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Top 8 Reasons to Live in Bell Gardens

  • Dance with Lady Luck: The city is one of a handful in Los Angeles County that allows casino gambling. The Bicycle Casino exemplifies this gaming but not with equipment such as slots and roulette wheels. This casino contains one of the largest poker rooms anywhere. It boasts table games like Texas holdem, pai gow, and baccarat.

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  • Inexpensive housing: House values in the city are at a median $327,700, up 22% over the previous year. This is far more affordable than the median $457,000 for Los Angeles County.
  • Freeway close: In car-loving Southern California, Bell Gardens offers quick commuting to Long Beach and points north with I-710 on its western border. I-5 is close on the east for drives north to Los Angeles and south to San Diego. If you don't have your own wheels, the city also sponsors a fixed-route bus and dial-a-ride service, which gets you where you want to go too.
  • Buyers market. The median list price of both mortgage-purchased and rent to own homes is $345,000. This equals $205 per square foot. Actual sale prices are lower at $328,000, which indicates that buyers are getting a better deal than sellers, a trend which should continue in the coming years.
  • Historic importance: The oldest surviving house in Los Angeles County is the Gage Mansion, which was completed in 1810 to qualify a Spanish colonial soldier for a land grant. (This is eight years before the oldest home was built in the City of Los Angeles, which is the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street.) The mansion is now registered as a California Historical Site.
  • Post-war treasures: As a fan of retro architecture, you'll like that over half of the houses in this community were built from 1940 to 1959. Only about 3.5% are from the 21st century. Square footage is almost evenly. Around 15% for 1,000 square feet or less, 17% for 1,000 to 1,400, and 17% for 1,400 to 1,800. Check to see if any of these offerings are available as rent to own.
  • Green love.:The Gardens part of the name finds expression in over a dozen parks maintained by the city. This includes John Anson Ford Park, which opens a pool in summer. If you have a green thumb but no place to use it, head for the Community Garden to grow your own produce.
  • Many rental possibilities: Given that over three-quarters of the city's residents lease their abodes, owners may be amenable to turning their properties into rent to own houses. Don't be afraid to mention that option as part of an offer. You want to negotiate any such deals quickly because home values are expected to rise by 6.9% in the coming year.