3.3 out of 10

Baldwin Park

34.0825992877506 -117.968979612236
Great for
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 2/5

"Not Much To Offer..."

Baldwin Park is nestled between the I-605 and I-10 freeways in the San Gabriel Valley. The San Gabriel Mountain is a beautiful scenic backdrop to this otherwise fairly nondescript area of Los Angeles. Nearby communities include El Monte, West Covina and Azusa, which is on the other side of the 210 freeway.

This diverse suburb of Los Angeles is best known as the first ever location of the popular In and Out Burger chain. There is even a museum here dedicated to this classic eatery. However, overall, there really isn’t much to do in Baldwin Park. Shopping and restaurants are average though nearby West Covina offers many more choices. Housing is varied and is less expensive than other surrounding areas, which is a plus. You have older homes and then average tract homes with little character.

For those who commute into LA, the I-10 is a parking lot during peak commuting hours. Public transportation is a better choice and the Metro link has a station on Downing Ave. that is considered clean and safe. With the police department across the street, I can see why.

Unfortunately, the schools in Baldwin Park are not highly rated and don’t have much of a reputation. While gang activity has decreased in the past several years, you still need to be aware of your surroundings. Car thefts and burglaries are not uncommon.

Overall, Baldwin Park leaves little to be desired. If you are looking for affordable housing, but give little thought to excellent schools or entertainment, then this may be the city for you.
  • Affordable Housing
  • Traffic
  • Lack of Good Schools
  • Some Crime

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