I grew up in Bell Gardens, CA. I recently moved from the city due to a job opening. Bell Gardens is a dream area. It has tons of things to do, you hardly ever hear of anything "bad" happening, gas is cheap, rent is very cheap and the city, overall is absolutely amazing. Also, for those of you who are big gambling fans, The Bicycle Hotel/Casino is also located in Bell Gardens.
The Bicycle Hotel and Casino is within a few mile distance of all homes in Bell Gardens. Also, Bell Gardens has an amazingly fun golf course. They also offer a zip line. If you travel a little distance, you can go to Travel Town Museum which would be an amazing experience for both children and adults! Bell Gardens was always peaceful. Looking up crime rates, they have a 194, which is very low compared too the national average (387). Also, the gas is very cheap, running at $3.19 per gallon. Where I live now (in New York), I pay $3.78 per gallon.
The rent in bell gardens is also very cheap. It runs around $300 to $500 a month. Before I owned my house, I was paying $450 a month. Overall, I payed $350,000 for the house I was living in. The utilities in the house ran the same as they do everywhere else, and my family was as happy as they could be in Bell Gardens.
I sometimes regret moving from Bell Gardens. My family has the best times, they were always happy and they never got bored. I recommend anyone and everyone to move to Bell Gardens. It is a safe and always happy environment.