Thanks to the diversity of Los Angeles and the renewing effect of real estate trends, a wide range of architecture can be found in homes and apartments for sale, businesses and apartments and commercial property throughout the city. Some of the most prevalent include American Craftsman, Programmatic, Art Deco, Googie, and Midcentury Modern.
There are countless world-famous landmarks in Los Angeles, including the Hollywood Sign, the Capital Records Building, the Getty Center, the Griffith Observatory, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. TV backdrops and iconic film shotslocations can be found virtually anywhere in this star-studded city.
There are nearly half a million single-family homes within Los Angeles, more than 120,000 condo units, around 110,000 multi-family homes, and 1,189 coop units, and six other residential buildings. With such a large number of properties in L.A.’s real estate market mix, many assume there are plenty of homes and apartments for sale. But demand keeps the median sale price and median home value quite high when compared to other U.S. cities. For those willing to wait out a custom build, nearly 34,000 vacant lots could also be considered part of the housing market.
Real estate prices for commercial properties vary based on where they’re located. There are close to 32,000 commercial buildings, nearly 15,000 industrial buildings, and almost 5,000 buildings zoned for mixed use.
Los Angeles has a complicated network of freeways and highways and is continually ranked as the most traffic-congested city in the U.S. Still, the commute time for most homes for sale in L.A. is shorter than other major cities. Public transit exists in the form of bus lines, subway lines, and light rail, though only 10% of commuters use public transportation on a regular basis. Four airports serve Los Angeles, including LAX, the third most traveled airport in the U.S.
There are three public universities in Los Angeles, nine community college campuses, and dozens of private colleges. The Los Angeles Unified School District serves about 800,000 students who have access to public schools and magnet schools. Access to Sschool districts vary baseddepends on the location of the student’s home, which makes it essential for parents to choose the right homes or apartments for saleto buy or rent.
There are more than 100 hospitals and medical centers in Los Angeles. UCLA Medical Center is nationally ranked in 15 specialties, celebrity favorite Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is nationally ranked in 11 specialties, and Keck Medical Center of USC is nationally ranked in 7 specialties.
Crime statistics in Los Angeles vary on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis, though in totaloverall it is safer than 19% of all other cities in the United States. Compared to the other five largest cities in the U.S., it is in the midrange safety wise.
There are more than 800 museums and art galleries within the county of Los Angeles. There isn’t a city in the world with more museums per capita than L.A. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the Western U.S., the Getty Center, the Battleship Iowa, and the Museum of Contemporary Art are among the most popular spots.
Los Angeles is also home to a bevy of popular professional sports teams including the L.A. Dodgers, Angels, Rams, Chargers, Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Ducks. Thousands of restaurants are located within Los Angeles, and homes and apartments for sale are likely to bring higher home values when located close to popular eateries.
Some of the most sought-after restaurants in L.A. include upscale options like Providence, Water Grill, and Musso & Frank Grill. Those who want to enjoy budget-friendlier fairfare have a bevy of options with trendy low-key eateries like In-N-Out Burger and Pink’s Hot Dogs being some of the most popular.