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The City of Los Angeles or Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States. It is located in Los Angeles County which is in Southern California. Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district. The population as of the 2010 census was 3,792,621 while the population of Los Angeles County was 9,818,605. The city is the center of the larger Los Angeles - Long Beach - Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area which has a population of 12,828,837. The City of Los Angeles is not the same as the Los Angeles Basin or The Greater Los Angeles Area.

There are three public universities located within the city limits: California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Private colleges in Los Angeles include the American Film Institute Conservatory, American Jewish University, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy - Los Angeles campus, Antioch University’s Los Angeles campus, Biola University, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's Los Angeles Campus (FIDM), Los Angeles Film School, Loyola Marymount University (LMU is also the parent university of Loyola Law School located in Los Angeles), Marymount College, Mount St. Mary’s College, National University of California, Occidental College ("Oxy"), Otis College of Art and Design (Otis), Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Southwestern Law School, and University of Southern California (USC).

The community college system consists of nine campuses governed by the trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District: East Los Angeles College (ELAC), Los Angeles City College (LACC), Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and West Los Angeles College.

 

West Los Angeles

West Los Angeles or West L.A. is a major region within the City of Los Angeles often referred to as the "Westside". West Los Angeles is more affluent than the other regions of the city. Districts making up West Los Angeles include:

Beverlywood Miracle Mile
       
Carthay Square Palms
       
Century City Picfair Village
       
Cheviot Hills Rancho Park
       
Crestview Sawtelle
       
Faircrest Heights South Carthay
La Cienega Heights Pico - Robertson
       
Little Ethiopia Wilshire Vista
       


Colleges located in the City of Los Angeles

Argosy University
   
American Career College
   
American Film Institute
   
American Jewish University
   
American Musical and Dramatic Academy
   
Antioch University
   
Azusa Pacific University
   
Bethesda University
   
Bryan University, Los Angeles
   
California Career College
   
California State University, Los Angeles
   
California State University, Northridge
   
Coast Career Institute
   
Columbia College Hollywood
   
Concorde Career College
   
DeVry University
   
Fast Track Career College
   
Hebrew Union College
   
Huntington Career College
   
ICDC College
   
ITT Technical Institute
   
Los Angeles City College
   
Los Angeles County College of Nursing
   
Los Angeles Film School
   
Los Angeles Harbor College
   
Los Angeles Mission College
   
Los Angeles Pierce College
   
Los Angeles Recording School
   
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
   
Los Angeles Valley College
   
Loyola Law School
   
Loyola Marymount University
   
Mount St. Mary's College
   
Musician's Institute
   
National University
   
Occidental College
   
Otis College of Art and Design
   
Pepperdine University, Los Angeles
   
Southern California Institute of Architecture
   
Southwestern Law School
   
The Fashion Institute of Design, Los Angeles
   
University of California, Los Angeles
   
University of La Verne
   
University of Phoenix
   
University of Southern California
   
University of West Los Angeles
   
West Coast University
   
West Los Angeles College
Westwood College, Los Angeles
   
Woodbury University
   
World Mission University
   


Communities of the City of Los Angeles
 
  Beach Areas   Central City
       
Marina del Rey Arlington Heights
   
Mar Vista Beverly Center
       
Playa Vista Boyle Heights
       
Venice Cahuega Pass
       
Westchester Chinatown
       
    Central City East
       
    Downtown
  Crescenta Valley    
East Hollywood
La Tuna Canyon    
    Echo Park
Lake View Terrace    
Elysian Park
Shadow Hills    
    Elysian Valley
Sunland    
    Fillipinotown
Tujunga    
Greater Mid-Wilshire
       
Lincoln Heights
       
  Northeast Little Bangladesh
       
Atwater Village Los Feliz
       
Cypress Park Hancock Park
       
Eagle Rock Harvard Heights
       
El Sereno Hollywood
Glassell Park Koreatown
       
Highland Park Little Armenia
       
Lincoln Heights Little Ethiopia
       
Montecito Heights Little Persia
       
Monterey Hills Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
Mt. Washington Mid-City
       
University Hills Pico Union
       
    Silver Lake
  South    
    Thai Town
Crenshaw    
    West Adams
Hyde Park    
    Westlake
Jefferson Park    
       
