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Tell us what Lynwood means to you

  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?


Freaking high pitched unexplained noises in the middle of the night!

— C
October 16, 2012 at 5:56 a.m.

lynwood is a pretty quiet city but VERY CORRUPTED!!! ive gotten robbed by the ppl that are suppose to "PROTECT" us.

— liz
June 21, 2012 at 11:30 p.m.

The people can be great for the most part, but the City Council and School Board are far too corrupt and disorganized to make this a great place to live.

We need a new administration that will dedicate itself to improving the quality of life for its residents, and the quality of education and youth programs for its children.

— Ella
November 2, 2011 at 12:47 p.m.

My neighborhood is pretty quiet. The sheriff helicopter is always flying over head to compton. The reason I stay

here is it is cheap to live here.Once economy I'm moving out.

— Alfonso
October 23, 2011 at 8:58 a.m.

I grew in Lynwood and i do miss it, but I didn't want to kids grewing up with the same "BS" of the gangs and screwed up education that I had to go throw.I didn't want to move, but it was the best choice for my family.

— Javier
June 28, 2011 at 10:33 a.m.

apartments are the biggest negative!

— Em
April 29, 2011 at 4:27 p.m.

Lynwood is full of corruption. I can't wait to move.

— Tanya
March 21, 2011 at 3:39 a.m.

Lynwood's educational system is messed up.

— Rebecca
March 16, 2011 at 10:58 a.m.

Downey is aka East Lynwood.

— Former Lynwood Resident
September 23, 2010 at 8:32 p.m.

If you want anything fun to do, go to Downey.

— ernie
June 7, 2010 at 7:58 a.m.


is a city in the Southeast region of Los Angeles County.
This neighborhood includes Unincorporated Lynwood in its area and statistics.
The neighboring communities are Compton, East Compton, Florence-Firestone, Paramount, South Gate, Watts and Willowbrook.
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Lynwood is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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