Bellflower

Bellflower is a city in Los Angeles County, California and is a suburb of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It was incorporated on September 3, 1957. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 76,616, up from 72,878 at the 2000 census.

The city derives its name from the bellefleur apple, which was grown in local orchards during the early 1900s.  Few, if any, of these trees are left now in the city, and certainly, no groves are left.

Bellflower, and neighboring Paramount, were originally settled by small communities of dairy farmers of Dutch, Japanese, and Portuguese descent. Paramount and Bellflower served first as the apple and later the milk production centers for Southern California until soaring post-World War II property values and threatened annexations by Los Angeles led by real-estate syndicates forced most of the farmers to move several miles east to the Dairy Valley/Dairyland/Dairy City area (now the cities of Cypress, Cerritos and La Palma). These farms were in turn divided up into large housing divisions for Los Angeles's growing, middle-class White American population which worked in the region's high-tech, skilled industrial, and service positions. From the 1950s through the late 1960s, Bellflower Boulevard, the city's main thoroughfare, was a thriving commercial strip for shopping. Numerous retail and franchise restaurant firms began on this street, which also featured middle- and high-end boutiques, arts and crafts shops, and other small shopkeeps alongside larger department stores and banks.

Bellflower has an approximate total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2). 6.1 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.86%) is water.

Bellflower is bordered by Downey on the north and northwest, Norwalk and Cerritos on the east, Lakewood on the south,Long Beach on the southwest and Paramount on the west.

In 2010, there were 23,651 households.

The average price for homes in Bellflower is just under $400,000 in 2014, with an average days on the market of 61.

 

 

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$525,000
Bellflower, CA
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Realty One Group United CAREG
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$425,000
Bellflower, CA
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of MERIT REALTY GROUP CAREG
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$514,888
Bellflower, CA
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of REALTY MASTERS & ASSOCIATES CAREG
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$400,000
Bellflower, CA
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Beverly Hills CAREG
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$665,000
Bellflower, CA
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Coast Alliance CAREG
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