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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
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Westchester is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 40,334. Westchester is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Westchester offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Westchester there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Westchester and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Westchester are above average.
About Westchester...
Population
40,334

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$865,796
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,128
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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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
    160.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    167.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,063.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,837.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    738.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,510
National
$55,322
Families with Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Westchester Reviews

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The houses need to be redone for the prices they are selling for. But, the location is great! The restaurants are good and plenty. The Westfield mall is near by and it has more stores now.
You will see people walking their dogs and parents taking strolls with their babies. It is a pretty safe place. But one problem is, because Westchester is so close to LAX airport, some people leave their cars parked in front of your place. For weeks or days, annoying either way.
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I love living in Westchester. It is 5 minutes from my school (Loyola Marymount University). Everyone her is respectable and I thoroughly have enjoyed meeting new people in my neighborhood as well as helping baby sit their children!
I have lived in Westchester for the past twenty three years since my parents moved into the house we currently live in. Since I was a little kid, I spent a lot of time outdoors in Westchester. Skateboarding was a bit part of my life when I was a little kid and Westchester was a great place to skate, plus as a little kid just beginning to go out on my own with friends around the block and such, it was always a great time to go out to the local Subway, buy ourselves some sandwiches and go skating until the sun went down. My time spent in Westchester has been nothing short of amazing due to the close friends I've made whom I still have to this day, and the memories I've made. As I got a older, I really took in what Westchester had to offer, and now having a girlfriend it makes me realize that Westchester has plenty of great places to go out making the experience of the city much more enriching.