Livability Score

60
/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 F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Wellington Heights
Coffee Shop
La Terraza Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Ground Up Coffee
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
JJ Hong Kong Cafe
Coffee Shop
RVCC Intersect
Coffee Shop
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Maru Coffee
Coffee Shop
Barbara's
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Blue Bottle Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Verve Coffee
Coffee Shop
Daily Dose
Coffee Shop
The Wheelhouse
Coffee Shop
Novel Cafe
Coffee Shop
Groundwork Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
Regency Commerce 14
Cinema
Weingart Stadium
Stadium
Edison Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
Vincent Price Art Museum
Museum
Coyolxauhqui Plaza
Attraction
Citadel Outlets
Attraction
Jesse Owens Stadium
Stadium
Arena Theatre
Theatre Arts
State Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Mariachi Plaza
Attraction
AMC Atlantic Times Square 14
Cinema
North Main and Mission
Attraction
Unknown Name
Bowling Alley
Monterey Park Historical Museum
Museum
Wilding Cran Gallery
Art Gallery
Sacred Heart Auditorium
Theatre Arts
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Attraction
Hauser & Wirth
Art Gallery
Food and Drink (16) D-
7 Lucky Market
Alcohol
Pronto Pizza
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Olymic Donuts
Fast Food
El Buen Dia Market
Alcohol
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Erika's Tacos
Fast Food
King taco
Fast Food
Jack In The Box
Fast Food
El Pollo Loco
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
El Pollo Loco
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Boston Market
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Church's Chicken
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Quiznos
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Men's Gym
Gym
Boyle Heights Senior Citizen Center
Community Centre
Costello Senior Citizen Center
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
El Sereno Senior Citizen Center
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
F45 Training
Gym
LA Boulders
Gym
Lincoln Heights Senior Citizen Center
Community Centre
La Kretz Innovation Center (LACI)
Community Centre
Lincoln Heights Youth Center Complex
Community Centre
Groceries (6) F
Maravilla Meat Market
Butcher
Superior Grocers
Grocery Store
La Mexicana Bakery
Bakery
Ralphs
Grocery Store
El Super
Grocery Store
Peñaloza Market
Grocery Store
Sara's Market
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Jim's Bakery 金獅餅家
Bakery
Marie Callender's
Bakery
Diamond Bakery 鑽石餅家
Bakery
Kee Wah Bakery 奇華
Bakery
99 Ranch Market
Grocery Store
Pronto Donuts
Bakery
Ralphs
Grocery Store
GW Supermarket
Grocery Store
Ngoc's Bakery
Bakery
Unknown Name
Bakery
T.S. Emporium
Grocery Store
Panederia y Cafe
Bakery
Bread Lounge
Bakery
Superior Grocers
Grocery Store
Quang Hoa Super Market
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Parks (39) C-
Unknown Name
Park
Obregon Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Belvedere Park
Park
Atlantic Avenue Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Bristow Park
Park
City Terrace Park
Park
Salazar Park
Park
Sunnyslopes Park
Park
Morin Memorial Square
Park
Morin Memorial Square
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Pine Tree Park
Park
Bandini Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (6) F
76
Convenience Store
Zozaya Market & Liquor
Convenience Store
Brooklyn Hardware
Home Improvement
Professional Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Dino Mart
Convenience Store
Daiso Japan
Discount Store
Vans
Shoes
The Children's Place
Clothing
Foot Locker
Shoes
Unknown Name
Department Store
Billabong
Clothing
DKNY
Clothing
H&M
Clothing
Ann Taylor Factory Store
Clothing
Tommy Hilfiger
Clothing
PacSun
Clothing
Quiksilver
Clothing
Nike
Clothing
US Polo
Clothing
Old Navy
Clothing
Unknown Name
Mall
Unknown Name
Mall
Unknown Name
Mall
OshKosh B'gosh
Clothing
Unknown Name
Mall
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 8.3% take public transportation in East Los Angeles.
Public Transit Stops (118)
Stops & Stations
A+
Maravilla
Transit Station
Arizona / Eagle
Bus Stop
Mednik / 4th
Bus Stop
Arizona / Eagle
Bus Stop
Mednik / 4th
Bus Stop
Mednik / 3rd
Bus Stop
Arizona / 6th
Bus Stop
Arizona / 6th
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Mednik / 3rd
Bus Stop
East Los Angeles Civic Center
Transit Station
Arizona / Hubbard
Bus Stop
Arizona / Hubbard
Bus Stop
Mednik / 1st
Bus Stop
Metro
Bus Stop
Mednik / 1st
Bus Stop
Arizona / Whittier
Bus Stop
Metro 68
Bus Stop
Metro 68
Bus Stop
Metro 68
Bus Stop
Metro 68
Bus Stop
Arizona / Whittier
Bus Stop
Metro 68
Bus Stop
Metro 68
Bus Stop
Metro 256
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
8.3%
B+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in East Los Angeles is 143/100 - which is 2% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

