Larchmont Village is one of Los Angeles’ most charming, and most compact neighborhoods. South of Hollywood and east of Hancock Park and tucked between Melrose and Beverly Blvd. in Mid-City, Larchmont is sometimes thought of as a “best kept secret.” Its small main street hosts a number of charming shops and markets and Chevalier’s Bookstore, the oldest independent bookstore in the city.
Larchmont retains a small-town feeling despite being in the center of Los Angeles. A number of films and television shows continue to be filmed in the neighborhood, which includes shops and restaurants reminiscent of a by-gone age. Single-family homes in Larchmont Village include smaller, older homes with three and four bedroom, to larger new construction with five and six bedrooms, starting at 2,500 square feet and above. Even newer construction homes in the neighborhood have been carefully designed to match the home styles of the original “village” construction, including Tudor and Spanish revival California cottages. The upgraded newer homes include all of the expected and desired amenities. Older homes in Larchmont have been lovingly maintained, remodeled, and upgraded. You may find marble flooring, chef’s kitchens, and spectacular interior designs in cottages which appear modest from the street.
Sometimes referred to as being in mid-Wilshire or mid-city, Larchmont Village is within minutes of the Grove and the Miracle Mile on Wilshire Blvd. It is adjacent to the 101 freeway, although drives to downtown could potentially be more easily made on an east-west cross street.
Although it has a strong suburban, “small town America” feel, Larchmont Village is one of Los Angeles’ more diverse neighborhoods. You will find many interesting people in Larchmont (the name is used interchangeably with Larchmont Village). Whether people who love old-fashioned toy stores, bookstores, or a great cup of coffee at a neighborhood shop, Larchmont is a gracious and delightful enclave in the heart of Los Angeles that could be one of the best-kept secrets in central L.A.
- Burns Pocket Park
- Madison West Park
- Bimini Slough Ecology Park
- Harold A. Henry Park
- Pan Pacific Park
- 3rd Street Elementary School
- John Burroughs Middle School
- Fairfax Senior High School