5.2 out of 10

North Gower St, Mid-Wilshire

Ranked 2nd best street in Mid-Wilshire
34.0788773434669 -118.322675641482
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Pretty ugly street until the Beachwood Canyon area"

Gower is a pretty gross street until it hits the Beachwood Canyon area which nearly the end of Gower. It runs through the grosser parts of East Hollywood and it's really slummy. On the flipside, if you're headed North on the East side, it's a relatively fast street to take -- it's much faster than Cahuenga, Highland, or La Brea. There's not really anything to see or do on Gower. There aren't any bars or restaurants. It's just street and run down apartments. There's one little area right around Franklin that has a 7-11 and a Subway and some other scary looking places; but, other than that, it's pretty bleak.
Once Gower is north of the freeway underpass, however, it turns into a really lovely street. The beachwood area apartments and houses are lovely. And, the homes at the top of Gower have a great view. Most of the houses are 60's style, but a lot of them have been remodeled on the inside and they're beautiful. There's never any parking on this street but it's only a pain if you're visiting one of the residents and it's late.
Other than north of the freeway, I wouldn't use Gower for anything other than a less congested street to drive on. It's not great to say the least.
Pros
  • Good driving street
Cons
  • Not pretty in a lot of areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not a bad spot"

The street is quiet, but there is a lot of car traffic. The street is narrow, so cars often honk at each other. The people are friendly, and the light is good. There are many trees, and a monastery that sells pumpkin bread.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
CommunityMan
CommunityMan What kind of monastery - Catholic, Buddhist, something else? And how good is the bread?
2yrs+
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