Livability Score

68
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (7) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Ding Tea
Coffee Shop
GREENDOOR Powered by Intelligentsia
Coffee Shop
Churroholic
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cornerstone Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Angel Food Donuts
Coffee Shop
85°C
Coffee Shop
85°C
Coffee Shop
Auntie's Cafe
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Tea Station
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (6) F
Cinemark Carson and XD
Cinema
Dignity Health Sports Park Tennis Stadium
Stadium
Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles
Attraction
University Theatre
Theatre Arts
Dignity Health Sports Park Soccer Stadium
Stadium
International Printing Museum
Museum
K1 Speed Indoor Karting
Attraction
Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Banning Residence Museum
Museum
Bowlero
Bowling Alley
APC Fine Arts & Graphics Gallery
Art Gallery
Torrance Historical Society Museum
Museum
Food and Drink (44) D-
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Sweets
Juice-C-Juice
Fast Food
Ike's Love and Sandwiches
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Donuts Supreme
Fast Food
Five Guys
Fast Food
Raising Cane's
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Smashburger
Fast Food
Jersey Mike's Subs
Fast Food
Dog Haus
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Yes Donuts
Fast Food
H. Salt Fish & Chips
Fast Food
Winchell's Donut House
Fast Food
Fosters Freeze
Fast Food
El Pollo Loco
Fast Food
Yoshinoya
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
A&W
Fast Food
Jollibee
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Fitness (3) B
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
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Gym
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Community Centre
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Wilmington Senior Center
Community Centre
KUBO Theatre and Community Center
Community Centre
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Gym
Groceries (12) F
ALDI
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Jenny's Cakes & Pastries
Bakery
Goldilocks
Bakery
Tambuli Market
Grocery Store
Red Ribbon
Bakery
V Tropical Bake Shop
Bakery
Seafood City Supermarket
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Numero Uno 113
Grocery Store
Best Food Market
Grocery Store
Katy's Bakery
Bakery
ALDI
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Northgate Gonzalez Market
Grocery Store
99 Ranch Market
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
85°C
Bakery
85°C
Bakery
Ralphs
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Parks (23) A+
Dolphin Park
Park
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Playground
Perry Street Mini-park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Doctor Thomas G Mills Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
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Playground
Del Amo Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Calas Park
Park
Anderson Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Carson Park
Park
Victoria Community Regional Park
Park
Dominguez Park
Park
Veterans Park and Sports Complex
Park
Stevenson Park
Park
Scott Park
Park
Scottsdale Townhouse Association's Neighborhood Park
Park
Tanaka Park
Park
Silverado Park
Park
51st Street Greenbelt
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
C. David Molina Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (33) A-
Tam Nails
Beauty
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Hairdresser
Salon IIIX
Beauty
Johnny's Beauty Supply
Beauty
IKEA
Furniture
Target
Department Store
JCPenney
Department Store
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
AT&T
Electronics
Verizon
Electronics
Unknown Name
Mall
T-Mobile
Electronics
Sola Salons
Beauty
Boutique Spa
Beauty
Burlington
Department Store
Ross
Department Store
ProfessioNail
Beauty
Salon Image
Beauty
99¢ Bargain Center
Discount Store
Islands Fabric
Fabric
La Von Skin Care
Beauty
Unique Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Sunshine Salon
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Gift Shop
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.6% take public transportation in Carson.
Public Transit Stops (60)
Stops & Stations
A+
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Workers Taking Public Transit
2.6%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Carson is 152/100 - which is 9% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Carson crime rates are 3,218 per 100k, which is 13% higher than California
Property Crime
2,744 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
474 crimes per 100k
D-
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employment A+

The median income in Carson is $86,040 - which is 35% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$86,040
A+
Unemployment Rate
4.2%
D
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health C-

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (18)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Dominguez Hills Dental Group
Dentist
US Renal Care Carson Dialysis
Clinic
S. Dahiya Medical Group
Clinic
CB Orthodontics
Dentist
Children's Dental
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Carson Sheriffs Station
Police
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #10
Fire Station
Providence Family Medicine
Clinic
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #127
Fire Station
Dr. Oh's Dentistry
Dentist
Carson Discount Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Care Dental Center
Dentist
Carson Children's Dentistry
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #36
Fire Station
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #116
Fire Station
Alpine Village Dental
Dentist
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #105
Fire Station
American Medical Evaluation Centers
Doctor
American Medical Evaluation Centers
Doctor
Compton Fire Station 4
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Hospital
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A-

