La Mirada

61 reviews
  1. Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  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
$409,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,563
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

La Mirada Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126
    264
  • Murder
    2
    5
  • Rape
    8
    37
  • Robbery
    45
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    254
    1
  • Theft
    883
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,178
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

61 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    23
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    0
There are so many parks near by, and the roads are big and spacious. This setting makes it safe to walk with to nearby schools with kids, to bike, and jog! It's a very clean and quiet neighborhood! There are really great grocery markets, shopping centers, $1 theatre, gyms and other community socializing spots that makes this neighborhood great.
  • Current Resident
  • 18 days ago
La Mirada is a very beautiful city. It suits people who love to be around grassy areas as there are many parks and fields. La Mirada is generally a quiet city. I could say it is peaceful and safe. There are a variety of things to do whether it is taking an art class down in city hall or going to the Dollar Theater which people love. I do think that I would choose to live here again because of its peaceful environment, however I believe this city needs more downtown centers to provide more activities and entertainment to its citizens. This area is great for families. La Mirada is already starting to open new businesses and shopping centers which will benefit the city. The future for this area is looking great. Something new is added to La Mirada almost every summer whether its a new Walgreeens or a Menchies and Pieology. La Mirada has great potential to become an even better city.
  • Niche User
  • Aug 10 2015
Housing here is pretty standard. We have a small area where the houses are very high end and expensive and we have areas that are bit more run down and tend to have more local disturbances with the police, etc. Prices of housing is pretty standard for Southern California so property values are pretty good. Utilities are average as well.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago