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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Downtown is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 63,288. Downtown is in Los Angeles County. Living in Downtown offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal.
About Downtown...
Population
63,288

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,233
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,512
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    90%
  • Own
    10%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,592.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    22.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1,174.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,156.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,475.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    984.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,540
National
$55,322
Families with Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Downtown Los Angeles is rapidly being gentrified. As such, there are lots of beautiful new apartments, restaurants, hotels, markets, people and money! That said, it hasn’t lost its gritty underbelly with the sub-culture of Skid Row just blocks from all things shiny. City living comes with city peril. For this reason, Downtown Los Angeles has something for everyone — great private schools, entertainment, cultural and sports venues, employment centers — it’s good for families and singles alike. It is also the Muse of many Street Photographers.
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More convenience/grocery stores rather than just 2 expensive grocery. Better public system to get around and a shelter/housing system, as well as rehabilitation center for the homeless issue in downtown. I like that the neighborhood is growing.
Downtown Los Angeles is quickly becoming a metropolitan hotspot with more sophistication than ever before. New construction and remodeling of old buildings are at an all-time high. Superb restaurants and bars are scattered throughout the downtown area. Downtown also seems a lot safer and cleaner than years past. The cost of living has risen tremendously, but, overall, its an exciting and lively place to live.