Leimert Park   Harbor Area
       
South Los Angeles Harbor City
       
Southeast Los Angeles Harbor Gateway
       
Watts San Pedro
       
    Terminal Island
  Westside    
    Wilmington
Bel Air    
       
Beverly Crest   San Fernando Valley
       
Beverlywood Arleta
       
Brentwood Canoga Park
Century City Chatsworth
       
Cheviot Hills Encino
       
Crestwood Hills Granada Hills
       
Fairfax Lake Balboa
       
Mar Vista Mission Hills
       
Pacific Palisades North Hills
       
Palms North Hollywood
       
Pico - Robertson Northridge
       
Rancho Park Pacoima
       
Sawtelle Panorama City
       
South Carthay Porter Ranch
       
West Los Angeles Reseda
       
Westwood Sherman Oaks
       
    Studio City
       
    Sun Valley
       
    Sylmar
       
    Tarzana
       
    Toluca Lake
       
    Universal City
       
    Valley Glen
       
    Valley Village
    Van Nuys
       
    West Hills
       
    Winnetka
       
    Woodland Hills
       
       

Communities Annexed by the City of Los Angeles

Community   Year of Annexation
     
            Arroyo Seco   1912
            Bairdstown   1915
            Colegrove   1909
            Garvanza

1899

            Highland Park

  1895

            Occidental

  1916

            Palms

  1915

            Westgate

1916
     
     

Los Angeles County Unincorporated Communities

Community Location
   
Acton
Agua Dulce
Alondra Park
Altadena
West Athens
Avocado Heights
Baldwin Hills
Bassett
Big Mountain Ridge
Bouquet Canyon
Castaic
Charter Oaks
Citrus
City Terrace
Cornell
Del Aire
Del Sur
Desert View Highlands
East Compton
East La Mirada
East Los Angeles
East Pasadena
East San Gabriel
El Camino Village
Fernwood
Florence-Graham
Forest Park
Glenview
Gorman
Green Valley
Hacienda Heights
Juniper Hills
Kagel Canyon
La Crescenta-Montrose
Ladera Heights
Lake Hughes
Lake Los Angeles
Lakeview
Lang
Lennox
Leona Valley
Littlerock
Llano
Malibu Bowl
Malibu Hills
Malibou Lake
Marina del Rey
Mayflower Village
Mint Canyon
Montrose
Neenach
North El Monte
Oban
Pearblossom
Quartz Hill
Rancho Dominguez
Rosewood
Rowland Heights
Sandberg
Seminole Hot Springs
Sleepy Valley
Soledad
South San Gabriel
South San Jose Hills
South Whittier
Stevenson Ranch
Sulpher Springs
Sylvia Park
Topanga
Topanga Park
Universal City
Val Verde
Valinda
Valyermo
Vasquez Rocks
View Park-Windsor Hills
Vincent
Walnut Park
West Athens
West Carson
West Compton
West Puente Valley
West Whittier-Los Nietos
Westmont
Willowbrook
Wilsona Gardens
Windsor Hills
Santa Clarita Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
South Bay
San Gabriel Valley
South Los Angeles
San Gabriel Valley
South Los Angeles
San Gabriel Valley
Antelope Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
San Gabriel Valley
San Gabriel Valley
East Los Angeles Area
Santa Monica Mountains
LAX Area
Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
South Los Angeles
Whittier Area
East Los Angeles Area
San Gabriel Valley
San Gabriel Valley
South Bay
Topanga Canyon
South Los Angeles
Santa Clarita Valley
Topanga Canyon
Northwest Los Angeles County
Angeles National Forest
San Gabriel Valley
Antelope Valley
Angeles National Forest
Verdugo Mountains
South Bay
Angeles National Forest
Antelope Valley
San Gabriel Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
LAX Area
Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
Malibu Area
Malibu Area
Santa Monica Mountains
South Bay
San Gabriel Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
Verdugo Mountains
Antelope Valley
North of El Monte
Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
Compton Area
South Los Angeles
San Gabriel Valley
Antelope Valley
Santa Monica Mountains
Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
San Gabriel Valley
San Gabriel Valley
Whittier Area
Santa Clarita Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
Topanga Canyon
Topanga Canyon
Topanga Canyon
San Fernando Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
San Gabriel Valley
Antelope Valley
Santa Clarita Valley
South Los Angeles
San Gabriel Valley
South Los Angeles
South Los Angeles
South Bay
South Los Angeles
San Gabriel Valley
Whittier Area
South Los Angeles
South Los Angeles
Antelope Valley
South Los Angeles
   
   

Los Angeles County Communities

Outside the City of Los Angeles

Community Incorporated City in Which Located
   
Belmont Shore
Calabasas Heights
Castaic
Charter Oak
Dominguez
El Nido
El Porto
Five Point
Flintridge
Fox Hills
Highway Highlands
Hollydale
Hollywood Riviera
Los Altos
Los Nietos
Malibu Beach
Malibu Junction
Malibu Riviera
Mayfair
Moneta
Morningside
Naples
Newhall
North Long Beach
Norwood Village
Point Dume
Portugese Bend
Saugus
Solemint
Studebaker
Toluca Lake
Val Verde
Valencia
Verdugo City
Walteria
               Long Beach
               Calabasas
               Santa Clarita
               Covina
               Carson
               Torrance
               Manhattan Beach
               El Monte
               La Canada Flintridge
               Culver City
               Glendale
               South Gate
               Torrance
               Long Beach
               Santa Fe Springs
               Malibu
               Malibu
               Malibu
               Lakewood
               Gardena
               Inglewood
               Long Beach
               Santa Clarita
               Long Beach
               El Monte
               Malibu
               Rancho Palos Verdes
               Santa Clarita
               Santa Clarita
               Norwalk
               Burbank
               Santa Clarita
               Santa Clarita
               Glendale
               Torrance
   

Former Incorporated Cities in Los Angeles County

City

Incorporation Annexation
Barnes City
Belmont Heights
Eagle Rock
Hollywood
Hyde Park
San Pedro
Sawtelle
Tropico
Tujunga
Venice
Watts
Wilmington
1926
1908
1911
1903
1921
1888
1906
1911
1925
1904
1907
1905
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1927
Annexed by Long Beach in 1909
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1923
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1910
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1923
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1909
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1922
Annexed by Glendale in 1918
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1932
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1925
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1926
Annexed by Los Angeles in 1909
     
     

Former Names of Los Angeles County Communities

Former Name Current Name
   
Comptonville
Corvalis
Dairy Valley
Fulton Springs
El Pueblo de la Reina de los Angeles
Girard
Laurelwood
Lordsburg
Los Cerritos
Marion
Mirada Hills
Newmark
Ocean Park
Owensmouth
Picture City
Riverdale
Runnymeade
San Salvador
Sherman
Zelzah
Compton
Norwalk
Cerritos
Santa Fe Springs
Los Angeles
Woodland Hills
Studio City
La Verne
Signal Hill
Reseda
La Mirada
Montebello
Venice
Canoga Park
Agoura
Glendale
Tarzana
Catalina Island
West Hollywood
Northridge
   

 

Beaches of Los Angeles County

Beach Location
   
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
Alamitos Beach
Amarillo Beach
Avalon Bay Beach
Bayshore Beach
Belmont Plaza Beach
Belmont Shore Beach
Big Dume Beach
Big Rock Beach
Broad Beach
Cabrillo Beach
Carbon Beach
Colorado Lagoon
Dan Blocker County Beach
Descanso Cove Beach
Dockweiler State Beach
El Matador Beach
El Pescador Beach
El Porto beach
El Segundo Beach
Hermosa Beach
Juniper Beach
La Piedra Beach
Latigo Beach
Las Flores Beach
Las Tuna County Beach
Lechuza Beach
Leo Carrillo State Beach
Little Dume Beach
Long Beach City Beach
Lover’s Cover/Pebbly Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Malibu Surfrider County Beach
Manhattan Beach
Marina Del Rey Basin D
Marine Park
Nicolas Canyon County Beach
Ocean Park
Paradise Cove Beach
Peninsula Beach
Playa del Rey Beach
Point Dume State Beach
Point Vicente County Beach
Redondo Beach
Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
Royal Palms County Beach
Santa Monica State Beach
Seaside Lagoon
Sunset Point
Surfrider
Topanga County Beach
Torrance Beach
Trancas Beach
Venice Beach
Venice Rose
Westward Beach
White’s Point
Will Rogers State Beach
Zuma Beach County Park
Palos Verdes
Long Beach
Malibu
Avalon
Long Beach
Long Beach
Long Beach
Malibu
Malibu
Malibu
San Pedro
Malibu
Long Beach
Malibu
Avalon
Playa del Rey
Malibu
Malibu
Manhattan Beach
El Segundo
Hermosa
Long Beach
Malibu
Malibu
Malibu
Malibu
Malibu
Malibu
Malibu
Long Beach
Avalon
Malibu
Malibu
Manhattan Beach
Marina del Rey
Long Beach
Malibu
Santa Monica
Malibu
Long Beach
Playa del Rey
Malibu
Palos Verdes
Redondo Beach
Malibu
San Pedro
Malibu
Redondo Beach
Pacific Palisades
Malibu
Malibu
Torrance
Malibu
Venice
Venice
Malibu
San Pedro
Pacific Palisades
Malibu
   
   

 

Los Angeles City Hall

Los Angeles City Hall, completed in 1928, is the center of government for the City of Los Angeles. It contains the mayor’s office and the offices of the Los Angeles City Council. Los Angeles City Hall is in the Civic Center district of Downtown Los Angeles in the area bounded by Temple Street, First Street, Main Street, and Spring Street. The 32 story building has an observation deck on the 27th floor that is open to the public. City Hall was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1976.

 

Central Los Angeles

Central Los Angeles is a 57.9 square mile region comprising twenty three neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles, as well as Griffith Park and Elysian Park. The population is over 900,000. Central Los Angeles includes Downtown Los Angeles, Chinatown, East Hollywood, Hancock Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Koreatown, Larchmont, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake.

 

City Terrace

City Terrace is an older unincorporated residential community in the San Rafael Hills of Los Angeles County just northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. The University Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles is to the north, California State University Los Angeles is to the northeast, Monterey Park is to the east, the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles is to the west, the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles is to the northwest, and East Los Angeles is to the south. The communities steep, winding streets are lined primarily with small, Spanish Colonial Revival style homes. Many of the homes have excellent views of Downtown Los Angeles, the western San Gabriel Valley, and the San Gabriel Mountains. The County of Los Angeles operates the City Terrace Library which is a modern, full service library. City Terrace Park, developed in 1933, is a 3.5 acre park that offers swimming, tennis, basketball, a gymnasium, picnic areas, and lots of green open space with mature shade trees.

 

South Los Angeles

South Los Angeles, formerly referred to as South Central Los Angeles, is a region of Los Angeles County made up of 25 neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles and 3 in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The area is a 51 square-mile area. Some of the larger and better known neighborhoods include:

  • Athens
  • Baldwin Hills – Crenshaw
  • Exposition Park
  • Historic South Central
  • Leimert Park
  • View Park – Windsor Hills
  • University Park
  • West Adams

South Los Angeles is home to the University of Southern California, the Doheny Campus of Mount St. Mary’s College, Exposition Park, and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

 

Central City Association of Los Angeles

The Central City Association of Los Angeles (CCA) advocates on behalf of Los Angeles businesses. It is the voice of businesses in the City of Los Angeles as well as Los Angeles County. CCA advocates for the business community before the Los Angeles City Council, the County Board of Supervisors, and the California State Legislature. CCA provides excellent networking opportunities for its members and many other valuable benefits.

 

Los Angeles City Historical Society

The Los Angeles City Historical Society (LACHS) was established in 1976 for the purpose preserving valuable historical information, photographs, and memorabilia, and educating people about the history of the city. The LACHS is a non-profit, member supported organization that depends upon volunteers and donations. It is governed by a fifteen member board of directors.

 

Los Angeles Conservancy

The Los Angeles Conservancy, established in 1978, is the oldest membership based historic preservation organization in the United States. The organization documents, rescues, and revitalizes historic buildings and neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles. There are currently more than 700 designated historic sites. Memberships are available, volunteers are needed, and donations are greatly appreciated.

 

Museum of Tolerance

The Museum of Tolerance, established in 1993, is located on the Westside of Los Angeles. The museum and educational center was designed to examine racism in depth with a strong emphasis on the Holocaust. Anyone interested in world history and human rights must visit this museum. It is the only museum of its kind in the world. Every child and adult in America should visit the Museum of Tolerance.

 

Los Angeles Plaza Historic District

El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic District

The Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, also known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic District, is a historic district located in the oldest area of Los Angeles. The district, located in Downtown Los Angeles, was the center of Los Angeles under Spanish rule (1781 - 1821), Mexican rule (1821 - 1847) and United States rule (after 1847). The area was designated a state historic monument in 1953 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Long before Spain claimed California, the Tongva People, also referred to as the Gabrielo Indians, established settlements along the Los Angeles River near the location of the Los Angeles Civic Center. Over time, the Tongva were removed and assigned to serve at the various Spanish missions in Southern California.

 

Alvarado Historic District

The Alvarado Historic District is a designated historic district located just southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Six homes and one church were designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in 1971 and the entire district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The homes were built between 1902 and 1905. They include Victorian, Craftsman, Bungalow, Mission and Tudor style architecture. The six homes include the Boyle-Barmone House, the Cohn House, the Gilbert House, and the Kinney-Everhardy House. The church is the former First Church of Christ, Scientist built in 1912. The chuch was designed by Elmer Grey who was the famous architect that designed the Huntington Library, the Pasadena Playhouse, and the Beverly Hills Hotel. Anyone interested in architecture or construction should visit the Alvarado Historic District.

 

Elysian Park

Elysian Park, established in 1886, is the second largest park in the City of Los Angeles consisting of more than 600 acres, and the oldest park in the city. It includes Chavez Ravine where Dodger Stadium is located and the Los Angeles Police Academy. Elysian Valley is to the north and northeast, and Chinatown is to the south. The southeastern end of the park is near the Los Angeles River where the Portola expedition camped in 1769. The Portola Trail Campsite is a California Historical Landmark.

 

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1888, has more than 1,600 members making it one of the largest chambers in Southern California. Members are based throughout the Los Angeles Basin and beyond.

 

Southern California – Israel Chamber of Commerce

The Southern California – Israel Chamber of Commerce (SCICC), headquartered in Los Angeles, is a non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to fostering bilateral business, trade, and investment opportunities between Southern California and Israel.

 

French American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles

The French American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles, headquartered in Los Angeles, has more than 150 members. The non-profit, membership organization is committed to promoting the development of business and trade for its members in the Greater Los Angeles Area and creating a forum for French and American business leaders to share ideas and prosper.

 

Italy – America Chamber of Commerce West

Founded in 1987, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West (IACCW) is a non-governmental, private, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and foster economic trade relations between Italy and the West Coast of the United States. The organization is based in Los Angeles.

 

California Coastal National Monument

The California Coastal National Monument consists of approximately 20,000 islets, rock outcroppings, and reefs along the entire coast of California. The area covers the entire 840 mile coast to a distance of 12 nautical miles. Depending upon the tide levels, the approximate area of 1,000 acres is managed and protected by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Many of the protected areas in Ventura County are important habitats for birds and sea animals.

 

Sepulveda Pass

The Sepulveda Pass is a mountain pass through the Santa Monica Mountains that connects the Los Angeles Basin to the San Fernando Valley. Encino and Sherman Oaks are at the north end of the pass in the San Fernando Valley, and Brentwood and Westwood are at the south end. The San Diego Freeway (405) runs through the pass along with Sepulveda Boulevard.

 

Cahuenga Pass

The Cahuenga Pass is a mountain pass through the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. The pass connects the Los Angeles Basin to Studio City and the San Fernando Valley. The Hollywood Freeway (101) runs through the pass.

 

Mount Lukins

Mount Lukins is the highest mountain in the City of Los Angeles standing at 5,074 feet. It is located at the west end of the San Gabriel Mountains providing spectacular views of La Crescenta – Montrose, most of the Crescenta Valley, the Verdugo Mountains, most of the San Fernando Valley, and a large part of the Los Angeles Basin. On a clear day, the Santa Monica Bay can be seen. Mount Lukins is located within the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County. The best access from the south is from the Deukmejian Wilderness Park which is at the far north end of Glendale. The mountain can be climbed any time of the year, but camping is not permitted.

 

Los Angeles Real Estate

Homes in Los Angeles consist of both single family detached homes and attached homes that may be townhomes or stacked condominiums. Prices range from moderate to high depending upon the neighborhood. Our real estate agents and brokers can show you any homes listed for sale with any real estate brokerage firm.

 

Property Management - Los Angeles

Our affiliate, Coast Management.net, manages homeowner associations, rental homes, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Please contact Coast from our Resource Page for additional information.

 

Los Angeles Horse Property

If you want to buy or sell equestrian zoned property in or near Los Angeles, please contact us. We have several real estate agents with extensive experience representing buyers and sellers of horse properties.

 

Los Angeles Land

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Historical Timeline

Pacific Realtors has created a historical timeline for those having an interest in the history of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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