3.3 out of 10


33.8909569357979 -118.130983895913
Great for
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 2/5

"Nice Neighborhoods But Some Not So Great Either"

Located where the 91 and 605 intersect, you will find Bellflower, a city that does have some nicer areas mostly in the southeast portion, but generally, has a reputation for gang activity and crime though some residents claim the situation has improved.

What’s really difficult about Bellflower is the traffic. Both the 91 and 605 resemble stop and go traffic during prime commuting times, so early morning until around 9:30am and then again from 2:30 – 7:00. Personally, I would avoid this area at all costs during those hours. If a car breaks down on the 91, then you are stuck for who knows how long. Public transportation is good, with the closest Metro Link station four miles away in Norwalk and buses are available within Bellflower city limits.

Home prices vary depending on the area of Bellflower that you are considering. Again, usually neighborhoods southeast of Alondra Blvd are the nicest and considered safe, but if you talk to locals, they swear Bellflower feels safer. Most homes are older though there are a few newer tract developments in the area.

The Bellflower School District serves not only Bellflower, but also areas of Cerritos and Lakewood. The schools have mixed statewide ratings, however, Bellflower High School gets high remarks from parents. There are several private school options as well.

Don’t expect to find any great shopping choices or eclectic restaurant dining here. But just about every fast food restaurant is well represented.
  • Some good neighborhoods
  • Crime/Gang activity
  • Traffic!
  • Not much to do
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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