Bell

33 reviews
  1. Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Los Angeles

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$282,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$993
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    344
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    53
    37
  • Robbery
    202
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433
    575
  • Theft
    1,159
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    399
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,496
National
$53,046
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    55%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

33 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    7
  • Average
    18
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0
I have lived in Bell my whole life and I think it was a great place to grow up. For the most part it is a safe and small community where everybody knows each other. The only down side of Bell would definitely be the schools, I went to school from first grade to graduating high school in Bell and I must say that the education there could do much better. Aside from that however, I think it would be a great place to have a family as it is perfectly safe. I especially love how protected it is by the police department. A few years ago there was a gang issue that only lasted a few months before the police were able to get that taken care of right away. They imidiately handled the problem and did everything they could to insure the safety of everyone. A few months later the gangs that were creating an unsafe living condition ended up living away and the streets were safe again. I recommend this community to anyone it's a great place.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
The City of Bell has a lot of great community activities and does a great job to try and address the communities stressors. A few years ago, my city had a corrupt government in that they were embezzling thousands of tax payers dollars and I can honestly say that my city has been making sincere improvements to try and over come that debacle. Although my city still needs some improvements, we have definitely moved foward from that sad moment in our community.
  • Niche User
  • July 21 2015
It is not a welcoming neighborhood, everyone is conservative.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago