Welcome to Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a bustling urban city famed for its glorious weather, hip culture, and Hollywood glamour. Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second-most populous in the United States. Tourists flock to L.A. from near and far to experience its world-class attractions, high-end shopping and dining, and legendary nightlife—and living in Los Angeles means having these exceptional amenities right at your doorstep.
This sprawling city is comprised of many distinctive neighborhoods with their own unique characteristics. Neighborhoods such as Silver Lake and Highland Park are at the forefront of contemporary cool with trendy businesses and buzzing nightlife. Housing options within this diverse and dynamic city range from high-rise condominiums in Downtown L.A. to classic Craftsman homes in Highland Park.
What to Love
Huge variety of entertainment options
World-class shopping and dining
L.A.’s unbeatable glamour and style
People & Lifestyle
Los Angeles is one of the world’s most thrilling cities, with an almost endless supply of things to see and do. This influential city is at the forefront of fashion and lifestyle trends that capture the world’s imagination. From the bohemian chic of Silver Lake to the rich heritage of its many culturally-distinctive neighborhoods, few cities can compete with Los Angeles’ diversity and excitement.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Sunset Boulevard runs northwest from Downtown Los Angeles to Pacific Palisades, passing through several L.A. neighborhoods on the way to energetic West Hollywood and glitzy Beverly Hills. The walkable section of Sunset Boulevard that runs through the Silver Lake neighborhood features chic boutiques and specialty stores alongside some of the city’s best international eateries. Pine & Crane is a fast-casual restaurant serving delicious seasonal Taiwanese cuisine. Silver Lake’s many laidback coffee shops include La Colombe, a trendy hotspot for artisanal espresso blends and fresh-baked pastries. La Colombe’s innovative beverages include a delectable cold-pressed espresso and frothy milk blend served on tap that has been called the world’s first draft latte. Fashionistas will be spoiled by all of the retail options, which range from big-name brands at The Grove to the stylish boutiques of the Fashion District’s Santee Alley. Figueroa Street in funky Highland Park is teeming with antique shops, record stores, creative cafés, restaurants, and cocktail lounges. Highland Park’s Sunbeam Vintage is a treasure trove of mid-century modern furniture and unique home décor items. The tree-shaded brick-lined marketplace on Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles is known as the place where Los Angeles began. Established in 1930 in celebration of the city’s rich Mexican heritage, Olvera Street is the heart of historic El Pueblo de Los Ángeles, the oldest district in the city. Olvera Street is lined with cafés serving tacos and taquitos and vendors selling handicrafts and Mexican folk art. Entertainment includes strolling mariachi bands and numerous annual festivals. Other neighborhoods teeming with authentic international culture and cuisine include Chinatown and Koreatown.
Things to Do
The urban playground of Los Angeles is surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular natural scenery and open space. Covering over 4,210 acres, Griffith Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. The dramatic terrain ranges from 384 to 1,625 feet in elevation above sea level, with deep canyons and woodlands rising into the Santa Monica Mountains. Griffith Park’s many attractions and amenities include the Griffith Observatory, where visitors can gaze at the stars through powerful telescopes, explore dozens of space and science exhibits, and see shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater. Griffith Park is also home to the Greek Theater, an outdoor entertainment venue with frequent performances from top touring comedians and musical acts. Los Angeles’ many other performance venues include the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This striking building was designed by famed architect Frank Gehry and its interior boasts some of the best acoustics of any concert hall in the world. Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles is a public gathering space with fountains, art installations, playgrounds, grass areas, and an amphitheater that hosts annual events, including a free eight-week summer concert series. Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers play their home games in the heart of Downtown L.A. at Dodger Stadium, one of the nation’s largest and most historic ballparks. In the hip Silver Lake neighborhood, a 2.2-mile trail rings through the Silver Lake Reservoir. The area surrounding the reservoir also has two dog parks, a basketball court, a sports field, and a playground.
Public schools in Los Angeles are operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Solano Avenue Elementary, Public, K-6
Downtown Business High, Public, Magnet, 9-12
Immaculate Conception School, Private, Roman Catholic, PK-8