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A historic neighborhood getting newfound attention as Angelenos get priced out of other areas.
Studio / 1 BR
42% Complete
1,550
2 Bedrooms
54% Complete
1,995
3 Bedrooms
84% Complete
3,112
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,724

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Singles
  • Students

 

What's around
  • 116 Shops
  • 8 Fitness options
  • 48 Restaurants
  • 11 Grocery stores/markets
  • 2 Banks
  • 6 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITAverage

WALKABILITYAverage
Safety

West Adams has a high violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN West Adams LIKE?

West Adams is a historical residential neighborhood in South Los Angeles. It includes several distinct areas including Arlington Heights, Harvard Heights, Pico-Union, Jefferson Park, Adams-Normandie, and University Park.

The common thread among all of these areas are the wide streets and large, majestic homes, many of which were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At one point, this was one of the wealthiest parts of the city but much of the wealth moved to the westside neighborhoods of LA in subsequent decades. West Adams has been a cultural and business center for African-Americans (the singer Ray Charles had his headquarters here).

Due to its proximity to the University of Southern California, much of the housing is rented by students, but there are still plenty of single-family homes available. As the beach communities of Los Angeles become increasingly expensive, many people are moving to West Adams, where they can still afford a decent-sized home. As West Adams gentrifies new restaurants, shops, and entertainment options are opening.

West Adams is bordered on the north by Koreatown and Westlake, on the east by Downtown LA and Historic South Central, on the south by Leimert Park and Exposition Park, and on the west by Culver City and Mid-City.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 14.4 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 75 minutes by transit
Century City: 7.1 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 60 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 4.9 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 11.4 miles / 30-65 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit

West Adams Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   West Adams LOCAL schools

9-12 GRADES
West Adams Preparatory High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.01 mi
K-8 GRADES
Los Angeles Christian School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.18 mi
6-8 GRADES
Los Angeles Christian School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.18 mi
K-8 GRADES
Los Angeles Christian
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.21 mi
K-6 GRADES
Magnolia Avenue Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.30 mi

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @mrglamrocksoul, @gr8ful21, @jeffreygent, @katieconner, @thestoniousmonk, @marcioamaro1, @jcharter, @_cease, @kennywujek, @tobeygrams, @chefmaine, @josephmarina310, @pdubism, @barbaraplease, @ruckusmatic, @mrbrie, @calabaza.jessica, @tati_romero_harper, @everettunchained, @lmusselman for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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