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The city has such a bad rep but if you ask me the city makes you into productive person only if you allow it to do so. I think it's a city full of culture and diversity that could be good for the world!

— Rodney
October 22, 2012 at 2:49 p.m.

I have live here all my life on 68 th St it's not bad place to live if you mind your own.we have good hard working people . We have pretty good schools miramonte elementary , Edison jr.high and our new high school. People my call it a "ghetto ass place" but I call it home! JT

— J.T.
January 30, 2012 at 8:52 a.m.

I've live here all my life and I love it. During the week I stay in Riverside (school) but I always come home for the weekend. It is safe and peaceful. A book store would be nice to have.

— Mario
April 21, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.

This place is alright, too many fast food places not enough sit down places, not as dangerous as the neighboring cities...

— Hank
April 20, 2011 at 4:39 p.m.

Compared to other areas in the USA - this area seems like you are in Latin America - just go to the local grocery stores. In a way, it feels like home. No wonder that 50% of the population was not born in the USA according to the 2000 census. People here are hard-working folks, early risers. The youth is the issue - not going many places - it is sad to see. If they could only make the most of the free education they receive...

— Sal
March 19, 2011 at 1:45 a.m.

I moved here from Compton. I liked living in this neighborhood. The street I lived on was quiet and clean. They are definitely making it more pretty all around though. I went to Fremont HS....but it's ugly on THAT side of South LA. I didn't like going to school there: ugly, dangerous environment, and it didn't seem that education was their first priority. But where I lived in Florence-Firestone, is very nice looking. Unfortunately, for HS, I had to go all the way to San Pedro St and it's so ugly there!

— C
December 9, 2010 at 1:07 a.m.

This neighborhood is full on South-Central, but has improved A LOT in the last few years.

It looks pretty good now, is a fun place to grow up now, and to be in.

— Frank
November 30, 2010 at 8:47 p.m.

I love this place, even though I'm not there anymore since I'm attending college on the East Coast I still miss it. Looking at the profile, the area isn't the safest, all-American place ever, but it has its own character and is slowly but surely growing into something even more amazing. I feel like its an oasis in the middle of all the crime that is South LA, although I know it has its problems too. I can't wait to be back during my next school break!

— Akira
October 6, 2010 at 10:11 p.m.

I grew up in this area and I'm one of the few that actually went all the way to graduate school and stayed. I like the neighborhood. It has gotten much better in the last 10 years with new shopping centers -- including a Starbucks! Thank you Magic Johnson! I'm hoping it continues to get better and I'll stick around to see it happen.

— HOPING
September 30, 2010 at 9:04 p.m.

Florence-Firestone

is an unincorporated area in the South L.A. region of Los Angeles County.
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Florence-Firestone is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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