Bell, CA Real Estate
Located adjacent to Los Angeles itself, the city of Bell has a long history of farming and blue-collar workers and employers. Originally a Native American farming settlement, it slowly evolved into a Mexican cattle ranch during the 1800s. The oldest house in California, originally a small pueblo intended to house the families of ranchers, remains in Bell and is open to the public as a museum. From its agrarian roots, Bell evolved into an industrial town, and today it retains solid manufacturing and agrarian roots. Its primarily Latino population focuses primarily on skilled trades. Local real estate agents focus primarily on the leasing of single-family homes or apartments, though there are plenty of houses for sale as well.
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Being primarily blue-collar in nature, Bell consists mostly of single-family homes, although there are a number of apartment complexes in the area. Most houses are rental properties, although there is a number for sale to long-term residents. The influx of young Latino immigrants and families has greatly decreased the average age of the town, and city resources have been redirected to ensure that the large amount of children are given adequate support and education. In addition to the half-dozen schools which parents can choose from, Bell is also home to a number of libraries and public parks. Most notably, Ernest Debs Park has recently undergone a long series of efforts to direct kids away from potential bullying and gang activities and towards healthy activities such as soccer, theater, and computer sciences. Teen-specific activities and centers are held there, and it is increasingly a popular place for students after the end of the school day.
Bell, CA Cultural Diversity
Recently, a large number of Muslim immigrants have begun to move into Bell, taking advantage of the working class opportunities and large family-friendly housing. Most notably a large number of Lebanese immigrants have arrived since the 90s and 00s, leading to the construction of several Mosques and an Islamic private school for young children. Additionally, as of 2011, the mayor is Lebanese, emphasizing the tolerant and multicultural nature of Bell.
Local Politics in Bell, CA
In recent years, Bell has undergone a political revolution to eliminate corruption and drive out ineffective public employees. After an investigation from formal state and federal regulators, most of the city's board was arrested and driven from public office for embezzlement or mismanagement. This created an opportunity for many reform-minded and progressive candidates and public-minded citizens, who wished to make Bell a modern and citizen-guided city. While still suffering from some funding and financial problems as a result of previous mismanagement, Lebanese and Latino community leaders have stepped up and are reaching out to new and potential residents to make Bell one of the best places to start a family in Los Angeles county.} ?>
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