Compton is one of the Gateway Cities of Los Angeles and is mainly known for being the home of rappers Dr. Dre, Ahmad, Kendrick Lamar, NWA and The Game. It is also the birthplace of professional athletes Serena and Venus Williams.

Get in

Take the Metro Blue Line from Downtown L.A. to Compton Station.

Get around





Gateway Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial located outside the Compton Courthouse


Stay safe

This city has many parts which are highly dangerous as well parts that are friendly. North Compton is dangerous and is an area well known for high prostitution, gang and narcotic activities. South Compton is relatively better and has houses with no iron bars on the windows and far fewer active gangs.

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Routes through Compton

East LA Lynwood  N  S  Long Beach END
END Gardena  W  E  Long Beach Anaheim
Downtown L.A. South Central L.A.  N  S  Long Beach END

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