East Los Angeles crime rates are 4,493 per 100k, which is 58% higher than California
Property Crime
3,703 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
790 crimes per 100k
F
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employment C

The median income in East Los Angeles is $50,280 - which is 21% lower than California.
Med. Household Income
$50,280
F
Unemployment Rate
4.3%
D
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health D

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (12)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center
Doctor
East LA Sheriff's Station
Police
East Los Angeles County Sheriff's Patrol Station
Police
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #3
Fire Station
East Los Angeles Health Center
Doctor
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital
Hospital
Sunrise Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #1
Fire Station
Los Angeles Community Hospital
Hospital
Los Angeles County Fire Department Headquarters
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #22
Fire Station
City Terrace Sheriff's Office
Police
Monterey Park Hospital
Hospital
Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Station 25
Fire Station
Poly-Tech Dental Studio
Dentist
Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Station 16
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #50
Fire Station
Hollenbeck Community Police Station
Police
USC Kidney Center
Clinic
Monterey Park Dental Center
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B-

East Los Angeles home prices are $446,900 - which is 9% higher than California
Home Price
$446,900
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
27%
A+
Home Affordability
8.9x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B+

The East Los Angeles graduation rate is 46% - which is 42% lower than California
School Test Scores
N/A
High School Grad. Rates
46%
F
Elementary Schools (0) A+
Humphreys Avenue Elementary
Alfonso B. Perez Special Education Center
Griffith Middle
Marianna Avenue Elementary
Brooklyn Avenue Elementary
Morris K. Hamasaki Elementary
Animo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle
Animo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle
Kipp Raices Academy
Kipp Iluminar Academy
Kipp Sol Academy
Kipp Sol Academy
Kipp Iluminar Academy
Arts In Action Community Charter
Ford Boulevard Elementary
Fourth Street Primary Center
Fourth Street Elementary
Kipp Raices Academy
Our Lady Of Guadalupe School - La
Belvedere Middle
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
City Of Angels
Belvedere Elementary
Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8
Rowan Avenue Elementary
High Schools (2) A+
Alfonso B. Perez Special Education Center
Ednovate - Esperanza College Prep
Hilda L. Solis Lrng Acad Sch Of Tech Business And Ed
Ednovate - Usc Esperanza College Prep
Monterey Continuation
James A. Garfield Senior High
Soc Just Leadership Acad At Esteban E. Torres High #5
E. Los Angeles Renaiss Acad At Esteban E. Torres High #2
Engr And Tech Acad At Esteban E. Torres High #3
Humanitas Acad Of Art And Tech At Esteban E. Torres High #4
Esteban Torres East La Performing Arts Magnet
Collegiate Charter High Of Los Angeles
Collegiate Charter High School Of Los Angeles
City Of Angels
New Opportunities Charter
Alliance Morgan Mckinzie High
Alliance Morgan Mckinzie High
East Los Angeles County Community
Ramona Opportunity High
Kirby Dorothy Camp
Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High
Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High
Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math And Science
Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math And Science
L.A. County High School For The Arts
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ratings F

East Los Angeles has an overall rating of 43% from 8 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
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User Surveys (7)
From AreaVibes
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East Los Angeles Area Facts

