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BELL, CA, FOR RENT, FOR LEASE
Bell is an incorporated city in Los Angeles County, California, near the center of the
former San Antonio Township (abolished after 1960). It is a suburb of the city of Los Angeles
with a population of 35,477, located on the west bank of the Los Angeles River. Available
duplex, triplex, fourplex and multifamily properties are packed into Bell’s 2.5 square miles. It is
number thirteen on the list of the 25 smallest cities in the United States that have a population of
at least 25,000 (ranked from smallest to largest in area).
Bell’s history began when city residents voted to become a charter city in a special
municipal election on November 29, 2005. Fewer than 400 of its citizen voters turned out for
that special election. More than half of those votes were dubiously obtained absentee votes.
Being a charter city meant that city officials were exempt from state salary caps. A scandal
ensued, in which several city officials were indicted for giving themselves extraordinarily high
Renters may recall in March 2000 when Bell gained worldwide publicity, as the media
announced that a shipment of 55 Oscar statuettes was stolen from a trucking company
loading dock in Bell. The Los Angeles and Bell police departments and FBI art theft experts
investigated. Coincidentally, 4,000 Oscar ballots were misrouted and found by the post office in
a Bell processing center.
Quick facts multifamily renters should know are:
● No Rent Control.
● The per capita income is $24,800
● Bell is served by Los Angeles Unified School District.
● Population is 35,731
● Land area in square miles: 2.5
● Persons per square mile: 14,185
● Persons under 18 years of age: 32%
● Persons 65 years and over: :6.8%
● Homeownership rate 2006-2010: 27.8%
● Households: 9,000
Bell has several transportation programsincluding a taxi service for seniors, Dial-A-Ride
and MTA bus service. The nearest major airport is Long Beach Airport (LGB / KLGB) and Los
Angeles International Airport (LAX / KLAX) is 21 miles from Bell.
The city of Bell is working hard to overcome its scandalous past and to build trust in the
community. Recently the city’s official website was voted the #1 transparency website.
This information was gathered from Wikipedia, www.cityofbell.org travelmath.com
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