- Current Prices:$380,000 to $1,890,000
- Closed Prices:$220,000 to $720,000
- Median Sale Price:$422,499
- Average $ per sq ft:$365
- Association Fee Ranges:$0
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1890 to 2020
- Sq. Ft.:600 to 17,205Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 6Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:0 to 3Bathrooms
Homes for Sale
Historic South Central features a range of home designs and prices to accommodate a variety of price points. It is typical for the homes in the community to have unfinished basements.
Where to Live
Century-old historic homes can be found throughout the neighborhood, with some of the more residential surroundings located further south of downtown. Between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, you'll find some of the city's oldest homes. Enormous studio lofts and multi-family buildings with ground floor businesses are fairly common in the area south of the Santa Monica Freeway.
Where to Eat
Historic South Central features dozens of beloved Mexican restaurants with a local flavor that defies your typical Tex-Mex expectations. When you aren't debating between taco shops, the neighborhood also has an eclectic mix of global fare. Think real Jamaican curry, South American steakhouses, and sweet southern barbecue ribs. While casual spots are the norm here, there are plenty of upscale options on the boulevards as well.
What You'll See
Younger adults fill the loft buildings and condos, while the residential streets are largely home to families that have lived in the neighborhood for generations. Part of the landscape here consists of teenagers playing basketball after school and families indulging in a weeknight dinner on a corner restaurant. With downtown to the north and USC to the west, the neighborhood also sees a vibrant mix of tourists and passersby, especially on weekends.
Friday Night Fun
You don't have to leave the neighborhood to find entertainment and dining options in Historic South Central. Restaurants with live bands turn Friday nights into fun hotspots, and the jazz clubs feature enough talent to please even the aficionados in the crowd. More dinner and concert options can be found at the L.A. Live complex, which borders the neighborhood to the north.
The Perfect Sunday
If you wish, you can visit an energetic service at a church where Dr. King often gave sermons. Family brunch is also a necessary experience here, with classic pancake diners and homestyle breakfasts taking center stage. You can also find some excellent soul food brunch locations as well. The neighborhood offers plenty of green spaces where locals hang out in the afternoon. Other options include sitting in a local café to watch the people pass by or catch up with neighbors for a relaxed Sunday afternoon.
Plentiful cheap eats • Neighborhood parks and recreation centers • Close to major freeways • Close community vibe.
Locals Don't Love
Traffic backs up during major events nearby • Industrial buildings create some dead zones • Gawking tourists.
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.
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