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      Living in Lakewood, CA

      Lakewood is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 81,054 inhabitants. With a population density of 8,606 people per square mile, Lakewood is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Lakewood identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 19% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Lakewood might be a good fit as 71% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Lakewood, California. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lakewood, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, education, housing and more.

      Using data and statistics Lakewood has received a livability score of 75/100. This score is ranked in the 89th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the national average, Lakewood ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Lakewood ranks well for amenities (A+), education (B), employment (A+) and housing (B-).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., Lakewood has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Lakewood apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Lakewood is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Lakewood come in at $445,800, which is 8.9% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lakewood, the home price to income ratio is 5.4, which is 15.6% lower than the California average.

      Lakewood transportation information

      Statistic Lakewood California National
      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.1%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Lakewood, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).