Living in Los Angeles

The ultimate West Coast dream

There is no city just quite like it: Los Angeles is completely its own. From the picturesque bungalows in Santa Monica to the Spanish architecture in Los Feliz to the hillside perches in Silver Lake or Hollywood Hills, real estate in our great city is unparalleled.

If you’re considering buying a home in the Los Angeles area or have recently moved to the city, you will soon see that Los Angeles has many fantastic neighborhoods that each have a unique flavor, style, and vibe. With so much to explore, you’ll likely want to own a car — there’s nothing quite like cruising down Santa Monica Boulevard or coursing through Mulholland Drive. 

  1. Culturally diverse: Los Angeles welcomes all. The people who live here have come from everywhere, near and far. SoCal residents come from 180 countries and speak 140 languages. 
  2. The climate: Clear skies and warm breezes are the quintessential Los Angeles weather. With plentiful sunshine and only a few rain-soaked days a year, this city has a beautiful Mediterranean climate with little humidity and essentially no chance of snow. 
  3. Flexible work environments: LA is home to many companies that don’t subscribe to the typical 9-5 routine. Many people work from home and strike the perfect work-life balance. When the weather is as nice as it is here, you might find employers encourage a holistic approach that is more laid-back than other high-profile cities.
  4. An emphasis on wellness: Many residents in Los Angeles appreciate and take advantage of the healthy living opportunities in the city. Most people are physically active, eat well and spend lots of time outdoors hiking, surfing, biking, or running. 

Los Angeles is known for its amazing food and a wide variety of cuisine. While we may be known best for our tacos, you can find every other type of food within every major neighborhood. 

  • The first place to mention would be the city’s most prominent fixture: Third Street Promenade. This multi-block stretch features gastropubs like The Misfit, world-class sushi at Sugarfish, and upscale steakhouses like BOA, all set among world-class shopping at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lululemon, and Brandy Melville. 
  • Just down the street from Third Street are a number of oceanside eateries like the famous Water Grill or the buzzy hotpot Blue Plate Taco. You’ll find Juneshine Brewery for hard kombucha, Stella Barra Pizzeria, and the trendiest spot to grab brunch: Urth Caffe
  • Jon & Vinny’s is a trendy pizza and pasta joint with Brentwood, Slauson Ave, and Fairfax locations.  
  • A.O.C in Brentwood is a posh hotspot with a glass atrium and extensive wine list and is sure to be a big hit for a night out.  
  • For nightlife, The Chestnut Club is a dimly lit lounge overflowing with charm, while the rooftop at Shangri-La Hotel remains a favorite for the young and old. Main Street has plenty of lively joints like Jameson’s, Library Ale House, and 41 Ocean.
  • Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood hosts a bevy of eateries and stores like Tocaya, Sushiya, The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker, Equinox, Badgley Mishka, DryBar, Le Petit Four, and Chin Chin. 
  • For a special night out, Providence has two Michelin stars thanks to its impeccable seafood dishes, or try Mastros in Beverly Hills or Malibu. 

There is no shortage of things to do in the city, and there is truly something for everyone here! 

  • For the outdoor lover, Griffith Park or Runyon Canyon has great hiking trails and views of the city, while Griffith Observatory is a fun and educational place to take kids for the day.
  • Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, and Will Rogers Beach are the top spots in the city to hit the sand and surf. 
  • In Brentwood, The Getty is an expansive art museum designed by Richard Meier with a range of exhibits and classes. And if you head to Pacific Coast Highway, The Getty Villa is a gorgeous museum overlooking the ocean. 
  • For a unique concert experience, The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater carved into the cliffs of Los Angeles and hosts major artists in the summers and fall. 
  • Chateau Marmont is a great place for a staycation or a night out on the town and is steeped with rich Hollywood history. 
  • In the summers, there are many outdoor movie screenings on the rooftops in town as well as at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is a world-renowned museum and offers rotating exhibits, music shows, and other cultural events. 
  • The Original Farmers Market is in West Hollywood and features a huge selection of local Californian produce, crafts, and holistic items. 
  • A day spent shopping or walking around Rodeo Drive is sure to be a blast
  • You’ll find live theater at Pantages or at The Hudson Theatres
  • Sunset Boulevard is home to famous bars and nightclubs like The Viper Room, The Rainbow Room, and The Roxy Theatre, which will delight any music fan. 
  • Catch a show at The Forum, which has played host to some of the biggest musical acts in the world. 
  • SoFi Stadium in Inglewood is home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. The stadium will even host Super Bowl LVI in 2022! 
  • Los Angeles Clippers announced plans to build a new arena and entertainment center in Inglewood, to be completed in the fall of 2024. 
  • The Santa Monica Pier is the perfect way to spend a weekend day with kids. They’ll love the rollercoaster, the enormous Ferris wheel’s sweeping views, and the carnival-style food. 
  • First Fridays on Abbot Kinney bring in a large crowd for shopping, restaurant pop-ups, and live music. In the summer, Santa Monica hosts Twilight Concerts off the pier. 
  • The LA Marathon is an annual event drawing over 25,000 runners. 

Los Angeles is home to numerous outstanding academic facilities. A few of the top-rated schools in the area include:

    • Brentwood School (Private, K-12 in Brentwood) 
    • Harvard-Westlake (Private, 7-12 in Studio City) 
  • Windward School (Private, 7-12 in West LA) 
  • Marlborough School (Private, Girls, 7-12 in Larchmont Village) 
    • Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences (Private, K-12 in Santa Monica) 
    • Archer School for Girls (Private, 6-12 in Brentwood) 
    • Burbank Public Schools (PreK-12 in Burbank) 
  • South Pasadena Public Schools (PreK-12 in South Pasadena)
  • La Canada Unified School District (PreK-12 in La Canada Flintridge) 
  • Redondo Beach School District (PreK-12 in Redondo Beach) 
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (PreK-12 in Santa Monica/Malibu) 

For higher education, these schools are the most highly regarded:

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