Living in Laguna Beach, California
Situated on the Orange County coast between Newport Beach and San Clemente, a short drive from Southern Los Angeles, Laguna Beach is a small city of 23,000 people, spread over 8.84 square miles. Laguna Beach’s coastline constitutes seven ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on March 15, 2022 in Communities
Neighborhoods in Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California is an upscale beach town and one of the best suburbs of Los Angeles. It is a longtime stomping ground for professionals, retirees, artists, and well-heeled residents who appreciate its beautiful surroundings, laid-back ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on March 6, 2022 in Communities
Living in Glendale, California [Insider's Guide]
Glendale is a suburb of Los Angleles that sits where the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley and the western end of the San Gabriel Valley meet, just 10 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles.
It is perhaps best known as home to Brand Boulevard, ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on January 18, 2022 in Communities
Moving to and Living in Los Angeles [Insider's Guide]
This article was updated on December 14, 2021
Are you thinking of moving to Los Angeles? If the city's population is any measure of how much people like it, there's substantial evidence that living in Los Angeles is pretty great. 4 million people ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on December 14, 2021 in Communities
Neighborhoods in San Clemente
San Clemente, the southernmost coastal city in Orange County, has a large and unique inventory of real estate in terms of property type, size, age, and amenities. San Clemente real estate listings offer a variety of home choices, from beach condos ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on October 27, 2021 in Communities
Things to Do in Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach is one of the most charming and popular beach towns in Southern California. While Laguna is widely known for its Art Festivals, Pageant of the Masters, and other summertime activities, visitors and residents play here year-round. As ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on March 21, 2021 in Communities
Living in Burbank [Insider's Guide]
Burbank is a suburb of Los Angleles that sits on the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley, just 13 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. It is perhaps best known as home to numerous motion picture, television, and animation studios. A ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on January 22, 2021 in Communities
Living in West Hollywood [Insider's 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, ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on January 5, 2021 in Communities
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 ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on December 26, 2020 in Communities
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, highly regarded art museums, magnificent residential ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on December 25, 2020 in Communities
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.
Posted by Tony Mariotti on December 18, 2020 in Communities
Best Beaches and Parks in Laguna Beach
A visit to a beach is one of the top things to do in Laguna Beach. It is easy to do so; there are many beaches and parks that access over eight miles of coastline here. The stunning ocean views from Laguna Beach's neighborhoods add to the quality ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on December 11, 2020 in Communities
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 ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on December 8, 2020 in Communities
Fun 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 ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on November 29, 2020 in Communities
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 ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on July 25, 2019 in Communities
Gated Communities in Los Angeles
Bel Air Crest
Bel Air Crest is a 24-hour, guard-gated community just above Getty View Park in Bel Air. Depending on the position of the home, homeowners and their guests can enjoy vistas that include the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles Basin, ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on July 4, 2019 in Communities
Things to Do in San Clemente
San Clemente has a variety of outdoor activities perfect for individuals and groups. From some of the most beautiful and famous beaches in California to miles of hiking trails and parks, a multitude of year-round activities is just outside your ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on October 28, 2018 in Communities
Best Suburbs of Los Angeles
The Greater Los Angeles area is massive; Los Angeles County covers 4,751 square miles. The size can make it tricky for home shoppers, especially folks planning to move here from out of town who might not know the area very well. It takes a few ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on September 25, 2018 in Communities
Living in the Hollywood Hills [+ Neighborhood Video Tour]
Planning a move? Check out all the homes for sale in the Hollywood Hills.
For a moment, let’s pretend there are only two kinds of people in the world: beach people and hill people. If you love panoramic views and being surrounded by ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on August 30, 2018 in Communities
Living in Santa Monica - Here's What it's Like [Insider's Guide]
Santa Monica’s quality of life ranks high, making it one of Southern California’s most coveted places to live. People move to Santa Monica to be close to the beach, to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle, and to take advantage of all its ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on July 22, 2018 in Communities