  • East Los Angeles has a Livability Score of 60/100, which is considered below average
  • East Los Angeles crime rates are 58% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in East Los Angeles is 2% higher than the California average
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East Los Angeles: The Least Desirable Place to Live In L.A. 2 rating By Anonymous ( May 31, 2010) East Los Angeles, home to the famous "Skid Row" area, is still one of the least popular living areas in L.A. Real estate prices are low, but neighborhoods are generally very rough. Houses and apartment buildings are old, many somewhat shaky from a lifetime of weathering earthquak ...Read More es. Crime rates are usually high, jobs are few and diminishing every day. Many businesses and factories in the city of East Los Angeles are closing and laying off workers. Weather is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, and traffic is horrendous. Quality shopping and grocery stores are scarce. I would not argue with someone if they labeled East Los Angeles as a slum.

People visiting East Los Angeles must make a stop at the Chinatown area. Vendors and small shops line the streets, offering anything imaginable for a low price. Visitors should bring cash, as most vendors and stores only accept cash. Chinatown is rich in history and sights, fun shops and oddities galore. Almost every restaurant offers delicious food, but the most outstanding restaurant I've found is Sam Woo on Broadway. Prices are low and the food is absolutely the best Chinese food I've ever eaten. Read Less
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East Los Angeles, CA

East Los Angeles is the neighbor of famed Los Angeles. It's modest in size, but offers all the perks to people eager for city living. Warm weather, large parks and a wide array of restaurants, especially taco establishments, make this an exciting place to live and explore.

This city is over 90% Latino, which makes it one of the least diverse in Los Angeles County. It’s absent from the influence of Hollywood and multi-million-dollar mansions, but nonetheless has an appeal all its own. People from this descent can find a sense of community, whether they decide to rent or own a home and start a family. There is certainly no shortage of options; they can choose from over 200 neighborhoods with a comfortable standard of living. Mexicans, Chicanos and Hispanics from all over the country settle in East Los Angeles, as well as immigrants from Mexico. It’s no coincidence that the area is close to the border and boasts the largest Latino population in the United States.

Visitors and inhabitants never tire of experiencing the city’s rich history. Two popular landmarks are Our Lady of Solitude Church and the Golden Gate Theater. Both feature grandiose architectural details perfect for those who want to indulge in beautiful art. Foodies and music lovers also cannot miss checking out Mariachi Plaza in the Boyle Heights neighborhood. Thousands of people flock there every Friday and Sunday to fill their bellies with lunch and sip on aguas frescas for refreshment from the heat.

Even the traditional attractions in East Los Angeles have a flair. The Libros Schmibros library has colorful graffiti on its exterior and serves as a community hub and bookstore in addition to a lending establishment. Visitors can enjoy movies, public conversations and classes as well as browse literary classics to borrow. Grocery shopping is unconventional, too. El Centro Grocery has abundant, nutritious goods to keep people healthy. It’s also attached to the Maravilla Handball Court to get people active before they go home and eat a great meal. Handball requires no special skill; players simply use their hands to punt a ball to a wall.

The city is car-friendly but also has a transportation system that is easy to navigate. A metro bus service has connections throughout the LA area, which offers commuters a convenient way to get around without battling traffic. The Metro Gold Line train that travels straight through downtown LA added access to East Los Angeles in 2009, much to the relief of inhabitants.

The LA area is arguably the best place to live in the world. East Los Angeles has enough charm to compete with the most luxurious neighborhoods in the county.

F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in East Los Angeles? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Obregon Park
Unknown Name
Belvedere Park
Atlantic Avenue Park
Unknown Name
Bristow Park
City Terrace Park

Entertainment

Regency Commerce 14
Weingart Stadium
Edison Center for the Performing Arts
Vincent Price Art Museum
Coyolxauhqui Plaza
Citadel Outlets
Jesse Owens Stadium
Arena Theatre

Food & Drink

7 Lucky Market
Pronto Pizza
Subway
Jack in the Box
Olymic Donuts
El Buen Dia Market
McDonald's
McDonald's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in East Los Angeles? Of all people who commute, 8.3% take public transportation in East Los Angeles.
Drive to Work
71%

6% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
8%

3% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
3%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

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

Hospitals

Los Angeles Community Hospital
East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Sunrise Pharmacy

Doctors

East Los Angeles Health Center
Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center

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