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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  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-
Westchester is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 43,315. Westchester is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Westchester offers residents a suburban 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.
About Westchester...
Population
43,315

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$756,532
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,709
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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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
    160
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    167
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,064
    500
  • Theft
    2,838
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    738
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,120
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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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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Nice, small neighborhood. Has an ant problem, but it’s nothing a couple of ant traps won’t fix. Do be careful for college students living next door however, as LMU is right around the corner.
Westchester is growing as a community and has plenty of restaurants and services nearby. It is not a walkable area, which is the saddest part of the town as it is quite nice to walk between shops, just not on busy streets.