Los Angeles CA Real Estate
Los Angeles is known for its entertainment and motion picture industry, but it’s also a leader in business international trade, science and education. Los Angeles real estate offers prospective home buyers beaches and mountains and everything in between.
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Los Angeles Location
Los Angeles real estate is located 135 miles north of Mexico and 430 miles south of San Francisco. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to 12.9 million. The city of Los Angeles is the seat of Los Angeles County, which includes numerous cities and unincorporated areas.
Los Angeles CA Beginnings
Los Angeles property was first settled by the Tongva and Chumash tribes. In the mid 1500s, expeditions from Spain arrived and missionaries, including Junipero Serra, settled the area. Forty-four settlers known as Los Pobladores founded “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles” in 1781 and by 1820, there were 650 residents. The following year, in 1821, the area became part of Mexico and in 1847, was incorporated into the United Sates after the Mexican-American War.
Railroads tied the region to the rest of the country, with Southern Pacific completing its line in 1876. Oil was discovered in 1892 and the region quickly became the producer of 25 percent of the world's oil. In the 1920s, the movie and aviation industries descended on Los Angeles.
As the population surpassed one million, the city hosted the 1932 Summer Olympics. Suburban growth continued into the San Fernando Valley in the following decades. In 1984, the city hosted the Olympics again. The city has promoted redevelopment of many areas, among them its downtown, Hollywood, Koreatown, Silver Lake and Echo Park.
The population in Los Angeles continues to rise with newcomers drawn by the glitz of Hollywood, the ease of Southern California's surfing culture, the adventure year-round sunny days and a bevy of professional sports teams to follow. Los Angeles hosts people from more than 140 countries who speak at least 224 languages. Enclaves such as Chinatown, Thai Town and Little Armenia manifest the city's diversity.
Los Angeles Recreation & Amenities
Los Angeles offers beaches, mountains and everything in between for its residents. Visitors enjoy trips to Universal Studios, Hollywood, the glitzy Rodeo Drive, funky Venice Beach or finding the stars' homes near Sunset Boulevard. Beach towns such as Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach offer classic seaside views, shops and restaurants.
The Santa Monica Beach and Pier offer an amusement park. The Santa Monica Mountains and others offer opportunities for hiking, biking and sightseeing. Venues including Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Kodak Theatre, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Hollywood Bowl, Staples Center, and Dodger Stadium offer a wide range of cultural and sporting events.
Los Angeles Schools
Los Angeles Unified School District serves much of the city of Los Angeles while cities within Los Angeles county run their own school districts. The Los Angeles district is the second-largest school district in the country.
The All District High School Honor Band, featuring the best musicians from the district's high school band programs, have successfully auditioned and won a marching spot in every Tournament of Roses Parade since 1973.} ?>
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