Mid-City (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles’ Mid-City neighborhood is literally the middle of the city. Its north boundary is Pico Blvd. and the southern part of the neighborhood is the Santa Monica (10) Freeway. Mid-City extends as far east as Crenshaw Blvd. and as far west as Robertson and La Cienega Blvds. It is the site of the Ray Charles Station of the U.S. Post office because the famed musician’s studio was located in the area. Mid-City has many beloved landmarks like the Farmers Market and Pink’s Hot Dogs, and interesting smaller neighborhoods, particularly Beverly Grove, Fairfax Village, La Brea, Park La Brea, Carthay Circle, Melrose Village, and a portion of the Miracle Mile. Mid-City includes the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the La Brea Tar Pits. 

Each of Mid-City’s smaller neighborhoods has interesting and eclectic older homes, from Craftsman homes and bungalows to mansions. Beverly Grove, which includes Cedars-Sinai Hospital and the Grove shopping center includes a number of stately homes on tree-lined streets built in the 1930s. You will find stunning newer architectural homes adjacent to West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Mid-City has always been considered a quiet alternative to the bustle and rush of downtown Los Angeles.

You will also find a number of ranch-style homes built in the 1970s and Normandie-style cottages as well as Spanish and Mediterranean estate homes on ample lots. Although out-of-town visitors may or may not be aware of the Melrose shopping district, locals know it is full of eclectic boutiques, fashion stylists, and hip restaurants. Nearby is Canter’s Deli and amazing comedy clubs. La Cienega Boulevard which marks the western boundary of the neighborhood is known as “Restaurant Row.” The Fairfax district includes many older Jewish residents, and also newer condominium developments which include exclusive residences and amenities.

Los Angeles’ Mid-City is incredibly diverse and considered to be one of the hottest real estate markets. Some say the reason is the Metro line offering easy access to other parts of the city. Others say the area’s entertainment industry connections such as CBS, accessibility, vibrant culture, broad boulevards, and intimate palm-tree lined neighborhoods attract interest. Like any part of Los Angeles’ westside and mid-city, the weather is generally milder than neighborhoods on the North side of the Cahuenga and Sepulveda passes. Years of lovingly maintained parks, lawns, trees and gardens green this part of the city and lend a gracious air as new homes continue to be designed and built.