6.7 out of 10

Mid-Wilshire

Ranked 26th best neighborhood in Los Angeles
34.0631529705511 -118.332443551534
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Parking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Mini City"

Mid Wilshire is one of those areas that while it is it's own area, it is still separated into tinier areas or neighborhoods. The arcitecture, people, and atmosphere varies a bit within each area. One thing that I noticed is that the house style changed from area to area. Upper Mid Wilshire has more 1920s oriented housing, and lower Mid Wilshire has more modern architecture. The entire Mid Wilshire area is a bit pricey in itself, but I think it's work it. It's a versatile neighborhood, and they have an excellent school system. They maintained the historic spirtit in this town, and if you're in the real estate market there are houses for each budget and style and family size.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
2yrs+

"A Diverse Area"

Mid-Wilshire is an interesting neighborhood because it's comprised of several very different neighborhoods. Some of the areas are great and some of the areas are not so great. But, most of the neighborhoods in Mid-Wilshire have really beautiful architecture.
Hancock Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. It's one of the few places in Los Angeles that looks like a "real" neighborhood. . . of course, if your "real" neighborhood was comprised of multi-million dollar homes. The streets are sunny and tree-lined and there are always kids all over the place. And the houses? Man, the houses! Almost every single on of them is stunning. And, some of them are ridiculously big. Larchmont is the street to be in Hancock Park for any sort of shopping or dining. . . that's all Larchmont is except for one bank, Blockbuster and a grocery store. Larchmont Beauty is my favorite beauty supply store in the city. And, all of the restaurants on this street and darling and decent, at least. There isn't much to do in the way of nightlife in Hancock Park, but it's just too pretty.
Miracle Mile is a really up and coming part of this neighborhood. It was a little sketchy for a while, but it is getting pretty gentrified. There are a lot of hip restaurants going up on La Brea south of Wilshire. And, the little homes and apartment buildings are divine. They are all from the 1920's and have great details: crown molding, beautiful hardwood floors, fireplaces. And, back away from the major streets, the neighborhood is quite serene. The rent is still semi-reasonable (although not for long) so young professionals whom work in the Wilshire area are moving by the herd.
South of Olympic, the area is still pretty dirty, ugly and unsafe. Same goes east of Wilton. Plus, there's nothing to do there so just avoid them.
Pros
  • Central location
  • Beautiful buildings
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Dangerous at night
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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Best Streets in Mid-Wilshire

1

Rosewood Ave

4.5/5
"Wow! What a fantastic street. "
34.0789535674461 -118.322785334941
2

North Gower St

2.5/5
"Not a bad spot"
34.0788773434669 -118.322675641482
3

South Wilton Pl

2.5/5
"A little sketchy - but not that bad"
34.062805278817 -118.31402944845
4

Crenshaw Blvd

1.5/5
"Everyones in a hurry "
34.0555632971136 -118.322470011122
5

West 3rd St

1/5
"Am I lost?"
34.0689391543962 -118.327279087944

Unranked Streets in Mid-Wilshire

"Great value for Hancock Park, once home of Old Hollywood/Beverly Hills."
34.0483867522772 -118.329331115118
"Where I Get My Culture Fix"
34.0636294999867 -118.348272499973

West 6th St

2.5/5
"Fairly nice parks and beautiful buildings, but mainly cityscape. "
34.064869140749 -118.359439156894

Beverly Blvd

4.5/5
"Great Street for a lazy Saturday"
34.0762190874477 -118.325652412485

Elmwood Ave

2.5/5
"Elmwood Ave has become multi-cultural"
34.0784865524423 -118.314104279453

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