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
$471,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,209
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      346
      273
    • Murder
      7
      6
    • Rape
      56
      41
    • Robbery
      226
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      408
      525
    • Theft
      1,544
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      408
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $50,205
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      11%
      11%
    • 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
      25%
      13%

    Los Angeles Reviews

    225 reviews
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    As a Southern California girl born and raised I do have a slight biased towards loving Los Angeles. Still, every city has pros and cons and LA is not excluded. To start, the public school system is a bit of a joke and there is a very widely accepted notion that if you can afford to not send your kids to LAUSD, don't! On that sour note, general safety is questionable depending on which area of LA you're in.

    Switching gears to LA's well-deserved praise starts with the incredible diversity--diversity in people, sub-sets of the city, cuisines, cultures, art, architecture! It creates in incredible ambiance that cannot be described via words alone. Lastly, and arguably one of LA biggest perks is its healthy-lifestlye promoting restaurants, gyms, and wellness centers that are found in just about every part of the city.
    Review Los Angeles
    Los Angeles is a beautiful place to call home. We are surrounded by the natural elements, from the mountains to the sea. We have a fabulous diversity of people from around the world. Inspiring art scene. Amazing food. Fun night life. Top notch shopping. Hikes that are easy to access. World class beaches... My only complaint is with the major issue of traffic - too many cars on the road! And I would also have to mention the smog - air quality is always of concern to me. Otherwise, life is good here in LA! Real estate and rents are high so you have to be making some money to live comfortably here.
    Los Angeles is a culturally rich city with so much to offer. If you don't like the beach, then there are countless hiking trails and parks to explore. I personally enjoy roaming through the art museums, particularly the LACMA, which usually have beautiful outdoor areas and cafes offering delicious food. And speaking of food, you could probably eat out every day and never eat at the same place twice! There are so many different cuisines and food options available whether you're a meat-eater, vegetarian, vegan, etc. It's a great place to live, visit, and explore!