What’s living in Los Angeles all about?
With perpetually sunny weather that inspires outdoor recreation, cultural diversity that celebrates our differences, and creativity that puts America’s second-largest metropolis at the forefront of entertainment, fashion, and food, Los Angeles can be all things to all people. Downtown has come alive as an urban core filled with lofts, clubs, and restaurants that cater to an upwardly mobile and sophisticated crowd who enjoy convenient public transportation. The more avant-garde and bohemian head to quirky Silver Lake where yoga studios and sushi bars lie within walking distance of each other on tree-covered sidewalks. Almost any place in the San Fernando Valley caters to families who prefer to live in safe and well-tended suburbs. And if you or someone in the family is going to college, Westwood offers easy access to UCLA with homes and apartments tailored to students.
What are some things to do in Los Angeles?
With so much sun, Angelenos turn beach-going into a regular habit. Venice Beach not only fronts the blue Pacific with white sands but holds a microcosm of the locales. Here, the tanned and fit frolic at outdoor gyms, crazily costumed street entertainers vie for applause, and street hawkers push the trendiest items. Walk south on the boardwalk and you can admire the yachts that berth at Marina del Rey. Indoor pursuits get their educationally enriching expression at Museum Row on Wilshire Boulevard. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art reigns as the pre-eminent institution collecting almost 130,000 objects representing nearly every county and the history of art. Car lovers choose their favorite rides from among the 300-plus rides shining from The Petersen Automotive Museum. The city’s Ice Age past oozes from the muck at The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.
Why you’ll love it here
The city caters to all lifestyles, whether yours is fast-paced or laid-back. Even in the winter, you won’t have to worry about the weather to engage in your choice of dozens of activities. Take shopping, for example. You can bask in the sun at numerous swap meets or farmers’ markets, enjoy the climate-controlled comfort of indoor malls, or search for the latest baubles at trendy independent boutiques. Just be sure to bring your own ride. Even though the city has expanded its light rail system, it still coddles the car through multiple gigantic freeways and parking structures. Garages or carports mostly come with the multiple and varied selections of housing options whether you’re into the tiny lofts of downtown, the historic Victorians of West Adams, the tract ranch homes of the Valley, or the sprawling mansions of Brentwood.
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