by Ben Nicolas
on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 8:15am.
If you're looking to move to what feels like a quaint little neighborhood in the middle of Los Angeles, Larchmont Village is the place to go. It's the perfect part of town for a young family who wants to be close to the action but still have a little peace and quiet. When we're not in the middle of a pandemic, it's the ideal place to take a stroll on Sunday morning with your kids in tow. Though brunch followed by a little leisurely window shopping isn't as simple to do as it once was, Larchmont Village is still an idyllic part of the city to live.
When restrictions do lift again, you'll be glad that you moved here and that all the things to see and experience are just outside waiting for you. In the meantime, they still have plenty to experience!
Things to Do
Larchmont Village Farmers Market
Buy your fresh produce for the week at the Larchmont Village farmers market located at 209 N Larchmont Blvd., across from the Rite Aid. Check them out on Sundays from 10 am - 2 pm.
Burns Park located at 4900 Beverly Blvd., is a small park perfect for little ones to burn off some energy after a day of virtual schooling. There are picnic tables, a sandy play area, and lots of shade.
Larchmont Sanctuary Spa
Though some treatments are no longer available due to COVID-19, the Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is back open and adhering to new safety precautions. They still have a big menu of services like massages, facials, and hypnotherapy.
dr pilates has recently reopened for reformer pilates classes with new health and safety protocol including temperature checks, social distancing, and sanitizing of equipment between customers. But, if you still don’t feel comfortable taking classes in-house, you can try a virtual class for the time being.
Restaurants and Take Out
Bricks and Scones
By now, you’re probably pretty sick of your home office set up. For a change of pace, you could bring your laptop to Bricks and Scones cafe. Though their in-door dining area and workspace are closed, they have a huge patio with plenty of seating that’s open, plus free wifi.
If you’re looking for a high-end Italian dining experience, enjoy a date night in with some take-out from Vernetti. They’re also recently open for outdoor dining, where you can people watch on the sidewalk of Larchmont’s main street. Vernetti also has a great wine selection and brunch throughout the week.
Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits, and Cheese
This wine, cheese, and sandwich shop is an LA institution. Order a fresh mozzarella and basil sandwich to-go, pick up some wine and then head to Burns park for a little picnic in the shade. They’re also a great option if you’re looking for a gift to send to a coworker or friend. They’ll work with you to create a custom gift basket at whatever price point you’re looking for.
Larchmont Village isn't nearly as fancy as the neighborhoods surrounding it. The people here are less rich and more diverse than you might imagine. The area is 41% Hispanic and 30% Asian, and the median income is $71,766. Still $20K higher than the national average, but that’s LA for you.
Despite the lack of nightlife in the neighborhood, there’s still a good percentage of young, single professionals living here as well. 25% of the residents are between the ages of 25-34 years old.
As with the rest of Los Angeles, there are a lot fewer houses on the market in Larchmont Village than there was at this time last year. According to Redfin, it’s around 33% less.
One positive, though, is that the average asking price has also fallen 7% since last year. Currently, the median listing price is $1.26 million, while the median closing price is $990K. The median sale price per square footage is $489. As of June, the average amount of offers on a single home was only one, so you have a good chance of not finding yourself in a bidding war, despite the lack of houses on the market in the area.
Are you ready to start looking for your new home in Larchmont Village? Let us help you with your search and email us or gives us a call at (323) 412-9060. You can also check out some available homes in the neighborhood at this link.