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Families have many options when it comes to living in L.A. Several of its neighborhoods are in good locations with quality schools nearby. Choosing one of these neighborhoods lets families live a safe and comfortable life.

Glendale is a popular neighborhood for this reason. Named one of the safest U.S. cities by the FBI, the area offers families a lot. Its 50 public parks make it easy to take the kids out for some exercise and play. One of the highlights of Glendale is The Americana At Brand. It spans 1.6 million square feet and boasts The Glendale Galleria, which has three stories of shops. Many Glendale families settle down here for its high-quality schools and its low crime rate. Others choose Crescenta Highlands for its schools and parks and the fact that it is close to the Verdugo Mountains.

South Pasadena is suited for families who want to experience life in a small town. For those who need to commute to L.A., this nearby neighborhood is a popular choice. Home values in South Pasadena are high, and many families thrive there. For entertainment and sightseeing, South Pasadena residents often make the short trip to the San Gabriel Mountains.

For those who prefer to live in L.A. one desirable neighborhood is Mid Wilshire, which is home to the Miracle Mile. One of the reasons this neighborhood is so popular with families is that it boasts many museums. These include George C. Page, the Los Angeles County Art and Craft Museum, and one called and dedicated to Folk Art.

Santa Monica is also one of the preferred neighborhoods in L.A. that are family-friendly. It is said to have Los Angeles’s best schools, both public and private. The Santa Monica-Malibu school district is the best in the entire state of California. Families that live in this neighborhood are close to the beach as well as many museums and restaurants.

Montecito is also known for its excellent schools. Close to Downtown L.A., Montecito is the home of Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. Here, families can go hiking or spend some time relaxing outdoors in nature.