Bellflower

114 reviews
  1. Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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-
Suburb of
Los Angeles

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$341,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,177
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    239
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    10
    37
  • Robbery
    125
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    528
    575
  • Theft
    1,065
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    492
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,360
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

114 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    17
  • Average
    62
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    4
The general attitude in Bellflower (or at least in the part I live in) is very positive. I live near Bellflower Blvd., and they have hidden gems such as a Pirate Park behind a small Towne Center that kids would enjoy, seasonal get-togethers like the weekly free movie-nights during the past two months or so, and for "frugal" people like me, yard sales galore on the weekends! The city is well-kept and tries its best to be people-friendly, as can be seen with the scattering of many small parks for the children and walk/bike trails for the more active. Overall, having been a worker-resident here for almost 8 years, I've got to say this place has definitely got a little something for everybody.
  • Works Here
  • 3 months ago
With a population of 77,593 of diverse people, Bellflower is a small suburban town that has a quaint 60's vibe that attracts people to its historical landmarks and vintage shops in the downtown area. Downtown Bellflower is a sight worth to see if you like soda shacks, shoe shining booths, a mix of both vintage and modern restaurants that give it a modern yet simplistic touch. Though Bellflower doesn't rank top in nightlife, it has more family oriented activities/venues. The cost of living isn't so bad either, with an estimated $700-$2300 cost for apartments and studios, one might find the most fitting place for their budget. From place t place the commute is very convenient with the Bellflower bus running every 15 minutes getting around is easy. I love this city it is safe, family friendly, diverse and have a handful of public schools to give an option on which to attend. It is truly a gem.
  • Current Resident
  • 19 days ago
My mom's car has been broken into on several occasions as well as our neighbors. Not to mention they break into everyone's mail boxes, they took our mail and as a result they got a hold of my social security number and information. It happens all across our street. Break ins aren't uncommon and the smell of weed in the afternoon and night can be really prevalent at times. By the park, right next to the freeway, there are these large trees which provide shelter for the homeless however, they are a hazard to the neighborhood since it hides potential attackers. Gangs hang out during the night in groups suspiciously thus making people fear going outside too late. There are junk cars out as well which are dangerous at night because people can just drag someone into their car and no one notice.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago