Southwestern Los Angeles County looks the best from the Inglewood angle. Just 20 minutes outside of the City of Angeles, the California community in Centinela Valley is a small vicinity made up of notable neighborhoods, bustling businesses and a slew of schools.
If you have ever considered living in Los Angeles County, consider Inglewood after reading this guide that offers information on the area's education, cost of living, employment and more.
The coldest month is January, average low of 63, and the warmest month is August, average high of 79. And if you think the winter and summer temperatures are perfect, the fall and spring climate is just as good. September, October and November average between 60 and 69 degrees and March, April and May range from 60 and 63 degrees. No snow falls in the region, however residents see slight precipitation annually with only 5-inces falling mostly in December and February.
With four distinct regions, Crenshaw-Imperial, Morningside Park, North Inglewood and Fairview Heights, 110,000 locals are placed all around the 9 square mile province. With Hyde Park to the north, Century Boulevard to the south, Manchester Square on the east and Prairie Avenue on the west, residents can be schooled, do business, grab a bite to eat or shop almost anywhere in town.
Branded the "burgeoning arts scene" in 2009, North Inglewood is noted for creativity and culture while Hyde Park is popular for being one of Los Angeles's oldest neighborhoods. Manchester and Crenshaw Boulevards run through the city center, making it easy for locals to visit their neighbors who live on the other side town.
Registering Your Car
You have 20 days to register your car after becoming a state resident. To receive a registration you must provide smog and weight certification, your last issued out of state title and proof of insurance. You must pay all taxes and fees, which will vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. To complete the registration process, your vehicle must also be inspected by the California Division of Motor Vehicles.
Though you have 20 days to retain a registration after moving to the region, you only have 10 days to acquire a driver's license. To receive a permit you must provide a thumb print, fill out a DL 44 form, have your photo taken, and provide your full name and Social Security number, along with passing vision, traffic laws and road sign exams.
Inglewood Unified School District serves area students, teaching them from kindergarten through senior year. With two zoned high schools, Inglewood and Morningside, and one alternative site, City Honors High School, youth are given the attention needed to receive a quality education after attending any one of the area elementary or middle schools.
As for charter schools, Animo Inglewood Charter High School and Animo Leadership Charter High School are two popular sites. And for a private education, St John Chrysostom Elementary School and St. Mary's Academy are notable campuses students attend. Though there are no post-secondary sites in the province, the University of California, Los Angeles; California State University, Long Beach; and California State University, Northridge are all within 25 miles of Inglewood.
Between healthcare and gambling, Inglewood does just fine for itself even though it had a 11.6 percent unemployment rate as of April 2013. Top employers Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital along with Hollywood Park Race Track and Hollywood Park Casino staff thousands of part-time and full-time workers. Of course with Los Angeles less than 25minutes away, many locals commute to the major metropolis where there more available jobs. Meanwhile, business owners in town stay connected with the Inglewood Chamber of Commerce that offers merchants many occasions to grow in the community.
Living Costs in the City
Though the cost of living is 7.2 percent less than the California state average, the Inglewood price of livelihood compared to the national average is 21.7 percent greater. With an average median family income at $44, 262 and the median family home price at $245,000 it is quite possible to live comfortably in the community, especially if more than one person is bringing home the bacon. Renting property in the province rather than possessing your residence is reasonable with an average one-bedroom unit around $1,000. Of course, utility rates vary depending on family size and usage.
Inglewood Moving Resources
Moving and storage companies are ready and willing to help you with your move to Inglewood, whether you’re moving from out of state or from another county in California. Make sure you get estimates from multiple moving services before you commit to hiring any (at least three estimates). Check back to our guides for tips on how to choose your moving service wisely with important questions to ask, differentiating between types of estimates, and mistakes to avoid. Visit the following pages at Movers.com to get quotes for the following services:
The number of people who carpool to work in Inglewood is 44.8 percent greater than the national average, proving "going green" is a priority for locals. As for public transportation, residents ride the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that buses them within the city borders. With the Inglewood Senior Center's Van Service, older residents can ride one-way for .50 cents or purchase a monthly pass for only $5. Locals who prefer to do the driving themselves, frequent Manchester and Crenshaw Boulevards. As for air travel, the Los Angeles International, Long Beach and Bob Hope Airports take locals in and out of town.
Culture & Contemporary Life
Not far from Inglewood, the famed Venice Beach draws residents to the Pacific Ocean sands. Closed in by Los Angeles, with no beach of its own, Inglewood is only four miles from the ocean, making a dip in the water a daily occasion for many locals. If not enjoying themselves out of town at the beach or in town at any one of the many parks in the province, locals can be found listening to the sweet sounds of the Southeast Symphony or placing a bet at the popular Hollywood Park Race Track and Casino. When it comes to dining, drinking and dancing, residents frequent excellent establishments downtown or drive to Los Angeles for some more upscale choices.
Inglewood Relocation Tips
- Consider why you are moving, and make sure relocating your family is for the good of all concerned.
- Tricky terms and the fine print of the bill of lading can turn a move into a disaster if the contract is not thoroughly read. Make sure to double check both the movers' responsibility and yours.
- After you have pulled into your new driveway and turned the off the ignition, enjoy the first day in your new home rather than be racked with worry about getting things done right away.