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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$441,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,231
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    265
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    176
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    452
    525
  • Theft
    1,531
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    425
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,196
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Los Angeles Reviews

249 reviews
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First and foremost: Los Angeles needs more parks. Small parks, corner parks, neighborhood parks, one grand central park--we need parks on every corner. I would like to see more underground parking garages and less cars parked on the streets. Imagine if all the driving roads for cars were underground, and above ground Los Angeles had succulent lined sidewalks with buffalo grass sprawling across the streets for people to walk on and electric buses lining the streets. It would result in less driving and better air quality.

I love living in Los Angeles. It is a culturally vibrant mecca with amazing restaurants, theatre, movies, book signings, reading, lectures, comedy, concerts, underground shows, and so much more! If you are culturally awakened and want to experience new adventures every night, Los Angeles is the city to live in. I am never bored and living in central LA allows for the beach, the mountains, downtown, NoHo, the valley, Pasadena, the Rose Bowl are all 10-30 minutes away.
When I first came to LA, I was so glad that I could explore here, where is such an amazing big city in the world. I had a big dream when I just came to LA. I wanted to meet lots of people as much as I can, and feel all cultures in diversity. I was very surprised of diversity when I first came to LA. I didn't have much experience of diversity like this much, especially I am from quite small city in South Korea. In LA, there are lots of foods which are mixed and fusion, people who are ready to share all their ideas, and places from mountains to the beautiful beaches. However, I realized that something is missed after I explored a little bit. I thought LA needs more facilities for minorities who need help. There weren't much facilities for homeless, or orphans. US has a huge gap between the rich and the poor. For 1 year and a half, I experienced amazing things, and met amazing people. If LA tries to make more organization for people who need help, it would be the best city in the world!
Los Angeles is the city of stars. I am extremely thankful to be living in a place where people travel from all over the world to visit. While some people dream about seeing the Hollywood sign in person, I can look out my window and see it! At night when the sky starts to fade into darkness with the beautiful sunset in the background there is a time called "the golden hour". This is when the sun hits the Ritz Carlton in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles and spreads light all over the city, shimmering gold. Although I do not live next to a movie star, they are easy to spot in the grocery stores or running in the canyons of Studio City. To live in Los Angeles you don't have to be a celebrity, however living in Los Angles makes you feel like a star.