C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$308,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,126
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    184
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    117
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    210
    525
  • Theft
    903
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    689
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,882
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    56%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bell Gardens Reviews

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Bell Gardens is a small city surrounded by plenty of freeways to commute quickly to different areas nearby. I've lived here approximately 19 years; I attended school here until 8th grade. The middle school I attended was filled with great teachers who were willing to work with students to better their education. The safety in the city has gotten a lot better, but there were times where it was a bit of a dangerous area; there isn't much to do at night here.The city is very family oriented, considering how small the city is, it has plenty of parks, and park activities for people of all ages to enjoy. As it is a family friendly neighborhood, it is a very popular area for real estate. Houses are affordable and clean. The city has become very diverse with a growing population and is accepting of all lifestyles. Healthy aspect of the city has gotten better, they've improved things to promote healthy living as in all of life, it has become a trend.
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I have lived in Bell Gardens since I was five years old. Growing up in Bell Gardens is an experience that I would not change if I were given the opportunity. I have beautiful childhood memories and I made lifelong friends with whom I still stay remain friends with today and stay in touch with after more than twenty years. For the most part, Bell Gardens is a Hispanic community and lacks resources for the youth that would highly benefit them. If there is a change I would hope to see made in the city of Bell Gardens it would be for there to be more after school centers and resources made available to the youth in order for them to have mentorship and be guided to pursue a college education.
In my experience, Bell Gardens is a wonderful community. I was raised my entire life in this city, and up to now, I wouldn't have it anyway else. Bell Gardens offers many recreational activities in the community park and provides safety from the Bell Gardens Police Department. The neighborhood watch is also an active group for the community and its many great places to hang out and relax are offered here.