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About Florence

Located in South Central Los Angeles, Florence is a densely populated and landlocked urban neighborhood just east of the 110 freeway, north of Firestone Boulevard, west of Central Avenue, and south of East Slauson. Based on population density data, Florence is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the L.A. city limits with nearly 50,000 people living in just a 2.8 square mile area.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $549,000 to $900,000

Closed Prices: $340,000 to $975,000

Median Sale Price: $521,675

Average $ per sq ft: $431

Association Fee Ranges: $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1900 to 2005

Sq. Ft.: 572 to 3385 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 5 Bathrooms

Getting Around Florence

Around Florence

When looking for a place to live in Florence, some people will want to avoid the West side of the neighborhood due to the proximity of the 110 freeway, which is very busy, noisy, and yields a lot of pollution on a daily basis. The area differs street by street.

When it comes to the culinary scene in Florence, there aren't a vast number of options, but good restaurants can be found. In Florence you will mostly find BBQ, Southern cooking, Mexican food, and Soul food, all of which are well-reviewed and locally known as some of the go-to joints in the area. However, Florence lacks a lot of variety when it comes to food options, so for anything beyond the aforementioned categories, you will have to travel outside of the neighborhood.

You can expect to see homes that have been somewhat neglected over the past few decades. However, the neighborhood residents are hard-working, blue collar Angelenos who love their neighborhood and go about their lives as anyone in a more well-to-do Los Angeles neighborhood would.

A Friday night in Florence is undoubtedly active, as many of the locals in the neighborhood will be throwing parties or visiting various bars or restaurants to blow off steam after a long week. These evenings can get relatively rowdy. That said, if you know the neighborhood, you can have a great time in Florence on a Friday night.

The perfect Sunday would probably include a brunch at one of the aforementioned soul food restaurants, which will most likely be hosting a hungry church crowd who has just gotten out after a morning of worship. Families will have to drive outside the neighborhood to find a park.

Locals Love

  • Good food options
  • Proximity to the highway
  • Tight knit neighbors

Locals Don't Love

  • Pollution
  • Population density

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