1.9 out of 10


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  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
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  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Poor Schools and Dangerous"

Unfortunately as you get into this area of LA, the first thing that you really have to address when it comes to the neighborhoods is violent crime. Willowbrook is, simply put, a high crime area. The LA Times ranks it as one of the top twenty most violent neighborhoods in LA. The murders in this neighborhood back this up. Since 2007, there have been a whopping 48 murders here. Given that the population is about 40,000, that means that you have a roughly one in 3,000 chance of being murdered here every year. Pretty bad. There are also a high number of assaults and burglaries here as well.

The schools in Willowbrook are just as bad, with most all of them carrying the worst possible ratings in the LA area. Alain Leroy Locke High is a prime example. It’s near three thousand students consistently score a few hundred points below the state average on the Academic Peformance Test year after year. In addition, ita scores on the STAR test are similarly atrocious with less than 3% passing the math portion while less than 10% pass the English language section.

The neighborhood itself has that older California look to it with a number of old Ranch homes. It is not dirty but it does look worn out. The cars in the area are older model as well giving the whole area a sort stuck in time feel.

Put simply, this is not where anyone would choose to live.
  • Affordable
  • Good Transportation
  • Crime
  • Terrible Schools
  • Old, Dingy Homes

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