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  • Inglewood has a Livability Score of 57/100, which is considered poor
  • Inglewood crime rates are 14% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Inglewood is 6% lower than the California average
  • Inglewood real estate prices are 13% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Inglewood are 12% lower than the California average

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      Inglewood, CA

      Inglewood is one of the large suburbs in the Los Angeles Metro Area, and it currently has a population of over 100,000. The city is home to the area's newest professional sports stadium, SoFi Stadium, which hosts the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. Inglewood was also the home to the Showtime Lakers when Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were taking the NBA by storm at the Forum. Inglewood offers residents a lot of great entertainment options and a quick commute to Los Angeles dependent on traffic.

      Inglewood offers a high quality of life for city residents with plenty of local attractions. The California Science Center is a free attraction that is a great way to introduce children to the wonders of science. The hands-on displays let children's imaginations run wild. Exposition Park might be the most relaxing area in the city with the fountain that flows year-round standing tall in the center of the park. Wende Museum is a must see for history buffs since it chronicles the Cold War in-depth.

      Inglewood has a good collection of public, private, and charter schools that may play a role in your decision making process. When selecting a home for purchase or rent, you will want to check the boundaries to see if your child can go to a highly-rated school. Some of the area's top schools include Animo Inglewood Charter School, Wilder's Preparatory Academy, and City Honors College Prep School. Each of these educational options set a child up for future success at one of the many colleges in the LA area.

      Apollo Couriers and Hollywood Park Casino are two employers in Inglewood that are rated as some of the best for local jobs. The employ a large percentage of the city, and they offer generous benefits and a good work environment for Los Angelenos. The city's public school system also employees teachers, student support staff, and groundskeepers to manage operations.

      Getting around Inglewood by public transit is a nice way to lessen the stress of traffic jams and accidents. The city's busses have a number of routes to the most important points in the city. You can also get to downtown LA or to the Los Angeles International Airport by bus from Inglewood. The city also has a large number of Uber and Lyft drivers who are at the ready to transport you to a destination.

      Inglewood is a diverse community that offers great dining. Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen, Maria's Ricos Tacos, and Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles are just a few of the restaurants in the city that offer up great food and good times at affordable prices.

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      Not that bad

      I went to a hotel in Hawthorne CA and While going there Hawthorne I thought it was really bad and Inhlewood was going to be dead men everywhere or weed and gangs. But it wasn't that bad at all . In fact many people help you over there. I also went to Watts CAN and Hawthorne was just as close to Watts CA. Inhlewood isn't bad. It just a bit more dirty but Hawthorne has some meaner people in it don't live in Hawthorne unless you want to get shot or die.
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      Great safe place!!!

      Inhlewood got some reason is known for its "crime" but is safer than people actually think! Hawthorne or Lennex is more ghetto when you compare inhlewood with them or even Hawthorne Alone. Inhlewood isn't that bad it's just more graffiti and a bit more people working. It isn't as bad As other places.
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      Hub of African American Activity!

      Inglewood has so much to offer. A vibrant nightlife, great shopping, restaurants, black-owned businesses galore, a great little bookstore called Zahrah's Books and Things...I absolutely love Inglewood, Ca. Can't wait to return to my hometown!
      Ladera Shopping Center boasts a great little strip mall anchored by Ralph's and CVS. There is one of the best Goodwill stores I feel in the nation, with vintage clothing, antique furniture, books of every kind and description, many one-of-a-kind items.
      Simply Wholesome is a restaurant that offers vegetarian cuisine and on Sunday afternoons area musicians play everything from Afro-Jazz fusion to Raggae to anything inbetween. Across the street, you have landmark La Louisianne, home of gumbo and everything good wrapped up in a Creole funk that permeates the whole block. There are shops that offer authentic African clothing, artifacts, jewelry and various other items direct from the motherland!
      Easy access to anywhere you need to go, and you won't need to go anywhere once you go to Inglewood!
      Inglewood, California will ALWAYS be my home
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      Inglewood, CA - Simplicity In A Busy Little City

      Nestled just east of the Los Angeles International Airport, the city of Inglewood is a fairly busy and noisy city. Rental and housing prices are lower than most neighborhoods in Los Angeles because of the airport traffic. Although not as intense as it once was, the noise is still bothersome to many residents, making it a less popular place to live. Neighborhoods in Inglewood are a mix of good and bad. Some areas are still rough, while others are close-knit. I have visited the city numerous times when visiting friends. Inglewood does not boast famous and exciting attractions, but shopping is plentiful and jobs are easier to find than several other places in Los Angeles.

      Plenty of night clubs, bars and restaurants are available, making this city popular for young adults. Inglewood has plenty of restaurants to choose from, also. The two I recommend higher than any others are Soul Food Kitchen and Canton Kitchen. Soul Food Kitchen more than lives up to its name, providing some of the best genuine soul food west of the Mississippi. Featuring Chinese cuisine, Canton Kitchen is very small but produces the best Chinese food aside from Chinatown in the Los Angeles area.
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      Source: The Inglewood, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).