Located within California, United States, the unincorporated community of West Compton is situated in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
People who prefer a relaxed environment will enjoy West Compton. Although West Compton does not contain any public green spaces, green spaces are especially well-spread out in nearby unincorporated communities, making it easy to get to them. Most areas in this unincorporated community are reasonably quiet, as the streets tend to be peaceful - however noise can be bothersome around the railway line.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing about 80% of buildings in West Compton, and mobile homes are also present in the housing stock. This unincorporated community has quite a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly three quarters of the population of this unincorporated community own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. A majority of the housing growth in this unincorporated community took place before the 1960s.
Both primary and secondary schools are convenient to get to on foot from most homes for sale in West Compton. Concerning eating, the nearest grocery store in West Compton is generally only a short walk away. Moreover, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and home buyers are served by a few cafes as well. A good selection of clothing stores is also available within a rather short walking distance.
Walking is practical for property owners in West Compton; many common errands can be run without the use of a car. A car is a great means of transportation in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area. Many homes for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, and it is especially convenient to park. In contrast, West Compton is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines traversing the unincorporated community, and most houses are very close to a bus stop.