Explore All of DTLA
Downtown LA is comprised of many diverse neighborhoods, each with their own personality and community. Explore these distinct areas and get the complete DTLA experience.
Up Above it All
A mix of soaring skyscrapers and internationally known cultural institutions, Bunker Hill is also home to many desirable residential properties. While bustling with office workers on weekdays, the success of The Broad and adjacent culinary destinations has ushered in a diverse population, altering perceptions and activating the area on evenings and weekends as well. The coming arrival of a Regional Connector Metro station and construction of the long-awaited Grand Avenue project will take the Hill to new heights.
The Center of the City
Dense, diverse, and dynamic, the Financial District is the heart of DTLA. Sitting at the center of the regional Metro rail system and possessing a numerous selection of restaurants, libations, and shopping options, it is the epitome of pleasure and convenience. The area is home to major retailers like Target, Macy’s and Whole Foods, great hotels like the NoMad, Sheraton, and InterContinental, and authentic attractions like Pershing Square and the adjacent Jewelry District. A large residential community takes advantage of county-wide transit, and along with daily visitors throughout the region, keeps the neighborhood buzzing into the evening and throughout the weekend.
A Rich Past Comes Alive
With its collection of classic buildings adapted for both office and residential use, this neighborhood boasts many of the things that originally put Los Angeles on the world stage – ornate movie palaces, showcase architecture, and the bustling Broadway corridor. The Historic Core is also where visitors can experience DTLA’s contemporary reputation as a one-of-a-kind food, arts, and shopping destination, with monthly events like Downtown Art Walk and Shop Walk and a popular weekly farmers market drawing crowds to the district throughout the week.
An Expression of Creativity
Situated on the eastside of DTLA, adjacent to the LA River and railyards, the Arts District is famously home to galleries and cultural spaces, live/work lofts, and must-try restaurants, and retail in converted warehouses and former factories. This unique downtown community has also become a haven of innovative space for technology, media, and other creative companies. The neighborhood’s buzz can be felt day and night, which has made it one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, with numerous residential, retail, and office projects under development.
Residential, Restaurants, and Entertainment
What was once a sea of surface parking lots and non-descript warehouses is now a booming residential and entertainment district. Home to some of the County’s biggest visitor attractions L.A. LIVE, STAPLES Center, and Los Angeles Convention Center, over 6,000 Downtowners call South Park home, with many more to come due to the largest concentration of residential development in this neighborhood. In addition to the burgeoning residential community, South Park is home to a growing number of hotels, companies, restaurants, coffee shops, and other appealing amenities.
Japanese Tradition Turns Modern
Little Tokyo has a rich history dating to its roots as a magnet for immigrating Japanese at the turn of the 20th Century. Today it is one of Downtown’s most walkable areas, with a lively retail scene that harmoniously balances old and new, hip and traditional, as well as popular cultural institutions such as the Japanese American National Museum and the Geffen Contemporary. A recent boom of high-quality residential properties and revitalized commercial buildings are driving more newcomers to the district than ever before.
Asian Heritage Moves into the Future
Chinatown has a strong heritage as the commercial center for Chinese and other Asian businesses that dates back to the early 20th century. Today it’s undergoing a transformation, with new residential projects, such as Blossom Plaza and LA Plaza Cultura Village, bringing hundreds of new residents to the area, and the long-awaited reopening of LA State Historic Park. The neighborhood also has a significant amount of industrial and warehouse space being converted to office use for creative companies.