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Downtown Los Angeles is the nervecenter of the city’s cultural and business worlds. With world-class performance venues, like Disney Hall and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and iconic museums like MOCA and The Broad, the neighborhood is always alive with new events and exhibitions. DTLA is also one of the city’s most sought after areas for high-rise living.
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Downtown Los Angeles is the destination for high-rise living, in everything from historic buildings to converted lofts. It’s also one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles, encompassing several smaller areas, like the Arts District, Historic Core, Bunker Hill and Little Tokyo, to name just a few. Each has its own character, with thriving business communities. Downtown Los Angeles is becoming one of the most desirable—and competitive—areas to buy a home, and new construction shows no signs of slowing down.FIND AN AGENT
Though the cultural institutions of Los Angeles are sprinkled throughout the city, the heart of it is in Downtown Los Angeles. For the arts, there’s the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Colburn School and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. For museums, Downtown offers everything from history to contemporary art — the Japanese American National Museum, two campuses of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and the newcomer: the Broad Museum. Local businesses thrive in Downtown in the historic shopping districts: jewelry, fashion and the flower market. And the South Park area of Downtown Los Angeles also represents the sports epicenter of the city: the Lakers, Clippers and Kings all play at the Staples Center near L.A. Live, and it’s one of the newest and hottest places to live.
There are many desirable places to live in Downtown Los Angeles, making it easy for residents to enjoy the best of their neighborhood. The neighborhood is only getting more buzzy every passing year, with new restaurants and bars opening nearly by the week.
To live Downtown and not take advantage of neighboring museums and cultural institutions would be a waste. From the Historic Core to the Arts District, there are galleries, shops, parks and gardens, and beautiful architecture everywhere.
There are a handful of schools in Downtown Los Angeles. The public schools are mostly in the southern part of the neighborhood and they include San Pedro Street Elementary. Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts is on the opposite end of the neighborhood, near Echo Park, and other schools are just outside the neighborhood’s boundaries.
The real estate market in Downtown Los Angeles is heating up. Home values are up in 2016, just about 6 percent over 2015—the median home value is about $600,000.
The majority of homes in Downtown Los Angeles includes apartments, penthouses and townhomes, many located in historic buildings and converted lofts.
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