Carson home prices are $494,800 - which is 21% higher than California
Home Price
$494,800
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
26%
A+
Home Affordability
5.8x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools D+

The Carson graduation rate is 78% - which is 3% lower than California
School Test Scores
42%
F
High School Grad. Rates
78%
D
Elementary Schools (23) F
Del Amo Elementary
Magnolia Science Academy 3
Magnolia Science Academy 3
Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle
Golden Wings Academy Inc
Andrew Carnegie Middle
Annalee Avenue Elementary
Bonita Street Elementary
Carson Christian School
Broadacres Avenue Elementary
Leapwood Avenue Elementary
Carson Street Elementary
Towne Avenue Elementary
Dolores Street Elementary
Rancho Dominguez Preparatory
Dominguez Elementary
Stephen M. White Middle
Van Deene Avenue Elementary
Caroldale Learning Community
Ganas Academy
Catskill Avenue Elementary
Webster Elementary
Devin A. Gonzales Ii Academy Of The Art'S And Sc
Two Hundred Thirty-Second Place
Walton Middle
High Schools (10) D-
Magnolia Science Academy 3
Magnolia Science Academy 3
Carson Christian School
Carson Senior High
California Academy Of Mathematics And Science
Academy Of Medical Arts At Carson High
Academies Of Education And Empowerment At Carson High
Rancho Dominguez Preparatory
Eagle Tree Continuation
Devin A. Gonzales Ii Academy Of The Art'S And Sc
Gardena Senior High
Phineas Banning Senior High
New Millennium Secondary
New Millennium Secondary
Moneta Continuation
Pacific Baptist School
Avalon High
Pacific Lutheran High School
Pacific Harbor Christian School
Compton Community Day High
Parkridge Private School
Compton High
Cabrillo High
Intellectual Virtues Academy
The Education Corps
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ratings B-

Carson has an overall rating of 68% from 11 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
C-
User Surveys (9)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Below Average City 2.5 rating By daboii ( May 27, 2018) I have been living here since I was born. I'm from the Del Amo area. Dangerous. The core of gangs in Carson. Luckily, I'm good friends with the gang members. Many robberies and crime. The community is small so about every month someone you know will be killed. Other than gang vi ...Read More olence the bystanders are nice. Parties here are very fun. Schooling is very bad. Students use drugs on campus, skip class, excessively disrespect the teachers and staff, etc. I recommend sending your child to a different school district if he/she is serious about their education. Even my old private school (kindergarten) was shut down for SEX ACTS. Many parks but usually gang infested. Recommended for people who are seniors as they mostly unharmed. Read Less
Carson, CA: A Little Family Fun For Everyone 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 06, 2010) Carson is a fairly nice city located south of Los Angeles. There are not a lot of attractions in Carson, but it does offer a large public swimming pool, a few parks and several restaurants and nightlife venues. Suave Nightclub is a popular location and is fairly priced with a goo ...Read More d atmosphere, promising a fun evening out.

In Carson, kids will enjoy Go Kart World. With numerous tracks and go-karts to choose from, kids will find this amusement park very exciting. Another fun destination for people of all ages is the International Printing Museum, focusing on the history of printing and machines. One of the best Hawaiian restaurants in this area is called Back Home in Lahaina. Offering live music, deliciously authentic cuisine and a friendly Hawaiian atmosphere, guests are sure to enjoy every second of their visit here.

Carson's job market does not offer very many options, just as many areas in Los Angeles. Neighborhoods are pretty friendly and real estate prices are still affordable for most, making Carson a comfortable place to live. Shopping is also plentiful throughout the city of Carson. The best place to buy seafood is Seafood City Supermarket, offering the best quality fresh seafood. Read Less
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C Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Carson? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Dolphin Park
Unknown Name
Perry Street Mini-park
Unknown Name
Doctor Thomas G Mills Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Del Amo Park

Entertainment

Cinemark Carson and XD
Dignity Health Sports Park Tennis Stadium
Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles
University Theatre
Dignity Health Sports Park Soccer Stadium
International Printing Museum
K1 Speed Indoor Karting
Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum

Food & Drink

Unknown Name
Juice-C-Juice
Ike's Love and Sandwiches
Panera Bread
Donuts Supreme
Five Guys
Raising Cane's
Chipotle

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Carson? Of all people who commute, 2.6% take public transportation in Carson.
Drive to Work
81%

5% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A- Health & Safety

Is Carson a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Carson Discount Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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