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Old 03-20-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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Hello Everyone!

My friend is fixing up a property located in the West Rancho Dominguez area (West Compton) and would like to know if anyone here lives in the area. We are considering buying it from him. Is it safe? My husband and I are Mexican, just got married, both are educators, looking to start a family soon. Our future children will attend school in the school district I work for, so they will not be attending the neighboring schools. I've been driving around the area, looks fine during the day, have driven at night as well. There is crime in surrounding areas (Compton), but there's crime here in Lawndale, and Carson where I used to live as well. My husband says he grew up in the "hood" and wants to stay as far away as possible, but we can't afford anything past $450k. We don't want to be "house poor" if you will lol. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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Not safe and schools are garbage.

Its most definitely the hood.

For a better neighborhood at that price look at Gardena(though still bad schools, they aren't as bad as east rancho), Lakewood, Long Beach, Downey and Whittier. Even Inglewood would be nicer, and I'm not a fan of Ingelwood.

You may have to let the market cool a bit through.

Lawndale and Carson are nothing compared to East Ranch Dominguez.
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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For instance:

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Gardena/17...8/home/7326640

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Gardena/17...6/home/7328603

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Gardena/16...7/home/7328438

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Gardena/17...A/home/7325347

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Downey/865...1/home/7401230
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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There are some nice homes out there, but it is the hood.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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I live up the street from West Rancho Dominguez in Rosewood/Willowbrook. These neighborhoods in unincorporated of Los Angeles county are nice but they do have their issues. For the most part its pretty quiet most of the time. FYI there is a gang present. So I would say if you decide to buy just pay attention to your surroundings just like in any big city and you will be fine. These areas are changing for the better just really slow.

Last edited by laker79; 03-22-2016 at 11:02 AM..
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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its ghetto... better to go down a bit more into carson.
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:04 PM
 
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That area is the hood so unless you want to be in a gang neighborhood, avoid that area.

As a general rule of thumb, it's best to avoid anything inside the 405/710/10 freeway boundaries. The general exceptions to this are Culver City, Ladera Heights / Baldwin Hills / View Park (collectively the black Beverly Hills) and Gardena to some extent.

Given that your max is $450K, my best suggestion if you're going to be in and around the South Bay is Gardena. Again, not the greatest area in the world, but far better than Compton and other adjacent areas.
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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1 post and chooses one of the most dangerous areas hmmm
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