B+
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
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  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
$496,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

Los Angeles Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    396
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    257
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    395
    500
  • Theft
    1,615
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    464
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Great place to live with good opportunity for employment and large personal growth! Traffic is legendary, and shopping can be like a religious experience in ritzy areas or numerous malls. It's the other aspects that can make it worthwhile to negotiate this unique metropolis. Great museums, DTLA's resurgence driven by Staples Center initially, sports of all types, dining to please all wallets, scenic vistas, cultural events, and so much more.
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One thing I love about Los Angles is that it is a diverse community! Although public schools aren't great, I find that wherever I turn I will see different communities Asian people, Mexican, Salvadoreans, Caucasian, etc. LA is such a diverse area that we can find any foods we want. We can try new things, go to the beach every day because it isn't more than 30 min away. Off-course different parts of LA will be different, and that's what makes Los Angeles great that it is different and not dull, boring, there is excitement in every corner (taco stands for example).

I would like it if public schools would improve, improve in teaching, in the food they serve, in having more students graduating, having more school activities and encouraging more students to continue school and be active in government and current events. Public school systems are obviously important and make an impact whether good or bad. These students are our future and the ones that can make a change for good.
I have lived in LA 20+ Years, having grown up in the South Bay and Mount Washington. I currently live in the Valley. LA has some of the best food, attractions, and nightlife in the country. Plenty of Job opportunities. However, I would recommend visiting, but not living here. According to UCLA, Angelenos in 2013 paid 47% of their incomes to rent, which makes it literally one of the worst cities in the country for the middle middle and working classes. It has the worst traffic in the country! (google it!) The parking is always atrocious. Segregation & gentrification makes it (at for me personally) feel more like a "salad bow"l than a "melting pot" of cultures.