Livability Score

69
/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 D-

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Taliza Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Polly's Pies
Coffee Shop
Cafeteria
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
7 Leaves Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tapioca Express
Coffee Shop
RA's donuts
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
BAKERS & BARISTAS
Coffee Shop
Cafeteria
Coffee Shop
Milkyway Tea House
Coffee Shop
Drinx
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
3rd Street Coffee
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Ding Tea
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
It's A Grind
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (9) A+
Regency Norwalk 8
Cinema
Sproul Museum
Museum
Aquatic Pavilion
Water Park
Unknown Name
Bowling Alley
Unknown Name
Bowling Alley
AMC Norwalk 20
Cinema
Hargitt House Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Burnight Center/Theatre
Theatre Arts
Golf N' Stuff
Theme Park
Unknown Name
Stadium
Unknown Name
Stadium
Multi-Purpose Room
Theatre Arts
Mayberry Park Splash Pad
Water Park
Edwards Cerritos Stadium 10
Cinema
Cinemark Downey 14 and XD
Cinema
Columbia Memorial Space Center
Museum
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
Little India
Attraction
Allen Layne Stadium
Stadium
Harkins Cerritos 16
Cinema
McDonald's Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Downey Civic Theatre
Theatre Arts
Stay Gallery
Art Gallery
Food and Drink (17) D-
Taco Bell
Fast Food
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
La Taverna Sports Bar
Bar
Rally's
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Church's Chicken
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Starbucks Coffee
Beverages
Yoshinoya
Fast Food
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Farmer Boys
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Esporta Fitness
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Curves
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Wresting Room
Gym
Community Center
Community Centre
Liberty Community Plaza
Community Centre
The Camp Transformation Center
Gym
Martial Arts
Gym
Crossfit Downey
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (2) F
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Jerry's Liquor Market
Grocery Store
99 Ranch Market
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Luis Meat Market
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
The Market by Superior
Grocery Store
Ralphs
Grocery Store
El Marlin Seafood Store
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Amazon Fresh
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
El Super
Grocery Store
Superior
Grocery Store
Porto's Bakery & Cafe
Bakery
Bellflower Donuts
Bakery
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Parks (24) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Vista Verde Park
Park
Norwalk Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Gerdes Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sara Mendez Park
Park
New River Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Holifield Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Glazier Park
Park
Robert White Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Byron Zinn Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Zimmerman Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Hermosillo Park
Park
Lakeside Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Little Lake Park
Park
Riverview Park
Park
Shops (12) F
Unknown Name
Department Store
Mattress Outlet
Furniture
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Target
Department Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Pat's 605 Cyclery
Bicycle
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Department Store
Unknown Name
Books
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Target
Department Store
Live 4 Bikes
Bicycle
Pet Shop
Pets
8G Wireless
Electronics
Newyork No 1 Nail
Beauty
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Department Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.6% take public transportation in Norwalk.
Public Transit Stops (22)
Stops & Stations
A+
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
460 Stop
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Norwalk
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Firestone / Target
Bus Stop
Firestone / Target
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.6%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Norwalk is 149/100 - which is 7% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime C-

Norwalk crime rates are 2,256 per 100k, which is 21% lower than California
Property Crime
1,871 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
386 crimes per 100k
D+
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employment A+

The median income in Norwalk is $77,425 - which is 21% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$77,425
B+
Unemployment Rate
3.4%
C+
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health D+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (12)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
General Practice Med & Obstetrics
Doctor
Unknown Name
Doctor
La Familia Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Pediatrics
Doctor
Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 20
Fire Station
Coast Plaza Hospital
Hospital
Norwalk Sheriffs Station
Police
Dr. Andy Yoon DMD
Dentist
Los Angeles Community Hospital at Norwalk
Hospital
PIH Urgent Care Center
Clinic
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #115
Fire Station
Metropolitan State Hospital
Hospital
Munchies2Go | Medical Marijuana
Pharmacy
Campus Police
Police
Chau Hoang, DDS
Dentist
Downey Fire Station 2
Fire Station
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #98
Fire Station
Joshua Medical
Doctor
Kaiser Permanente
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center
Hospital
Unknown Name
Clinic
Cerritos Towne Center Dentistry
Dentist
Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Offices
Clinic
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Downey Fire Station 4
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B+

Norwalk home prices are $461,000 - which is 13% higher than California
Home Price
$461,000
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
24%
A+
Home Affordability
6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools D+

