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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
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$487,264
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$970
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    95%
  • Own
    5%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    453
    283
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    334
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    635
    500
  • Theft
    980
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,094
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    43%
    13%
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Westlake, located in the famous City of Angels consists of strong cultural roots, pride, and even struggle. Westlake is a low-income community where it is evident to many how much community members put in effort in order to succeed. Westlake has been my home for the past 16 years, where anyone can find one's identity and have strong opinions on a variety of topics. Wetslake is the true representation of the American Dream and how many are willing to do anything to accomplish it.
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I've been living in this neighborhood for 14 years and it's safe for the most part. I had a wonderful experience in elementary school and in kindergarten. Something that really needs to change is that the street need to be more lit at night time. Also there are a lot of homeless people on the streets. Being able to navigate which parts of the neighborhood are less suspicious can be daunting, but it definitely gets better once you get used to it.
The things I liked about west lake is the amount of diversity in the neighborhood. There is so much different types of shops, restaurants, and many other establishments in the area. The amount of people that greet you every morning and all.