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Traditional pagodas and modern art galleries meet in this cool, gritty neighborhood.
Studio / 1 BR
62% Complete
1,725
2 Bedrooms
84% Complete
2,347
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,800
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete
N/A

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 299 Shops
  • 16 Fitness options
  • 125 Restaurants
  • 35 Grocery stores/markets
  • 14 Banks
  • 12 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Chinatown has an average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Chinatown LIKE?

While more recent Chinese immigrants head to the San Gabriel Valley, LA's Chinatown is the historic home of the city's Chinese population. These days you're just as likely to run into hipsters seeking out more affordable (but increasing) rent. This is a vibrant area full of galleries and the neighborhood hosts cultural events and festivals throughout the year. 

There are some fantastic dim sum places around, as you'd expect, but the most famous joint here is The Original Philippe. This restaurant, located in an unimpressive building, brings in hordes of people for its famous French Dip sandwiches. They have a healthy rivalry with another restaurant in LA over who invented the French Dip. The Little Jewel of New Orleands is another much loved restaurant known for their Cajun food.

There is a massive apartment complex along the southern edge of Chinatown, but you'll mostly find modest homes and smaller apartment buildings here. 

When the Dodgers have a home game at Elysian Park traffic here can be awful. Street parking can be a challenge as well.

Chinatown is bordered on the north by Elysian Park, on the east by Lincoln Heights, on the south by Downtown LA, and on the west by Echo Park.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 10.4 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Century City: 12.6 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 75-90 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 1.8 miles / 5-20 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Santa Monica: 16.3 miles / 40-75 minutes by car / 75 minutes by transit

Chinatown Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Chinatown LOCAL schools

K-6 GRADES
Ann Street Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.07 mi
9-12 GRADES
Cathedral High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.45 mi
K-5 GRADES
Puc Milagro Charter School
Parent Rating:
Type:Charter
Distance:0.56 mi
6-8 GRADES
Excel Charter Academy
Parent Rating:
Type:Charter
Distance:0.56 mi
K-6 GRADES
Albion Street Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.61 mi

 

Local Flavor   Chinatown Local Flavor

Philippe the Original
Philippe the Original 1001 N ALAMEDA ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 MAP
http://www.philippes.com

Philippe is locked in battle with another LA restaurant over who invented the French Dip sandwich. That doesn't really matter though because this place has been serving tasty food since 1908 and that's a win for everybody.

Chinatown Plaza
Chinatown Plaza N BROADWAY AND W COLLEGE ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 MAP

Historic site that was the center of old Chinatown, this plaza is the gateway to the neighborhood and is the scene of events throughout the year.

Yang Chow
Yang Chow 819 N BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 MAP
http://www.yangchow.com

Known for their famous "Slippery Shrimp", this family-owned Chinese restaurant has been a local favorite since 1977.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @lachinatown, @laurafeltrin, @joobreezy, @danaholman1, @_kolamekhia, @drezko, @smdl18, @Andrew McCluskey , @mark sebastian , @jencp666, @zince3007 for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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