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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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Walk Score of Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Venice Beach

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Venice boardwalk

Los Angeles is the 13th 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: Downtown, MacArthur Park and Central Hollywood.

Los Angeles Apartments for Rent

Los Angeles Neighborhoods

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Population

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

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.

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on Venice Public Art Walls

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 170 bus, 6 rail, 1 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.

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

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Big Daddy & Sons Pizza

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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.

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Jamba Juice Encino Oaks

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The Stand

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Salsa & Beer

Bike Score of Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Scoops

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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 Village Farmers Market

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Diana
on Glen Alla Park

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Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park

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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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on Dudley street

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Culver Slauson Park

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Venice Beach

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Dudley street

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Matt L
on Venice Beach

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