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353 Apartments for rent in Bell, CA

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Last updated April 25 at 7:13pm UTC
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527 MOLINO Street
Historic Cultural
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 6:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
426 E 81st St
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 10:12am UTC
4 Bedrooms
706 N Soto St
Boyle Heights
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 10:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1239 East 80TH Street
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 9:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1850 INDUSTRIAL Street
Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 2:47am UTC
2406 Hope Street
Walnut Park
Huntington Park, CA
Updated April 24 at 2:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
3860 Eagle St Apt 3
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 24 at 11:36am UTC
3506 EAGLE Street
Boyle Heights
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 24 at 10:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
15311 Gundry Ave Unit #24
Paramount, CA
Updated April 24 at 9:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
6414 E Olympic Boulevard
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 24 at 6:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
530 S Hewitt St
Historic Cultural
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 24 at 1:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
1348 E 23rd Street
South Central LA
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 22 at 11:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
192 Natasha Ln
Montebello, CA
Updated April 22 at 11:00am UTC
5 Bedrooms
9608 Maie Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
613 Morris Place
Montebello, CA
Updated April 18 at 5:20am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1430 s Mcdonnell ave
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 18 at 4:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2043 E. Cesar E. Chavez 3/4
Boyle Heights
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 18 at 4:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
1422 E 41st Street
Central Alameda
Los Angeles, CA
Updated April 25 at 6:18pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
6802 San Rafael St
Paramount, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
6802 San Rafael St
Paramount, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Things to Consider When Moving to Bell

When considering your move to Bell, one thing you don't have to worry about is transportation. If you don't have a car, that's not a problem, as the bus system is very extensive and, shockingly, actually runs on time. You can get all around the city by bus -- if don't feel like walking or riding a bike a whole 2 miles to get around. The buses will also take you into L.A. and the surrounding area.

You'll also want to consider what type of place you want to live in. Despite its small size, apartments aren't exactly thick on the ground and tend to be small buildings rather than large apartment complexes. Much more common are larger options, like three bedroom apartments for rent.

So you still want to move to the 13th smallest city in America? Well, it's pretty easy to do, so long as you keep a few things in mind.

It's a Small Place

Because of its size, you should spread your net wide while looking for your dream one bedroom apartment. Focusing on one area could mean you will have to take up to a month to find the right place for you, whereas by looking all over the city, you could be moving in by the end of the week. And again, Bell is super small for a city, so even if your favorite cafe is a few blocks away, it really isn't that far: go out and get some exercise.

References Are Your Friend

Bell is a less exclusive city but it's a decent place, so having a list of references, for example from your employer, former landlord, a well paid politician, etc, can open up some doors for you. It can also really improve your negotiating position, possibly enough to gain that coveted all bills paid apartment. So beg, buy, threaten, or blackmail some nice people to get their support.

Bad Credit?

If you have no credit or bad credit, be ready to admit it and explain why. As long as you have some decent references, look nice, and are open about it, you can still rent a place. You won't get an all utilities paid apartment, but you won't be paying through your nose to rent a place.

Neighborhoods of Bell

There are several neighborhoods in Bell, but they can really be combined into three.

West Bell: Generally the best place to find an empty apartment; it is also the least expensive place to live.

Central Bell: It's not quite as easy to get a place here, as the average vacancy rate is 4.5 percent. Also, the prices are higher here. They're still reasonable for California, which actually isn't saying much.

East Bell: Full of single family homes, it does have a few apartments and complexes. East Bell is considered one of the hipper parts of the city, thanks to its restaurants and nightclubs.

Daily Life in Bell

Bell does offer a decent amount of parks and community areas for its size, so you can get out of the house and enjoy a bit of nature. It also has a good number of cafes, stores, restaurants, and clubs to spend your paycheck in. But best of all, it's easy to leave and enjoy the sites and places all around L.A. So you'll always have things to do. If you have to work in L.A., Bell is a good place to save money and still enjoy all the benefits of this great area.