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Great BBQ comes standard, but this diverse and interesting neighborhood has a lot more to offer.
Studio / 1 BR
44% Complete
1,399
2 Bedrooms
77% Complete
2,420
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,150
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete
N/A

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 828 Shops
  • 84 Fitness options
  • 721 Restaurants
  • 75 Grocery stores/markets
  • 58 Banks
  • 142 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Koreatown has an above average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Koreatown LIKE?

Koreatown took some heavy hits in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Hundreds of businesses were set on fire and whole blocks were destroyed. But it's hard to imagine that ever happened as you walk this neighborhood's streets today. Cool restaurants, bars, and speakeasies are dotted around the streets. A mix of Korean-American families, hipsters, and young professionals occupy the apartment buildings that provide the housing for this community. Big businesses occupy the office towers lining the main thoroughfare, Wilshire Boulevard.

For traditionalists, there are still plenty of little Korean shopping plazas, their stores and cheap Korean restaurants made obvious by neon signs that glow late into the night. And you can always wrap up a late night out at one of the many karaoke joints.

Koreatown is bordered on the north by Hollywood, on the east by Westlake, on the south by Pico-Union, Harvard Heights, and Arlington Heights, and on the west by Mid-Wilshire and Windsor Square.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 10.4 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit
Century City: 7.2 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 60 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 4.1 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 25-35 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 12.8 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 70-75 minutes by transit

Koreatown Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Koreatown LOCAL schools

K-12 GRADES
UCLA Community School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.18 mi
K-12 GRADES
Rfk Community Schools-New Open World Academy K-12
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.23 mi
K-5 GRADES
Rfk Community Schools - Ambassador School - Global Education
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.23 mi
K-8 GRADES
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Parent Rating:
Type:Charter
Distance:0.26 mi
K-6 GRADES
Brawerman Elementary School - East
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.28 mi

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @cicatsuki, @kaufmanaudrey, @alyona.kos, @crookedletters, @dorianwhitney, @dinela, @hangrydiary, @ajna.8888, @amber_shanry, @mikipure, @koreatownrunclub, @photos_by_eric_j, @miku_so, @andychhi, @june_barry, @faaabiolv, @sspencer3000, @ksssu, @allanklane, @alexinaatin for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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