Communities

Living in Burbank [Insider's Guide]

Living in Burbank [Insider's Guide]

Burbank sits in the San Fernando Valley's eastern section, just 13 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. It is perhaps best known as home to numerous motion picture, television, and animation studios. A plethora of adjunct businesses, like ...

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West Hollywood Neighborhood Guide

West Hollywood Neighborhood Guide

West Hollywood is known world-wide for being the home of the Sunset Strip and heartbeat of Southern California’s LGBT community. The city has plenty of nightlife, shopping, dining, and fun. Its central location -- bordering Beverly Hills, ...

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Carroll Avenue Los Angeles: History and Homes

Carroll Avenue Los Angeles: History and Homes

Carroll Avenue has the highest concentration of Victorian Houses in Los Angeles. Why is that? During the boom years of the late 1800s, Angelino Heights became one of the city's first residential districts (and thus one of the oldest). The ...

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Living in Pasadena, CA [Insider's Guide]

Living in Pasadena, CA [Insider's Guide]

Pasadena lies eleven miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel valley. It is not merely a suburb of Los Angeles; it is its own city with a vibrant business community and highly regarded art museums, residential architecture, and ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles Architecture

The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles Architecture

The styles of homes in Los Angeles are closely tied to the city's history and evolution. At the time of its founding in 1850, Los Angeles was scarcely more than a semi-lawless pioneer outpost with encampments near the Los Angeles River. As ...

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Living in Pacific Palisades [Insider's Guide]

Living in Pacific Palisades [Insider's Guide]

One of the most exclusive and sought-after neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades draws affluent professionals, many from the entertainment industry looking for a quiet retreat with easy access to the beach and mountains. It can be ...

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Best Things to Do in Griffith Park [Insider's Guide]

Best Things to Do in Griffith Park [Insider's Guide]

Named after controversial mining magnate and philanthropist Griffith J. Griffith, the 4,310-acre Griffith Park is the second-largest city park in California. Griffith originally acquired the property, having bought the area that was Rancho Los ...

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5 Great Recreational Bike Rides in Los Angeles

5 Great Recreational Bike Rides in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a notoriously auto-centric city. Traveling by car here reigns supreme over other forms of transportation. However, that is slowly changing thanks to the Los Angeles County Bicycle Plan and other initiatives that aim to change and ...

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Living in Beachwood Canyon: Here’s What It’s Like

Living in Beachwood Canyon: Here’s What It’s Like

Beachwood Canyon is wedged into the eastern portion of the Santa Monica Mountains and sits directly below the iconic Hollywood Sign. It is home to one of the original Hollywood Hills neighborhoods, Hollywoodland, perched on the southern facing ...

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Los Feliz is a Great Place to Live. Here's Why.

Los Feliz is a Great Place to Live. Here's Why.

If you drove through Los Feliz without knowing its history, you’d hardly be able to tell the significant role the neighborhood and its residents played in the early days of the motion picture industry. There are no shrines, statues or ...

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Best Neighborhoods in Los Angeles [Insider's Guide]

Best Neighborhoods in Los Angeles [Insider's Guide]

If you ask an Angelino about the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles, you might get 4 million different answers. Some folks love to live near the beach. Some choose a neighborhood based how far it is from their workplace. Others seek the right ...

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