Bell, CA


The tiny city of Bell extends from the Los Angeles River westward, toward the border of Huntington Park. It is considered a suburb of Los Angeles, located about eight miles south of Downtown LA. Bell was named for James George Bell, the city's founder. Bell purchased property near Los Angeles in 1875 to establish a cattle farm. He rented land out to other farmers, and soon the area developed into a small community known as Obed. The name was changed in 1898 to honor Bell. Bell's son founded Bell Petroleum Oil Company and used that money to establish another LA community, Bel-Air. Once you've found your Bell apartment, be sure to visit the James George Bell House, which now serves as a museum featuring artifacts from the city's early history. You'll find a variety of shops, restaurants, and businesses along Atlantic Avenue. Across the river, I-710 is easily accessible for commutes into LA.

1 Neighborhoods in Bell, CA

  • Cudahy

    Located in the southeastern part of Los Angeles County, Cudahy is a suburban city roughly 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is located south of Bell, west of Bell Gardens, and adjacent to South Gate. Cudahy is one of the smallest cities in the county -- bit it is home to nearly 24,000 residents. Cudahy is considered one of LA's Gateway Cities, a group of communities located on the southeast side of LA.