Located in California, United States, the municipality of West Carson is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
People who prefer a slower-paced atmosphere will enjoy West Carson. It is easy to get to public green spaces since there are a few of them close by for residents to visit. This municipality is also reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around the railway line or Harbor Freeway.
The median year of construction for buildings in West Carson is 1970. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing the majority of the dwellings in this municipality, and the remaining homes are mainly small apartment buildings, mobile homes, and townhouses. Home owners occupy roughly 70% of the units in West Carson and 30% are rented. This municipality has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Primary schools are easy to reach on foot from anywhere in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area. However, West Carson does not contain any high schools. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. With respect to food, it is usually an option for property owners in West Carson to do their groceries by walking. Likewise, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a fair number of choices, and there are also a few cafes in West Carson. A good selection of clothing stores is also located within a rather short walking distance.
West Carson will attract active home buyers since it is conducive to traveling on foot; many daily needs can be carried out by walking. The preferred way to move around in this municipality is usually driving. It is easy to park, and it is a short drive to the closest highway, such as Harbor Freeway, from any home in West Carson. However, the public transit system in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area is rather poor. Nonetheless, the municipality is linked by a few bus lines, and bus stops are usually nearby.