The 5 Safest Neighborhoods in Los Angeles
Safety is a main consideration for most people thinking of buying a home in Los Angeles. With that in mind, Movoto Real Estate researched crime levels to determine the five safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. We used data reported by the LAPD for the past six months that examined the number of crimes in an area per 10,000 people. According to the LAPD’s data, no crime has been reported in four neighborhoods, while a single crime was reported in the fifth.
In alphabetical order, here are the five safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles:
5. Green Valley
Green Valley has a population of more than 1000 people who are good at leaving each other alone. That might be because over 80 percent of the households in the city own their home instead of rent. Tucked away in the mountains with an elevation of over 2600 feet, Green Valley maintains a steady climate throughout the year.
4. Hasley Canyon
Do not be fooled by the name; Hasley Canyon actually sits over 1,700 feet above sea level. Hasley Canyon is home to a lot of families with over 40 percent of households living with one child under the age of 18. Its residents have a median age of over 40 year olds and are predominantly white (85 percent). Almost 30 percent of the workforce is employed in manufacturing, making Hasley Canyon a place where people work hard and play safe.
3. Rolling Hills
Rolling Hills is a small community in the Palos Verdes Hills on the southern tip of Los Angeles County. If you can afford to live in Rolling Hills, crime will not be on the list of your concerns. Ranked as one of the wealthiest cities in the country, Rolling Hills has stellar schools in addition to its low crime rate. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District ranks as one of the best school districts in the country, not to mention California.
2. West San Dimas
West San Dimas is a small neighborhood within San Dimas, CA. It has a population of about 300 people and everything a suburb could want:
- No crime
- Highly educated (over 45 percent of the residents have at least a college degree)
- A ton of families
So while West San Dimas relies on some of its neighbors for things to do and places to go, the neighborhood itself is as safe as they come.
1. La Crescenta-Montrose
With more than 19,000 residents, La Crescenta-Montrose is the largest city on our list. It is also the only city to actually have a crime committed in the past six months. There have only been .5 violent crimes per 10,000 people in the past 6 months. Or literally just one in the past six months. So while La Crescenta-Montrose might be the fifth safest city on the list, it is safe to say that there really is not any crime going on here.
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