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A+ Bell Gardens Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Bell Gardens Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than California
Bell Gardens
12525% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bell Gardens cost of living
B+ Bell Gardens Crime Total crime is 33% lower than California
Total crime
1,97828% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5128% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Bell Gardens crime
F Bell Gardens Employment Household income is 42% lower than California
Median household income
$37,18333% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$11,54461% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%44% higher than the US average
Bell Gardens employment
D- Bell Gardens Housing Home value is 22% lower than California
Median home value
$318,70073% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14220% higher than the US average
Home ownership
21%67% lower than the US average
Bell Gardens real estate or Bell Gardens rentals
F Bell Gardens Schools HS graduation rate is 46% lower than California
High school grad. rates
43%48% lower than the US average
School test scores
21%57% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:148% higher than the US average
Bell Gardens K-12 schools

Living in Bell Gardens, CA

Located in the state of California, Bell Gardens is a mid-sized city with a population of 42,805 residents. In Bell Gardens, there are 17,411 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 73%, the majority of the Bell Gardens population is White; this is followed by 1% Black and 1% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Bell Gardens are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 90% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Bell Gardens residents is 28.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Bell Gardens, California. The best areas in Bell Gardens and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Bell Gardens has a livability score of 62/100 and is ranked #842 in California and #20,940 in the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Bell Gardens ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). On a more negative note, Bell Gardens does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Bell Gardens, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Bell Gardens is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Bell Gardens come in at $318,700, which is 22.1% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bell Gardens, the home price to income ratio is 8.6, which is 34.4% higher than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Bell Gardens area were 9.1% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.3%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Bell Gardens, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Bell Gardens, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach8112.72,646
Walteria, Torrance7915.98,348
Hollywood Riviera, Torrance7916.510,432
The Plaza, Long Beach781121,865
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
City College Area, Long Beach781010,097
West Torrance, Torrance7714.668,889
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles7617.13,727
Los Altos, Long Beach7511.613,766

Best Cities Near Bell Gardens, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8517.220,477
Marina del Rey, CA8517.39,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8515.519,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8414.935,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8411.213,324
Hidden Hills, CA8432.11,573
South Pasadena, CA831025,936
Newport Beach, CA8327.286,813

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Attractions10/10
Community9/10
Nightlife9/10
Dining9/10
Shopping8/10
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.
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Source: The Bell Gardens, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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