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
    B-
  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
$290,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$997
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    365
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    192
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    533
    525
  • Theft
    1,217
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    371
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,269
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    53%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bell Reviews

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The city of Bell is surrounded by the city south gate, bell gardens, and maywood. I wish I could say that the city of Bell, CA is diverse, but, unfortunately it is not. It's not necessarily a bad thing, a heavy hispanic population is what Bell is composed of which honestly makes me feel comfortable and in place. Although Bell is a small city, I'd love to see healthier food options, east and west of florence ( a big intersection) there is nothing but fast food along almost every corner! Mc Donalds, Carls jr, arbys, jack in the box, taco bell, taco places, you name it, it will be along florence. Thankfully there are several grocery stores, but introducing options such as a whole foods market, or a trader joes would be a game changer for the heavily hispanic population i am surrounded by, options such as these, to name a few, will not only be additional options individuals can take advantage of but will also introduce a healthier way of life overall.
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Bell is a small city surrounded by bigger busy cities. Bell has many family-friendly parks. There is no overnight street parking which has reduce night crime greatly. At there is constant police car patrolling the streets. Schools for the whole family are at a walking distant. The city does not have movie theaters or many bars/ clubs for entertainment, however, the neighboring cities, with a short drive do.
I have lived in Bell my whole life and I think it was a great place to grow up. For the most part it is a safe and small community where everybody knows each other. The only down side of Bell would definitely be the schools, I went to school from first grade to graduating high school in Bell and I must say that the education there could do much better. Aside from that however, I think it would be a great place to have a family as it is perfectly safe. I especially love how protected it is by the police department. A few years ago there was a gang issue that only lasted a few months before the police were able to get that taken care of right away. They imidiately handled the problem and did everything they could to insure the safety of everyone. A few months later the gangs that were creating an unsafe living condition ended up living away and the streets were safe again. I recommend this community to anyone it's a great place.