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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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69 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: Central Hollywood, MacArthur Park and Downtown.

Los Angeles Apartments for Rent

Los Angeles Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Central Hollywood 95 67 73 16,763
2 MacArthur Park 94 82 67 28,660
3 Downtown 93 98 79 37,811
4 Wilshire Center - Koreatown 93 76 64 95,278
5 Westlake 91 87 64 47,630
6 Mid-City West 90 61 67 58,382
7 West Los Angeles 90 64 81 30,791
8 East Hollywood 90 70 71 46,432
9 Pico Union 90 74 74 39,969
10 Rampart Village 90 75 65 24,534
11 Palms 90 58 81 27,362
12 Hollywood Studio District 88 64 68 29,216
13 Olympic Park 86 65 64 18,822
14 PICO 85 59 72 21,591
15 Greater Wilshire 84 66 65 49,906
16 South Robertson 84 53 63 41,896
17 Venice 83 52 88 37,064
18 Boyle Heights 83 67 56 83,990
19 Central San Pedro 82 49 77 30,173
20 Greater Echo Park Elysian 82 62 50 47,371
21 South Central LA 81 69 87 43,113
22 Silver Lake 81 54 51 27,788
23 Congress North 80 67 79 74,785
24 Historic Cultural 80 91 52 28,347
25 Greater Griffith Park 78 60 55 33,358
26 Mid-Town North Hollywood 78 53 65 68,438
27 UNNC 78 57 62 52,561
28 Lincoln Heights 78 60 56 30,545
29 Mid City 78 59 61 28,982
30 Highland Park 77 50 53 53,329
31 Valley Village 77 46 69 24,337
32 Voices of 90037 77 65 70 45,939
33 West Adams 76 61 68 26,724
34 Westside 75 60 64 31,108
35 Mar Vista 75 50 76 50,154
36 Atwater Village 73 51 71 14,129
37 Greater Toluca Lake 72 44 63 11,813
38 Central Alameda 72 60 65 30,580
39 Hollywood Hills West 72 54 39 39,355
40 Wilmington 72 43 73 53,685
41 Van Nuys 71 52 61 81,741
42 Park Mesa Heights 70 55 53 35,711
43 Eagle Rock 70 47 46 31,061
44 CANNDU 69 64 67 44,239
45 Canoga Park 69 49 70 51,622
46 Westwood 69 66 55 51,628
47 Panorama City 69 49 61 67,474
48 Greater Valley Glen 69 46 65 47,341
49 Congress Southwest 68 53 57 28,232
50 Harbor Gateway South 68 41 53 22,652
51 Congress Central 68 58 56 42,856
52 Marina del Rey 68 48 77 40,336
53 Hollywood United 67 60 42 19,273
54 North Hollywood North East 67 47 65 33,639
55 Greater Cypress Park 66 55 50 12,760
56 Glassell Park 66 46 40 22,966
57 Studio City 65 44 50 34,070
58 Reseda 65 45 58 67,617
59 Harbor City 65 42 56 22,736
60 Watts 64 57 56 41,973
61 Congress Southeast 63 60 66 73,700
62 North Hills East 63 47 55 38,779
63 Sherman Oaks 62 44 52 64,022
64 Lake Balboa 62 44 57 45,125
65 Pacoima 61 47 57 74,403
66 Coastal San Pedro 61 37 52 26,348
67 Westchester-Playa Del Rey 61 43 58 55,910
68 Harbor Gateway North 61 57 59 34,620
69 North Hollywood West 60 40 53 20,298
70 Winnetka 59 43 57 47,887
71 LA-32 59 47 39 45,060
72 Congress West 59 54 51 36,740
73 Sun Valley 57 42 52 48,165
74 Sunland-Tujunga 56 30 33 43,783
75 Northwest San Pedro 56 35 43 21,271
76 Tarzana 54 39 53 35,757
77 Brentwood 52 42 42 31,715
78 Arleta 51 40 59 35,422
79 Northridge 51 39 57 72,879
80 North Hills West 50 37 52 20,973
81 Mission Hills 50 41 54 22,594
82 Woodland Hills-Warner Center 48 39 44 70,032
83 Chatsworth 47 38 51 33,446
84 Arroyo Seco 47 49 38 22,718
85 Encino 45 35 40 44,100
86 Elysian Valley Riverside 45 51 63 6,888
87 Sylmar 44 41 41 78,941
88 Granada Hills 44 29 41 53,133
89 West Hills 43 36 46 38,643
90 Pacific Palisades 36 27 25 25,279
91 Foothill Trails 23 33 25 20,762
92 Porter Ranch 17 0 17 20,738
93 Bel Air-Beverly Crest 14 19 8 27,181
94 Terminal Island 12 22 58 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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Diana
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 on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Los Angeles has good public transportation and about 228 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.

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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.

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Jamba

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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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Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park

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Brentwood Farmers Market Los Angeles

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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

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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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