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Living in Los Angeles

A better Los Angeles is emerging from a city that was built for cars. Investments in light rail, express bus lines, and redeveloped neighborhoods are paying off. The LA Metro is a mix of transit with express lines serving downtown and LAX. And there’s gorgeous art deco Union Station, a hub for rail travel.

Downtown is the center for most of the city’s transit, but Westwood, Hollywood, and Koreatown have the urban density that make for walkable living. It’s still LA, so your best bet is to live close to work, but even if you commute, your home can be in a walking friendly neighborhood.

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68 Walk Score of Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Venice boardwalk

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Venice Public Graffiti Art Walls

Los Angeles is the 12th most walkable large city in the US with 3,792,621 residents.

Los Angeles has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Los Angeles's most walkable neighborhoods: MacArthur Park, Central Hollywood and Downtown.

Los Angeles Apartments for Rent

Los Angeles Neighborhoods

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Population

1 MacArthur Park 94 80 68 28,660
2 Central Hollywood 94 64 71 16,763
3 Downtown 93 98 78 37,811
4 Wilshire Center - Koreatown 92 75 65 95,278
5 Westlake 91 86 64 47,630
6 Mid-City West 90 63 67 58,382
7 Pico Union 90 74 75 39,969
8 West Los Angeles 90 65 80 30,791
9 East Hollywood 89 67 69 46,432
10 Palms 89 61 80 27,362
11 Rampart Village 89 75 66 24,534
12 Hollywood Studio District 88 62 67 29,216
13 PICO 85 63 71 21,591
14 Olympic Park 85 64 64 18,822
15 Greater Wilshire 84 65 66 49,906
16 South Robertson 84 60 63 41,896
17 Venice 83 53 85 37,064
18 South Central LA 82 69 85 43,113
19 Boyle Heights 82 65 56 83,990
20 Greater Echo Park Elysian 82 65 51 47,371
21 Central San Pedro 81 50 74 30,173
22 Silver Lake 80 54 51 27,788
23 Congress North 80 68 78 74,785
24 Historic Cultural 79 90 55 28,347
25 Greater Griffith Park 78 57 53 33,358
26 Lincoln Heights 78 60 56 30,545
27 Mid-Town North Hollywood 78 51 65 68,438
28 UNNC 78 59 63 52,561
29 Voices of 90037 78 65 70 45,939
30 Mid City 77 60 62 28,982
31 Highland Park 76 47 53 53,329
32 Valley Village 75 45 70 24,337
33 West Adams 75 62 68 26,724
34 Westside 75 63 64 31,108
35 Mar Vista 74 51 73 50,154
36 Central Alameda 74 60 66 30,580
37 Atwater Village 73 52 69 14,129
38 Hollywood Hills West 72 51 39 39,355
39 Greater Toluca Lake 71 43 64 11,813
40 Van Nuys 70 52 61 81,741
41 Park Mesa Heights 70 54 54 35,711
42 Wilmington 70 44 70 53,685
43 CANNDU 70 63 67 44,239
44 Eagle Rock 70 46 46 31,061
45 Congress Central 69 57 57 42,856
46 Greater Valley Glen 69 45 65 47,341
47 Westwood 69 65 55 51,628
48 Harbor Gateway South 68 42 53 22,652
49 Canoga Park 68 49 70 51,622
50 Congress Southwest 68 53 58 28,232
51 Greater Cypress Park 68 54 49 12,760
52 Panorama City 67 48 62 67,474
53 Hollywood United 67 56 42 19,273
54 Marina del Rey 67 48 67 40,336
55 North Hollywood North East 66 46 66 33,639
56 Glassell Park 66 44 40 22,966
57 Harbor City 65 42 57 22,736
58 Studio City 65 43 50 34,070
59 Watts 64 59 57 41,973
60 Congress Southeast 64 60 67 73,700
61 Reseda 64 44 59 67,617
62 Sherman Oaks 62 44 52 64,022
63 Lake Balboa 62 43 57 45,125
64 North Hills East 62 45 57 38,779
65 Westchester-Playa Del Rey 61 44 58 55,910
66 Pacoima 60 46 57 74,403
67 Harbor Gateway North 59 58 60 34,620
68 Congress West 58 54 52 36,740
69 Winnetka 58 40 57 47,887
70 North Hollywood West 58 40 54 20,298
71 LA-32 58 46 39 45,060
72 Sunland-Tujunga 57 29 33 43,783
73 Northwest San Pedro 56 36 43 21,271
74 Sun Valley 55 44 52 48,165
75 Tarzana 54 39 55 35,757
76 Coastal San Pedro 54 37 50 26,348
77 Brentwood 52 42 42 31,715
78 Northridge 49 38 57 72,879
79 Mission Hills 49 39 56 22,594
80 Arleta 48 39 57 35,422
81 North Hills West 48 37 53 20,973
82 Woodland Hills-Warner Center 47 41 45 70,032
83 Chatsworth 47 37 51 33,446
84 Arroyo Seco 46 46 38 22,718
85 Encino 45 36 41 44,100
86 Sylmar 45 39 42 78,941
87 Granada Hills 43 28 41 53,133
88 Elysian Valley Riverside 42 51 63 6,888
89 West Hills 42 34 46 38,643
90 Pacific Palisades 35 28 26 25,279
91 Foothill Trails 23 32 25 20,762
92 Porter Ranch 16 8 19 20,738
93 Terminal Island 15 19 39 1,045
94 Bel Air-Beverly Crest 14 18 9 27,181

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Los Angeles

Average square footage 1800
Homeowners have 3 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2.1 bathrooms
Age of home 47 years
Average time living in home 14 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Los Angeles Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 11,905 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Los Angeles.

People in Los Angeles can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Scoops

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Mai Mexican Restaurant

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on Glen Alla Park

53 Transit Score of Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Los Angeles apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Los Angeles has good public transportation and about 241 bus, 6 rail, 2 subway and 4 light rail lines.

Transit Time

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

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Los Angeles? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Matthew Gaskill

Real estate professional with Sotheby's and amateur short story writer. Flâneur. | CalBRE# 01934613

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Big Daddy's

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Venice Beach

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Danny's Venice

Chelsea Robinson

A full service concierge real estate agent and local resident, I enjoy the local restaurants, parks, markets and stores, just like you. I'm here to help people, no matter what the next chapter of life may bring.

Ask Chelsea about Los Angeles

http://ChelseaRobinsonRealEstate.com »

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Jamba Juice Encino Oaks

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The Stand

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Salsa & Beer

59 Bike Score of Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Woodbridge Park

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Tommy Trojan

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Echo Park Lake

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Echo Park Lake

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Brentwood Farmers Market

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Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park

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Matt L
on Dudley street

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L.A. Arts District Little Tokyo Farmers Market

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The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

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Venice Beach

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Culver Slauson Park

thumbnail for Venice BeachAlways an interesting mix of fitness and partying on Venice Beach.

Matt L
on Venice Beach

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Venice Beach

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Dudley street

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Matt L
on Venice boardwalk

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