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Living in Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in Los Angeles with 36,194 residents.

Downtown has world-class public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Central City East, Chinatown, Central City, Pico-Union, Westlake, Echo Park and Elysian Park.

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Walk Score of Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Mediterranean City Grill

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Dearden's

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Los Angeles.

Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in Los Angeles with a Walk Score of 93.

Find apartments in Los Angeles's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Chinatown and Koreatown.

Downtown Los Angeles Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Glo in the Downtown area
from $1,785
1 bed
Walk Score 82
Rental info for Jia in the Downtown area
from $1,695
Studio
Walk Score 92
Rental info for Sakura Crossing in the Downtown area
from $1,695
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Hikari in the Downtown area
from $1,705
Studio
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Pegasus in the Downtown area
from $1,680
Studio
Walk Score 94
Rental info for Milano Lofts in the Downtown area
from $1,720
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Mozaic at Union Station in the Downtown area
from $1,795
Studio
Walk Score 86
Rental info for Artisan on 2nd in the Downtown area
from $2,265
1 bed
Walk Score 91

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Downtown 93 99 69 36,194
2 Chinatown 91 91 51 7,654
3 Koreatown 90 78 64 91,542

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 977 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 27 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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El Pollo Loco

Photo of Les Noces Du Figaro in Downtown, Los Angeles

Les Noces Du Figaro

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thumbnail for Tokyo Villa Homeowners AssociatesThe building feels like you are walking into an older hotel. There is a security guard at the lobby that checks visitors in. Although the Tokyo Villa condos aren't as cool as living in a loft, the location is great. And since it's in Little Tokyo, it feels safe, even at night (at least for me). Lots of dining options a block or so away. Close to light rail station & soon the RC Connector will have an even closer station making it easier to hop on the train.

Abe Chang
on Tokyo Villa Homeowners Associates

Transit Score of Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Downtown is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Downtown Los Angeles apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has world-class public transportation and about 47 bus, 2 subway and 2 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Downtown on public transit.

icon for car shares in Downtown

Downtown has about 6 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

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Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

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California Broadway Trade Center

Photo of California Broadway Trade Center in Downtown, Los Angeles

California Broadway Trade Center

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Bike Score of Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Downtown is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Downtown

= Lowest Crime

Downtown has less personal crime and less property crime per person than the Los Angeles average.

Downtown Crime Rate

Compared to all Los Angeles neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Downtown Los Angeles?

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Photo of Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles in Downtown, Los Angeles

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

Photo of California Broadway Trade Center in Downtown, Los Angeles

California Broadway Trade Center

Photo of Portofino Cucina Italiana in Downtown, Los Angeles

Portofino Cucina Italiana

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Tokyo Villa Homeowners Associates

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Chinatown

Photo of Pershing Square Farmers Market in Downtown, Los Angeles

Pershing Square Farmers Market

Most kid-friendly park in Downtown Los Angeles. Next to FIDM and across the street from Ralph's, Starbucks. Has security patrol and is locked at dusk so it doesn't turn into a homeless camp.

Colin Sullivan
on Grand Hope Park

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Angels Knoll Park

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La Cafe

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Los Angeles Central Library

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Los Angeles Theater

Downtown is Talking About...

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California Broadway Trade Center

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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

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Dark knight Exhibit

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