- Current Prices:$225,000 to $8,000,000
- Closed Prices:$190,000 to $9,500,000
- Median Sale Price:$630,000
- Average $ per sq ft:$678
- Association Fee Ranges:$180 to $2312/mo,$0 to $4200
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1897 to 2018
- Sq. Ft.:1 to 111,113Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 6Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:0 to 5Bathrooms
- Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres
Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.
Where to Live
Upscale loft buildings dominate the housing market in the heart of downtown -- the Financial District that stretches between Grand and Spring Streets from 1st Street down to Olympic Boulevard. Stay close to the action if you want to maximize the walkability of the neighborhood. On the east and south sides of downtown, you will find smaller buildings with fewer units. Many people live in the districts where they work such as creative executives in the Arts District and goldsmiths in the Jewelry District. If you want to run a business out of your home, take note of zoning laws; many units are zoned for both commercial and residential use.
Where to Eat
Downtown features some of the finest European-style brasseries and bistros in Los Angeles. While theater fans flock to the latest celebrity chef venture approved by critic Jonathan Gold, residents are more likely to enjoy an upscale burger and beer at a local bar with the Dodgers game on. Food truck malls pop up frequently, with an emphasis on artisan specialties rather than gimmicky fusion fare. For weekday lunches, expect simple but thoughtful efforts in the realm of smoothies, salads, and wraps for the busy office crowds.
What You'll See
Downtown Los Angeles often serves as a landing pad for East Coast transplants seeking an urban environment within California. Young financiers and marketing professionals fill up the stylish gyms and cafes on the ground floor of many buildings. Elsewhere, clothing designers can be seen visiting suppliers and manufacturers while towing a rolling rack of samples behind them. In addition to the mix of business and creative types, downtown is also home to Skid Row, which is home to a sizable homeless population, so be ready for camping tent enclaves on some blocks near the Arts District.
Friday Night Fun
Whether you're exhausted or energized at the end of the week, happy hours will be calling your name in this vibrant neighborhood. Go straight to the source for a pint at one of the local breweries or find a hidden cocktail bar with a speakeasy atmosphere. For dinner, think new wave Italian seafood or plant-based gourmet. Check the calendar at the Orpheum Theatre and other concert venues, or just head to a rooftop bar for elevated street tacos and a cocktail infused with mescal.
The Perfect Sunday
Squeeze the most out of your weekend with the permanent street festival surroundings of the Fashion District or a farmers market that practically gives away fresh, local produce. Pershing Square and other small green spaces offer a relaxing space outdoors, while there's also the air conditioned treat of a movie at L.A. Live.
Balcony and rooftop views • Cheap parking garages • Creative culture • Dog watching • Good walkability.
Locals Don't Love
Foul odors • Many businesses and restaurants close early • Traffic congestion when exiting downtown.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.