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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Winnetka is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 55,982. Winnetka is in Los Angeles County. Living in Winnetka offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Winnetka there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Winnetka and residents tend to be liberal.
About Winnetka...
Population
55,982

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$414,292
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,466
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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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
    238
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    124
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    583
    500
  • Theft
    926
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    330
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,985
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Winnetka is very nice to live in. The atmosphere of this particular environment is usually calm and soothing, and is relatively safe for the most part. There are many public schools within this area, and is friendly to all age groups. This area is not expensive to live in, and the traffic is not even near as intensive as the traffic in cities such as Los Angeles. My only real complaint about this area is the lack of job opportunities; very few job opportunities are open at a time in this area, which may make some individuals have a hard time settling in/being accustomed to the lifestyle needed to live in this area.
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I've lived here my whole life. When I was younger, this area was perfect in my eyes. Now that I'm older I start to see that this place isn't as I've always seen. I see the homelessness on the streets, the unwanted trash everywhere, and the frequent crimes. It's happened to my own family. My dad's small white pickup truck was taken from us overnight. The truck containing all of my dad's construction tools that he's spent most of his life working for. The truck that drove him to and from work everyday and therefore provided for our family. I've learned to be careful when going out even in the day because the crazy lady on the street might harm me. And that the men riding bikes out on the street at night were searching for victims. This area isn't the best, but it's not the worst. There are places that are worse, but we need change. Schools need more care and attention. Action towards the crime in the area are needed to minimize it. Streets could be cleaner. I hope to see some changes.
This is not the safest area ever. Not in terms of violence, as far as I'm concerned, but in terms of drug usage in the overwhelming homeless population that stay near certain complexes (at least on my street). Family is not all that comfortable with me walking around by myself even if it's just down the street.