L.A. is the second most populated city in the United States. Known for its excellent year-round weather (sunshine) and being the entertainment capital of the world, the City of Angels has a reputation for comfortable living, glamor and fun. Whether your love the beach, hiking or big city living, there’s something here for everyone. 18.7 million Angelinos call it home.
But Los Angeles isn’t just for wannabe actors, musicians and artists. The city is also home to aerospace companies, a thriving tech scene, fashion design, global trade and finance.
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Los Angeles Real Estate Info
Homes in Los Angeles are expensive compared to much of the rest of the country. So many people live and move here each year that housing is in short supply. L.A. County is huge, covering 4,000 square miles. There are 158 cities and unincorporated areas, comprising 114 neighborhoods. Yet, there is very little available land; most was consumed by the post-war housing boom and expansion of suburbia. The ability to spread out is tapped out; most of the county is now developed.
As a mature metropolis, the only thing left to do is build up instead of out. Construction cranes dot the sky in several parts of town; high-rise condos and multi-unit buildings create new housing units and revitalize old neighborhoods. However, the pace of new construction and regulations limit how much new inventory comes online each year.
Homes for Sale by Los Angeles Neighborhood
You can use the search form on this page to find homes for sale in Los Angeles by any neighborhood. The listings are updated several times per day so you’ll always find the latest properties as well as their status (active, pending, etc.) Each listing includes property photos and details such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.
Long commute times are a fact of life here. That’s why home shoppers will often take a closer look at neighborhoods close to their workplace or near major public transportations hubs, like subway stations. Our map search tool comes in very handy, making it easier to zoom in and out of the neighborhoods that interest you, by location.
Community & Schools
The City of Los Angeles operates from city hall, downtown. Furthermore, about 90 neighborhood advisory councils operate independently and form a strong base of civic representation.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) operates 1,147 public schools serving 735,000 students, making it the largest public school district in California and second-largest in the United States.
If you’re thinking of taking your education to the next level, L.A. is home to top-ranked universities like University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Loyola Marymount University (LMU).
Parks & Recreation
The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks oversees 444 park sites and 16,000 acres of parkland.
What’s more, Los Angeles County maintains an additional 180 regional parks, nature centers and wildlife sanctuaries. As overseer of 20 golf courses, the county parks department runs the world’s largest municipal golf course system.
Hiking the Santa Monica Mountains is a quite popular activity in L.A., giving outdoor enthusiasts a great workout that is rewarded by stellar views of the city and Pacific Ocean. Griffith Park is a popular recreation area, sporting 53 miles of trails shared by hikers, joggers, cyclists and horses. It’s also home to the iconic Hollywood Sign atop Mt. Lee.
Beaches get particularly busy on hot weekends where Angelinos go to escape the inland heat and to hang out on the sand, swim, surf, or play beach volleyball. Popular beach areas include Malibu, Santa Monica, and Venice. A little farther south you will find and Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches.
L.A. is home to two National Football League (NFL) teams, The L.A. Rams and L.A. Chargers. You can also take your pick of two National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, the L.A. Lakers and L.A. Clippers or enjoy professional Major League Soccer (MLS) matches with the L.A. Galaxy. Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)’s L.A. Sparks play home Games at Staples Center as do the National Hockey League’s L.A. Kings. Summertime Major League Baseball (MLB) games with the L.A. Dodgers are hard to beat.
Arts & Entertainment
When you live in the entertainment capital of the worlds, you can expect a whole lot of choices. Notable venues for concerts include the Hollywood Bowl (outdoor amphitheater), Greek Theatre (outdoor amphitheater) and Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the L.A. Philharmonic.
Science lovers will enjoy sweeping city views and nighttime stargazing through telescopes at the Griffith Observatory. Both kids and adults love seeing the space shuttle Endeavour on permanent display at California Science Center.
Among the dozens of museums in the Los Angeles area, The Getty Center (The Getty) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) are two very popular choices.
Los Angeles REALTORS®
Interested in selling or buying a home in Los Angeles? The real estate agents at United Hollywood are neighborhood experts who’d love to help you! Our intimate knowledge of Los Angeles County neighborhoods and the current housing market trends can help you make the best real estate decision.
We’d love to help you negotiate the best deal possible. What’s more, you’ll be dealing with agents who pay close attention to the myriad of details that go into a real estate transaction. We’ve defined a smooth process to make sure our clients have a wonderful home buying or selling experience!