Welcome to Los Angeles
Home to amazing weather, stunning views, endless entertainment, and a diverse food and cultural scene, Los Angeles is the biggest city in California, and the second largest city in the U.S. Although it's a bustling city made up of nearly 300 dynamic neighborhoods and suburbs, LA manages to sustain a laid back vibe of a coastal vacation town.
Since many people come to the area to pursue careers in arts or entertainment, it's common for residents to be enjoying the delights of the city anytime day or night. Luckily, LA has plenty to offer. From world-renowned restaurants and trendy bars to galleries, museums, and a plethora of public parks, there is always a reason to be out and about. The housing market is one of the hottest in the country offering choices in neighborhoods that range from quiet and family-friendly to trendy apartments close to the best nightlife in California.
What to Love
Diverse, dynamic, and expansive, the lifestyle in LA is much like the city itself — anything residents want it to be. Healthy living is promoted throughout the city with fresh foods, outdoor activities, various gyms, and fitness studios. As a city of creatives, LA offers connections and entertainment from the worlds of art, entertainment, and literature. Local beaches remind residents to stop and relax in the California sunshine. A casual vibe infuses the entire city and all the activities within, making Los Angeles a pleasant place to be.
Dining Entertainment & Shopping
From exquisite restaurants and iconic nightlife to a renowned shopping scene, you'll never run out of entertainment in Los Angeles.
With thousands of restaurants to visit throughout the city, LA is well known for its amazing food scene. From five-star dining to phenomenal affordable diners, residents will never have a shortage of new restaurants to try. For an endless variety of options, you can't go wrong with Grand Central Market. A food paradise of different cultures and meals all under one roof, options range from breakfast to dessert with price ranges as varied as the available meals.
Visit Nobu for special occasions. Here, guests are treated to an unparalleled luxury experience with exceptional service, ambiance, and food. For the best burgers and breakfast burritos in town, head to Lucky Boy. An icon of old LA, Philippe's never disappoints. Known for unbeatable dipped sandwiches and tasty sides, this is the place to be when lunchtime rolls around.
Shopping in LA is not an endeavor to cover in a single day. Choose from the many shopping districts throughout the city, and create a schedule to eventually visit them all. The LA fashion district covers 107 blocks in downtown Los Angeles, featuring famed stores like the Los Angeles Flower Market and Blue Moon Fabrics as well as Santee Alley. Visit the famed Rodeo Drive to shop at luxury retailers like Jimmy Choo or Prada. For a more casual vibe, find everything from one-of-a-kind street clothes to name-brand fashion at Sunset Strip.
Things to Do
From outdoor entertainment and a thriving art and cultural scene to mouthwatering restaurants and local festivals, there is no shortage of things to do in Los Angeles. The endless sunny days invite residents to spend time outside at local parks and beaches for running, walking, cycling, swimming, sports, or simply relaxing. The surrounding mountain ranges are perfect for hiking, including 53 miles of trails in Griffith Park where the Griffith Observatory offers up stunning views of the city and the Hollywood sign. LA county is home to 100 museums that specialize in everything from fine arts to the La Brea Tar Pits. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a marvel of architecture and acoustics. Sports lovers have a variety of options to enjoy live games, including the Dodger Stadium and Crypto.com Arena.
LA's creative spirit and diverse communities also make the area home to multiple festivals and events. Some of the most popular include The Rose Parade and the following Tournament of Roses, and the LA Auto Show featuring over 1,000 vehicles.
Served by the San Marino School District and the La Cañada School District, Los Angeles is home to many highly regarded colleges and public schools.
The University of California (USC)
Loyola Marymount University
La Salle High School, Grades 9-12