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Bell is an incorporated city in Los Angeles County, California, near the center of the former San Antonio Township (abolished after 1960). Its population was 35,477 at the 2010 census, down from 36,664 in the 2000 census. Bell is located on the west bank of the Los Angeles River and is a suburb of the city of Los Angeles. At 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), Bell is the thirteenth-smallest city in the United States with a population of at least 25,000.

In 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Bell's land area at 1245 out of 1257 cities (defined as incorporated areas) and two unincorporated areas that had a population of at least 25,000 in year 2000. Ten cities in the list of 1267 cities had no land area data (e.g., Goleta, California).

City residents voted to become a charter city in a special municipal election on November 29, 2005. Fewer than 400 voters turned out for that special election. More than half of those votes were dubiously obtained absentee votes.[12] Being a charter city meant that city officials were exempt from state salary caps.[13] A scandal ensued, in which several city officials were indicted for giving themselves extraordinarily high salaries.

History
Early history
The area comprising the city of Bell has a Native American history dating back thousands of years. The Gabrieliño Indians migrated to the place now called Bell in 500 BC. Spaniards have been living in this area of California since the mid-18th century. Among the early Spanish settlers was one of California’s first families, the Lugos. While stationed at Mission San Antonio de Padua near Salinas, California, Francisco Lugo’s first California son, Antonio Maria Lugo was born in 1775.That son became Don Antonio Maria Lugo, Spanish aristocrat and soldier, who settled on 30,000 acres of land that encompasses what is now the city of Bell.

In 1810, the King of Spain formally granted the land to Lugo as a reward for his military service.[15] Lugo also became the mayor of a little town called Los Angeles, from 1816–1819,[16] and the acreage became known as Rancho San Antonio. The grant was confirmed by the Mexican governor in 1838. By 1865, the Lugo family's fortune had dwindled and most of the Rancho was sold for less than a dollar per acre. The Lugo family did manage to retain its home, built about 1810, which is the now oldest house in Los Angeles County. The original adobe house was on Gage Avenue.

Between 1870 and 1890, settlers arrived to the area and among those was the city’s founder. In 1876, the pioneer residents for whom the city is named, James George Bell and his wife Susan Abia Hollenbeck Bell, and their two children, Maude Elizabeth and Alphonzo Sr. moved from Los Angeles where they lived for a short period with Susan's brother, John Hollenbeck, in their Victorian style home — the Bell House, now a historic landmark located at 4401 East Gage Avenue.[17] On April 6, 2000, the Bell House was dedicated as a California State Historical Resource.

James George Bell House
They acquired about 360 acres (145.7 ha) of land and in the next decade, helped in its development as a small farming and cattle raising community. The Bell Family lived at the Hollenbeck’s “Town House” on 4th and Breed Street until they moved into the “ranch” Bell House in 1876. The Bell House was an early Victorian style farm house. In 1898, the town’s name was changed from Rancho San Antonio to Bell, in honor of its pioneer founders.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Bell area was a sparsely settled countryside with a scattering of houses, including the Bell family's home. Between 1900 and 1915, more people settled into the area. More homes, schools, churches and a library were built, and several small businesses were established by 1913. The citizens agreed to provide all facilities and services for the library, except for the books.

Between 1920 and 1935, an explosive growth in population occurred in the Bell area. Old and new residents built new businesses, established schools, and founded community organizations, such as the Bell Chamber of Commerce and the Woman's Club. An area-wide sanitation district was formed in 1923 to provide sewer facilities.

In 1924, George O. Wheeler founded the Industrial Post, the local newspaper. By the early 1960s, the Bell Industrial Post had become the Bell-Maywood-Cudahy Industrial Post. It was later renamed the Community News, and became part of the Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Group. In 1998 it was sold again. The Community News disappeared not long after,[18] facilitating a chain of corrupt practiced that ultimately led to criminal convictions for city administrator Robert Rizzo, who had been hired around 1998, and six other Bell city officials.

In 1925, the Alcazar Theater to show "talking pictures", was opened. It has since been demolished. In 1926, Bell High School was opened.

Cityhood
Bell was incorporated as a city in 1927. Since its incorporation, the city of Bell has acquired land for public parks and the recreational program. The city also has constructed an adequate sewer system, widened all major streets, built a city hall, and provided fire department buildings, with the cooperation of the city of Maywood and the County of Los Angeles, the city of Bell constructed an indoor public swimming pool at Bell High School.


