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A laid-back suburban community with it all.
Studio / 1 BR
50% Complete
1,395
2 Bedrooms
81% Complete
2,275
3 Bedrooms
89% Complete
2,495
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,795

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 327 Shops
  • 92 Fitness options
  • 190 Restaurants
  • 21 Grocery stores/markets
  • 22 Banks
  • 25 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYAverage
Safety

Lakewood has a below average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Lakewood LIKE?

Lakewood is a tidy, well-managed city with a diverse population of 80,000 located in Southeast LA. This is a safe community, though it does have some issues along its borders with rougher neighborhoods. There are dozens of casual dining options here, ranging from sushi to diners to Mediterranean. Shopping is dominated by the Lakewood Center, a giant mall with hundreds of stores. 

There are a number of parks here offering picnic areas, playgrounds, and athletic fields. One park hosts a summer concert series. The Lakewood Golf Country Club has an award-winning golf course and the Lakewood Tennis Center is a no-frills facility with several tennis courts and night lights.

Schools here fall into one of four different school districts. Lakewood does have several good and excellent schools, so if you have school-aged children you'll want to be cognizant of which district you'll be a part of as you look for a home.

Lakewood is bordered on the north by Bellflower, on the east by Cerritos and Cypress, and on the south and west by Long Beach.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 30.7 miles / 55-110 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit
Century City: 31 miles / 65-130 minutes by car / 130 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 20.1 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 30.9 miles / 60-120 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit

Lakewood Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Lakewood LOCAL schools

K-8 GRADES
Gompers K-8
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.37 mi
PK-3 GRADES
St. Timothy Lutheran School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.39 mi
K-8 GRADES
Lakewood Christian Schools
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.54 mi
PK-2 GRADES
Montessori School Eureka
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.60 mi
PK-5 GRADES
Macarthur Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.65 mi

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @ggsunited, @hanstarlight_, @stevenwisevii, @zungggg, @achen1008, @tianawendtalbert, @melainebague, @klassikharmuny, @travis.griffitts, @amydevereux, @h2ogrrrl, @dbmata88, @jocelleenextdoor, @melly2886, @emariiii, @studioteemerch, @jaybird_85, @teampennywise, @andredamenehune for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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