Phil Ochs, the famous American singer come songwriter, once said “The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles”. May be you don’t know who Phil Ochs was but I dare say that what he said here wasn’t an exaggeration at all. It’s a mutual dream of all Americans. With its warm soothing climate, LA is a greater city containing several small communities within itself. For those of us who plan to get settled in LA, the variety of these luxurious and hence high-priced suburbs offers a great deal of options with each neighborhood having peculiarities of its own.
So where to start from? There are so many of them, each with its own attractions. Here, we are considering the neighborhoods which are most famous amongst all. In East, you have Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Downtown, Echo Park, Silverlake, Hollywood, Korea town, Atwater Village, Eagle Rock and Glendale, which are really enormous places. Facing west you see West Hollywood, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu. If you go for Southside, there we have Inglewood, Southern LA, El Segundo, San Pedro, Long Beach, Torrance, Redondo and Manhattan Beach.
The immaculate living conditions and easily approachable beach is what made Santa Monica (North of Montana) make it to the top of the list. With the sky high prices of average house, which can be as high as $3.1 million, this costly neighborhood is the most desirable amongst all. Within the luxurious city of Los Angeles, there is another luxury city, Hidden Hills. With a streak of typical ranch style of Texas, this community is suitable for a rather private, simple and peaceful life style. The average price of homes goes up to $2.75 million.
Famous amongst celebrities, with well provided privacy in the mountains of Los Angeles, is the neighborhood of Bel Air. The price for median homes in Bel Air is $2.43 million which is third highest amongst all. Providing the best view of ocean, directly accessible surfing spots and median home price of $2.35 million, Hill Section of Manhattan Beach is the attraction for affluent youngsters.
In the North of the Manhattan Beach is Pacific Palisades, best suited for those of you interested in having a family-friendly environment. The sale price for homes in this area is $2.15million. The outstanding beach and mountains views are what make Malibu one of the most desirable places of Los Angeles to live in. Prices here are $2.15 million. A perfect place for surfers and outdoor activities’ lovers, within a somewhat reasonable home sale price of $2.1 million, El Porto is the Manhattan’s neighborhood with variety of shopping and dining options. Present in the central Los Angeles, Hollywood was once called the city of show business. The constantly moving out entertainment industry hasn’t affected the popularity of this city anyways. Restaurants, shopping malls, nightclubs are filling in the space. Heavily visited by tourists, this city is not going to lose its popularity among Americans.
Other than these highlighted suburbs, there are others which seek the attractions of in movers and tourists. So many options to choose from! If that’s the problem you are facing (and surely this is the problem) then there is one thumb rule you need to consider and it is that you should choose the place most proximal to your work place. Traffic is a big problem in LA and you getting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic jam (every now and then) surely aren’t what you are looking for in this city.