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Old 07-06-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I am moving to CA for a new job in Bellflower. Any suggestions on communities that might be safe, not too expensive, and not more than a 30 minute commute with average traffic? Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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Have you ruled out Bellflower as a place to live? It is safe and inexpensive.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Bellflower is actually ok. Lakewood is just south of Bellflower and is also pretty nice.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I am in Bellflower on the border with Lakewood, I grew up in lakewood so I did not get far.
Kinda wish I had bought in Seal Beach now.
Lived in Downey for 10 years, nice safe city but you do want to be as close to the north in that city.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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Bellflower is actually ok. Lakewood is just south of Bellflower and is also pretty nice.
Ditto that.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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BTW - when I lived temporarily (in corporate housing) in Lakewood, I was up in Bellflower all the time to eat. What can I say, I have a thing about good old down home American comfort food, which at the time (early 90s) was rife in Bellflower. Have not been back recently though.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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If you can afford seal beach id go with that...one of the nicest places in socal. If you need to save some money or what have you, i would look right in bellflower or the other bordering areas.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Most of Bellflower is not bad, so I'd consider there first. I live in Lakewood, neighboring city to the south and it's a good area to consider as well. Welcome to the neighborhood!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:41 PM
 
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Bellflower has changed a lot in the past 10 years ... and not in a good direction. It's better than Norwalk or Paramount but Lakewood is better as well as parts of Downey. I left the whole area a few years ago and headed for the coast and will never go back.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I actually have seen more improvement over the last ten years here. As you say you left years ago so you may have missed them.

The biggest drawback is most businesses have dried up on Bellflower blvd. Quite a few empty buildings. Bellflower has always tried to have family friendly businesses. back 20 - 25 years ago they refused a large chain of country/western bars and instead allowed HardTimes a poolhall?? They even had a cop stabbed to death out in the parking lot. The place livves up to it's name.
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