East Los Angeles Real Estate
East Los Angeles real estate is technically an unincorporated part of Los Angeles that lies east of the Los Angeles River. But the term is also used to refer to parts of LosAngeles city such as Boyle Heights and incorporated cities such as Whittier,Pico Rivera, Bell Gardens and the city of Commerce.
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Historically, East Los Angeles has been a center for Latino culture with roots extending back generations in the community. Events such as the September 16 parade commemorating Mexican Independence are annual traditions. Mom-and-pop stores include ones that sell tacos and Mexican treats such as raspados, shaved ice covered with sweet syrup. Community pride is evident in establishments such as Self-Help Graphics, which has the largest collection of Chicano art prints in the United States.
East Los Angeles Location
East Los Angeles real estate is technically an unincorporated part of Los Angeles that lies east of the Los Angeles River. But the term is also used to refer to parts of Los Angeles city such as Boyle Heights and incorporated cities such as Whittier, Pico Rivera, Bell Gardens and the city of Commerce. The unincorporated part of the city with this name is bordered by Los Angeles to the west, unincorporated City Terrace to the northwest, Monterey Park to the northeast, Commerce to the south and Montebello to the east.
East Los Angeles CA Beginnings
The development of East Los Angeles homes began with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1875 and streetcars that took passengers to downtown Los Angeles. Areas such as Mount Washington were among the wealthiest in Southern California. Beginning in the 1930s, Anglo families were replaced by others of Mexican descent who were attracted to the low-priced homes in East Los Angeles.
By the 1950s, nearly all the residents were Latinos who developed a Mexican culture particular to Southern California. In the following decades, many of these families moved to other areas while recent immigrants took their places. In many areas, it is not uncommon to see vegetables growing and chickens in the yard.
Pride in ethnic heritage and a feeling of familiarity and connection with old world culture and traditions make East Los Angeles property listings attractive to many home buyers.
East Los Angeles Recreation & Amenities
East Los Angeles is a place to fill the senses. Start at Mariachi Plaza at First Street and Boyle Avenue, where mariachis congregate while waiting to pick up jobs. Often, they stroll into restaurants in the area. The Breed Street Shul, named a historic monument, offers a blast from the past when Jews lived in the neighborhood. Self-Help Graphics offers numerous community events and a youth arts program. Its exhibitions offer a glimpse at the elements of the largest collection of Chicano art prints. The Bilingual Foundation for the Arts offers bilingual theater. The Los Angeles Youth Athletic Club is one of the oldest boxing gyms in the city. A Walk of Fame, similar to the one in Hollywood, celebrates Latino celebrities.
East Los Angeles Schools
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves the region. The East Los Angeles Occupation Center offers adult and occupational education.} ?>
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