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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
West Los Angeles is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 13,900. West Los Angeles is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in West Los Angeles offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Los Angeles there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Los Angeles and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Los Angeles are above average.
About West Los Angeles...
Population
13,900

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$964,290
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,215
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    38%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    24.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    957.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,682.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    221
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$98,056
National
$55,322
Families with Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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I've been living in west Los Angeles for the last 13 years and I love it. I'm originally from East Los Angeles but West LA is my home now. The area that I live in is called Little Japan. It's one of the safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. It's 3 miles from the beach so there's always a breeze, even on the hottest day. The street I live on is Sawtelle Blvd and it's lined with awesome Asian restaurants and shops. There's a big Japanese community in the area (hence why it's called Japantown) and a lot of the businesses are Japanese owned and have been for years. I'm part Japanese so the area and the people remind me of growing up with my full Japanese grandmother. Sawtelle also has two of the oldest nurseries (Japanese gardens) in Southern California. The only downfall is the notorious "West Side Traffic" which congests most of the the streets in west Los Angeles as well as the 405 freeway and the 10 freeway that surrounds the city.
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Everything was a good distance away. If it wasn’t close, it definitely wasn’t far either. Convenient public transportation to get anywhere. Food, shops, neighborhoods are nice and decent. However, prices are getting higher nowadays which sucks. I live in South Bay now and I miss West LA so much!
Living near Downtown Los Angeles is nice because of the view but the reality is that its not always like that. Things are hard around here due to the high amount of tolerance and ignorance. Because people aren't always safe there is always someone being killed around the block, and that's whether it's because of gang members or just random people killing innocent people. I grew up in this area but even then its still a dangerous zone.