Perched on a hill with commanding views of LA, Ladera Heights is an affluent, diverse residential neighborhood. Coupled with adjacent neighborhoods, it makes up one or the largest areas of wealthy African-Americans in the United States. Although this community is 72% African American, it is considered one of the most diverse neighborhoods on the westside. Whites are a distant second at 17%. This area is home to an average median household income of $117k according to a 2008 survey.
You'll primarily find single-family homes around, though there are some apartments and condos. There are plenty of mid-century architectural homes here, giving away the neighborhoods development in the 1950s and 1960s and you'll still find. Looking to buy? Homes here typically fall between $1 million and $2 million.
Since it's mostly residential, you'll have slim pickings when it comes to shopping, dining, or nightlife.
Burbank: 22.2 miles / 45-80 minutes by car / 100-120 minutes by transit
Century City: 7 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 55-65 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 11.4 miles / 25-65 minutes by car / 55-60 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 8.9 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 50-65 minutes by transit
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, managed by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, includes large areas of native coastal sage scrub habitat, lawns and landscaped areas, picnic sites, tot lots, fishing lake, lotus pond, community center and five miles of trails.
Here, the fried chicken comes with skin so crisp and thin and perfect it will have you swearing off the heavily breaded kind forever. In a city where most soul food is served from steam trays, Mama Joan’s is a welcome change, cooking fried chicken and smothered pork chops and meatloaf to order, along with obviously made-from-scratch classic sides such as collards, succotash and mac and cheese.
The Dogfathers catering truck offers a little bit of everything. They can offer you delicious hot dogs, mouth watering carne asada tacos and burritos, breakfast burritos, hot wings, chili cheese fries and much much more.
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