Karen is right, Lakewood has plenty of nice areas. Keep in mind the city of Lakewood does not have it's own school district. The city is divided into three districts; Long Beach Unified, Bellflower Unified And ABC school district.
Make sure find to find out what district you child's school will be in, as each district may have it's own set of rules and policies.
Best of luck to you.
Kawain Payne, Realtor