Los Angeles County

187 reviews
  1. County in California
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    D-
  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
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$425,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,221
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    219
    264
  • Murder
    5
    5
  • Rape
    22
    37
  • Robbery
    161
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    439
    575
  • Theft
    1,396
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    360
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,870
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

187 reviews
  • Excellent
    63
  • Very Good
    76
  • Average
    39
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    2
First and foremost: Los Angeles needs more parks. Small parks, corner parks, neighborhood parks, one grand central park--we need parks on every corner. I would like to see more underground parking garages and less cars parked on the streets. Imagine if all the driving roads for cars were underground, and above ground Los Angeles had succulent lined sidewalks with buffalo grass sprawling across the streets for people to walk on and electric buses lining the streets. It would result in less driving and better air quality.

I love living in Los Angeles. It is a culturally vibrant mecca with amazing restaurants, theatre, movies, book signings, reading, lectures, comedy, concerts, underground shows, and so much more! If you are culturally awakened and want to experience new adventures every night, Los Angeles is the city to live in. I am never bored and living in central LA allows for the beach, the mountains, downtown, NoHo, the valley, Pasadena, the Rose Bowl are all 10-30 minutes away.
  • Current Resident
  • 11 days ago
It's an interesting, exciting and vibrant city with great weather and plenty of sights to see. You are pretty much close to anything you can imagine. We have the desert, the ocean, the mountains, all within 20-30 minutes of each other. The suburbs are nice and tranquil and our urban life is enthralling. There's something for everyone in this amazing city!
  • Current Resident
  • 20 days ago
I like the diversity in Los Angeles, it's filled with different people and backgrounds along with delicious food it's a melting pot of cultures. It gives me insight and more of an open mind rather than remaining narrow minded. However I would like to see the tension of racism decrease as well the traffic too!
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago