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
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.
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:
Colleges located in the City of Los Angeles
Communities Annexed by the City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Unincorporated Communities
Los Angeles County Communities
Former Incorporated Cities in Los Angeles County
Former Names of Los Angeles County Communities
Beaches of Los Angeles County
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 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:
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
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, 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.
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.
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 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
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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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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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