The Norwalk graduation rate is 71% - which is 11% lower than California
School Test Scores
40%
F
High School Grad. Rates
71%
D-
Elementary Schools (26) A+
Julia B. Morrison Elementary
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Joyland Preschool
D. D. Johnston Elementary
Nettie L. Waite Middle
Los Alisos Middle
John H. Nuffer Elementary
Corvallis Middle
William W. Orr Elementary
Paddison Elementary
Thomas B. Moffitt Elementary
Loretta Lampton Elementary
Earl E. Edmondson Elementary
New River Elementary
Pioneer Baptist School
John Dolland Elementary
Anna M. Glazier Elementary
Cresson Elementary
Norwalk Christian School
Studebaker Elementary
Lakeland Elementary
St Linus Catholic Elementary School
Lakeside Middle
Arturo Sanchez Elementary
Trinity Christian School
High Schools (4) D-
Norwalk High
Pioneer Baptist School
John H. Glenn High
Calvary Chapel Christian School
Bellflower High
Columbus Continuation
Downey Community Day
Tracy (Wilbur) High (Continuation)
Santa Fe High
Gahr (Richard) High
Spectrumcenter Schools Downey
Whitney (Gretchen) High
Los Angeles County Special Education
Los Angeles County Rop
Valley Christian High School
Abc Secondary (Alternative)
Las Flores Home Education Independent Study Academy
Cerritos High
Downey High
California Advancing Pathways For Students In Los Angeles Co
Bellflower Alternative Education Center
Mayfair High
Somerset Continuation High
St Paul High School
St Joseph High School
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ratings A+

Norwalk has an overall rating of 85% from 5 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (4)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Norwalk, CA - A Refreshing Break From Los Angeles 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 11, 2010) Norwalk is a fairly pleasant area located in Los Angeles County, south of the city itself. With the plentiful shopping, restaurant and dining opportunities, I have traveled there several times and found the best restaurant to be Sara's Mexican Bar & Grill. Originally I had stoppe ...Read More d there, thinking the place didn't look very spectacular but was intrigued because it shared my name. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent food, cooked to perfection and friendly attitude of the staff and owner in this fantastic Norwalk restaurant.

Unlike the trendy style of many boutique shopping areas or generic malls in greater Los Angeles is the Norwalk Town Square shopping center. With a diversity of popular and unique stores and set up to resemble a traditional town square, this location combines a 1950s style with modern architecture. Parking is usually easy to accomplish, which is a refreshing rarity in this city.

Located near four major freeways, Norwalk is a reasonably priced area to live and jobs are easier to find than many areas in Los Angeles. Retail is the main industry in this city. Whether moving or visiting, everyone is sure to find something to love about Norwalk. Read Less
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Norwalk, CA

Norwalk may not be as well-known as some of Los Angeles' other suburbs, but the city is located within a short striking distance from Hollywood and other LA attractions. With a population of over 100,000, it is one of the least populated cities in the LA Metro Area. That does not seem to bother the residents of this community though who enjoy a high quality of life, low crime, and good job opportunities.

Norwalk's Zimmerman Park is a microcosm of life in the city for many as the park provides amazing opportunities to recreate and friendship for the city's tiniest residents. The park has received a modern upgrade with new playthings that are perfect for young children. Golf-n-Stuff is another attraction that is suitable for families. The company's go-carts and mini golf course are great for a first date or a corporate outing. Driving under the lights is a magical experience that many teenagers say that remember well after they have left home. Adults who are looking to leave the children at home with the babysitter can opt for a night out on the town at The Gardens Casino. Testing your luck on the slots of the poker table is always a good option when you are there.

Home prices in Norwalk are expensive, but not quite as steep as in other LA suburbs. Since the city is not located on the coast, you may even be able to find a bargain or two out there on your hunt for a new home. Bloomfield Ave, City Center, and Pioneer Blvd are typically good areas to target as you begin your hunt for a home to buy or rent in the area. When you are looking at homes, you will want to see what the traffic is like in the area since it is a major problem in Norwalk and the great LA Metro Area. While the city does have public transit options available through a city-run service, it can take a while to get to your final destination if you have to commute during rush hour.

Medical providers are plentiful in Norwalk, and some of the largest employers in the city come from this sector of the economy. Those who are fortunate to work as a doctor or a nurse are some of the highest earners in the area. There are a number of local area schools that also offer jobs to a large number of professors, teachers, administrators, and support staff. Cerritos College is a four-year degree program that targets local high school graduates. John Glenn High School and Julia B. Morrison Elementary School are a couple of the schools that are highly regarded in the area.

D- Amenities

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

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Vista Verde Park
Norwalk Park
Unknown Name
Gerdes Park
Unknown Name
Sara Mendez Park

Entertainment

Regency Norwalk 8
Sproul Museum
Aquatic Pavilion
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
AMC Norwalk 20
Hargitt House Museum
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Taco Bell
In-N-Out Burger
La Taverna Sports Bar
Rally's
Popeyes
Wendy's
Jack in the Box
McDonald's

A+ Commute

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

5% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A Health & Safety

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

Hospitals

Coast Plaza Hospital
Los Angeles Community Hospital at Norwalk
Metropolitan State Hospital

Pharmacies

Munchies2Go | Medical Marijuana
La Familia Pharmacy

Doctors

Pediatrics
General Practice Med & Obstetrics

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