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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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-
West Los Angeles is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 16,620. 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.
About West Los Angeles...
Population
16,620

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$890,302
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,051
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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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
$85,962
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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West Los Angeles Reviews

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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!
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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.
I like the diverse environment I experience on a daily basis around my neighborhood, the security around the area is average which there is not that big amount of incidents that can put people in risk that often.

Schools really need to be improved, there are areas where schools are not that well equipped than others; it is important to address this issues being that not every child will receive the same education quality than others.
Sports areas such as gyms or recreational spaces could really create a more positive impact in my area if there would've been more, providing people the resources to exercises or doing positive activities will boost safety even more around my neighborhood. Also it is important to highlight that such spaces improve the lifestyle of every individual that have the access to them, it improves not just on a health perspective, but also, help people to create networks with those around their area, it helps people to be more involved with their neighborhood.