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A+ Westmont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westmont Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than California
12424% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westmont cost of living
F Westmont Crime Total crime is 49% higher than California
Total crime
4,40060% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2360% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Westmont crime
F Westmont Employment Household income is 54% lower than California
Median household income
$29,26247% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,40952% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%82% higher than the US average
Westmont employment
F Westmont Housing Home value is 22% lower than California
Median home value
$317,70072% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0046% higher than the US average
Home ownership
30%52% lower than the US average
Westmont real estate or Westmont rentals
F Westmont Schools HS graduation rate is 15% lower than California
High school grad. rates
68%18% lower than the US average
School test scores
18%63% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Westmont K-12 schools

Living in Westmont, CA

Westmont, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 32,147 inhabitants. Westmont has a population density of 17,399 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Westmont identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 45% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Westmont tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 31 is far below the national average. Single men and women might be happy to hear that in CityName, only Westmont% of the population is married.

If you’re considering moving 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 Westmont, California. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Westmont and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Westmont to California and the national average.

Westmont has a livability score of 55/100 and is ranked #1,260 in California and #26,956 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. This score also puts it among the worst 10 percent of cities in all of America. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Westmont ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). There are some categories that Westmont does not rank well for, including: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Westmont on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

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 available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Westmont is actually affordable. The median home price for Westmont homes is $317,700, which is 22.4% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Westmont, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 10.9, which is 70.3% higher than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Westmont were 10.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.5%.

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Compare Westmont, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Westmont, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach8114.92,646
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach8015.42,873
Walteria, Torrance7910.58,348
Hollywood Riviera, Torrance7910.110,432
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
The Plaza, Long Beach7814.521,865
City College Area, Long Beach7812.910,097
Westwood, Los Angeles7711.655,285
West Torrance, Torrance778.568,889

Best Cities Near Westmont, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8519.520,477
Marina del Rey, CA859.19,782
Hermosa Beach, CA857.619,726
Manhattan Beach, CA846.635,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8416.513,324
Hidden Hills, CA8425.71,573
South Pasadena, CA8314.225,936
Newport Beach, CA8330.986,813

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Mis Ann and Afforable Living

Living just outside of Las Angeles is something that I’ve already sought after. When moving to Westmont, that was one of my goals. Not too far away from the city that I couldn’t get to work, but no to close that could mixed up on the city life. Being in California, the weather in Westmont is something to lavish over.

Being in the suburb the best thing is finding a place to live without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, that’s where all the niceties meet an end. With Los Angeles within spitting distance there’s not much to do around town. Crime is also high and the school system is...well not the best.

One of the best spots in town though, if your a coffe and coffee treat lover, is Ms Ann’s on E Centruy Blvd. Everyone there is nice, and the sweets are to die for. In the mornings on my way to work, it’s the first place I stop before heading into the city.
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Source: The Westmont, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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