James George Bell House
The city's Chamber of Commerce is located at the historic James George Bell House, which serves as a meeting place and in addition, a museum showcasing artifacts from the city's founding family and period furniture. The house is open to the general public with free admission.
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  • City Center
  • E Florence Ave / Otis Ave
  • Gage Ave / Flora Ave
  • Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave
  • River Dr / Chanslor Ave
  • Walker Ave / Gage Ave
  • Woodward Ave / Florence Ave
  • City Center


    ABOUT BELL, CA 

    (CITY CENTER)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Median real estate price in the City Center of Bell is $434,403, which is more expensive than 33.7% of the neighborhoods in California and 77.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Bell City Center is currently $1,495, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 79.2% of California neighborhoods.

    Bell City Center is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bell, California.

    Real estate in the City Center of Bell, CA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Real estate vacancies in Bell City Center are 4.4%, which is lower than one will find in 78.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Bell City Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

    Notable & Unique: People
    Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Bell City Center neighborhood has more single mother households than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

    In addition, the Bell City Center neighborhood stands out within California for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 6.8% of college-friendly places to live in CA.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Bell City Center neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 20,020 people per square mile living here.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Bell City Center neighborhood has more Lebanese and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 74.4% have Mexican ancestry.

    Bell City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 90.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
    Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Bell City Center neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Bell City Center neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (46.0%) than are found in 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Bell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

    In the Bell City Center neighborhood, 33.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 33.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.5%), and 10.6% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Bell City Center neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 90.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

    In the City Center neighborhood in Bell, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (74.4%). There are also a number of people of Arab ancestry (4.1%), and residents who report Lebanese roots (4.1%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (1.5%), along with some Cuban ancestry residents (1.3%), among others. In addition, 46.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Bell City Center neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Here most residents (76.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.4%) and 7.4% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • E Florence Ave / Otis Ave


    ABOUT BELL, CA 

    (E FLORENCE AVE / OTIS AVE)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    E Florence Ave / Otis Ave median real estate price is $478,741, which is more expensive than 39.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 82.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in E Florence Ave / Otis Ave is currently $1,483, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 79.9% of California neighborhoods.

    E Florence Ave / Otis Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bell, California.

    E Florence Ave / Otis Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In E Florence Ave / Otis Ave, the current vacancy rate is 0.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in E Florence Ave / Otis Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.9% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

    In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,184 people per square mile living here.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood has more Lebanese and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 4.4% have Arab ancestry.

    E Florence Ave / Otis Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 83.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
    The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (43.1%) than are found in 95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood in Bell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 35.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

    In the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood, 37.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.3%), and 14.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 83.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

    In the E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood in Bell, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (74.7%). There are also a number of people of Arab ancestry (4.4%), and residents who report Lebanese roots (4.0%), and some of the residents are also of Cuban ancestry (2.5%), along with some South American ancestry residents (1.9%), among others. In addition, 43.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in E Florence Ave / Otis Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Here most residents (76.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (13.7%) and 6.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Gage Ave / Flora Ave


    ABOUT BELL, CA 

    (GAGE AVE / FLORA AVE)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Gage Ave / Flora Ave median real estate price is $541,731, which is more expensive than 47.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 85.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Gage Ave / Flora Ave is currently $1,657, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 70.0% of California neighborhoods.

    Gage Ave / Flora Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bell, California.

    Gage Ave / Flora Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Gage Ave / Flora Ave, the current vacancy rate is 2.4%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 89.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Gage Ave / Flora Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bell, the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

    Notable & Unique: People
    The Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood is unique for having just 3.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.1% of America's neighborhoods.

    In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 18.3% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.

    Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of California.

    Notable & Unique: Occupations
    More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood than in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 26.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

    In addition, 85.1% of the real estate in the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

    Furthermore, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,210 people per square mile living here.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 77.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

    Gage Ave / Flora Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 90.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood in Bell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 30.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

    In the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood, 42.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.7%), and 8.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 90.5% of households. Some people also speak English (7.8%).

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood in Bell, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (77.2%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (1.5%). In addition, 40.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Gage Ave / Flora Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (70.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.3%) and 8.4% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave


    ABOUT BELL, CA 

    (HELIOTROPE AVE / GAGE AVE)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave median real estate price is $442,739, which is less expensive than 66.5% of California neighborhoods and 19.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    The average rental price in Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave is currently $1,388, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 84.5% of California neighborhoods.

    Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bell, California.

    Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

    In Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave, the current vacancy rate is 1.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 94.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bell, the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

    Notable & Unique: People
    One of the really interesting characteristics about the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of California.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.9% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,058 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood has more Mexican and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 74.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 2.2% have Cuban ancestry.

    Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 90.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
    The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (45.5%) than are found in 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood in Bell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 21.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

    In the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood, 34.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.4%), and 19.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 90.4% of households. Some people also speak English (7.6%).

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

    In the Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood in Bell, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (74.1%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (3.3%), and residents who report Cuban roots (2.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.3%), among others. In addition, 45.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Heliotrope Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (83.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (7.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

  • River Dr / Chanslor Ave


    ABOUT BELL, CA 

    (RIVER DR / CHANSLOR AVE)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    River Dr / Chanslor Ave median real estate price is $399,666, which is less expensive than 72.5% of California neighborhoods and 23.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    The average rental price in River Dr / Chanslor Ave is currently $1,566, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.6% of California neighborhoods.

    River Dr / Chanslor Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bell, California.

    River Dr / Chanslor Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Real estate vacancies in River Dr / Chanslor Ave are 5.0%, which is lower than one will find in 74.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in River Dr / Chanslor Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bell, the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

    Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
    In the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 21.2% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Notable & Unique: People
    The River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood is unique for having just 5.8% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7% of America's neighborhoods.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 82.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

    River Dr / Chanslor Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 85.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
    The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while. What is interesting to note, is that the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (45.6%) than are found in 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood in Bell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 51.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

    In the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood, 36.0% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 35.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.5%), and 7.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 85.0% of households. Some people also speak English (14.6%).

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood in Bell, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (82.5%). There are also a number of people of South American ancestry (1.9%). In addition, 45.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in River Dr / Chanslor Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (67.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (21.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

  • Walker Ave / Gage Ave


    ABOUT BELL, CA 

    (WALKER AVE / GAGE AVE)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Walker Ave / Gage Ave median real estate price is $473,117, which is more expensive than 38.5% of the neighborhoods in California and 82.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Walker Ave / Gage Ave is currently $1,755, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.6% of California neighborhoods.

    Walker Ave / Gage Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bell, California.

    Walker Ave / Gage Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

    Real estate vacancies in Walker Ave / Gage Ave are 6.8%, which is lower than one will find in 62.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Walker Ave / Gage Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

    Notable & Unique: People
    One of the really interesting characteristics about the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 3.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of California.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.4% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,602 people per square mile living here.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 76.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

    Walker Ave / Gage Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 94.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
    The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while. What is interesting to note, is that the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (47.3%) than are found in 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood in Bell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

    In the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood, 35.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.8%), and 16.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 94.8% of households. Some people also speak English (5.1%).

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

    In the Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood in Bell, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (76.9%). In addition, 47.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Walker Ave / Gage Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

     

    Here most residents (78.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Woodward Ave / Florence Ave


    ABOUT BELL, CA 

    (WOODWARD AVE / FLORENCE AVE)

    Real Estate Prices and Overview

    Woodward Ave / Florence Ave median real estate price is $512,764, which is more expensive than 44.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 84.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Woodward Ave / Florence Ave is currently $1,549, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 76.5% of California neighborhoods.

    Woodward Ave / Florence Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bell, California.

    Woodward Ave / Florence Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Real estate vacancies in Woodward Ave / Florence Ave are 4.5%, which is lower than one will find in 77.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Woodward Ave / Florence Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
    The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

    Notable & Unique: People
    One of the really interesting characteristics about the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 3.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of California.

    In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.6% of the adult residents in the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

    Notable & Unique: Real Estate
    If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 20,864 people per square mile living here.

    Notable & Unique: Diversity
    Did you know that the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood has more Lebanese and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 4.3% have Arab ancestry.

    Woodward Ave / Florence Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

    The Neighbors
    The Neighbors: Income
    How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood in Bell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

    The Neighbors: Occupations
    The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood, 35.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.2%), and 11.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

    The Neighbors: Languages
    The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 81.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.

    The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood in Bell, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (70.7%). There are also a number of people of Arab ancestry (4.3%), and residents who report Lebanese roots (4.1%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (3.1%), along with some Cuban ancestry residents (1.3%), among others. In addition, 39.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    Getting to Work
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Woodward Ave / Florence Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Here most residents (73.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (15.2%) and 8.2% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
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