You do not have to gawk at an outrageous price tag to find your next home near downtown Los Angeles. The famous city of Compton, home to the grandfathers of hip hop and so much more, has affordable homes for sale with modern amenities and all the perks of life in Los Angeles.
Earning its nickname as the bustling hub near central Los Angeles, Compton sits in the southern part of Los Angeles county. Home to about 100,000 people, Compton also encompasses East and West Compton, and is bordered by Long Beach in the southeast. 85% of homes are families, and the population skews younger – one-third of Compton’s residents aren’t yet finished with high school, and the average age is 25. Compton has an active LGBTQ population, one-third of residents identify as African American, and the majority of the population identify as Hispanic and Latino. Compton is a true melting pot of the American experience.
What has a reputation in tough hip hop and rap songs for being a storied city filled with gun violence is actually a thriving metropolitan space. Homicides were at an all-time low in 2015, with just over an average of one per month. Compton may have earned its tough reputation, but in recent years those tides have turned.
Jobs, homes, and life in Compton
Compton is served by most of the area’s freeways – including the 710, the 105, and the 110. “Hub City” also has an airport, and is served by the Blue Line of the Los Angeles transit system. There are many and varied jobs to be had in Compton. Ranked as one of the top places to start a business by Cognetics, Inc., startup culture is strong in this city. Grocery chains like Ralph’s and Kroger are headquartered in Compton, as well. There are jobs and opportunities in many sectors, from the service sector to venture capital.
Compton has its own town museum, baseball stadium, and has its own exhibition cricket team – the only one of its type in the United States. The city is famous for its own personality, arts, and culture, and is the legendary home to the founding members of N.W.A., who helped to pioneer and engineer rap music on the West Coast.
Compton is served by the Compton Unified Schools District, which is home to the FOCUS academy, in conjunction with the University of California at Irvine. This program is designed to positively impact and emphasize the importance of learning science, technology, and mathematics in Compton’s public schools, to better prepare kids for success in college and life.
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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of April 24, 2019 14:34 and/or other sources. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.