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With a population of about 3.8 million people, the City of Los Angeles is California’s most populous city and the second most populous in the United States behind New York City. However, if you’re looking at the Greater Los Angeles Area, the population estimate climbs to over 18 million. The City of Angels, as it is sometimes called, started life as a small pueblo in 1781 and was originally called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula which translates to The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciúncula River.1 L.A.’s historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, located in the oldest part of the city, commemorate the city’s origins.


Community Features



The Los Angeles metropolitan area has an extensive array of freeways and highways, but has been ranked as one of the most congested cities in the United States. Thankfully, when Angelenos don’t want to drive, they have a wide variety of affordable public transportation options available to them. They can also use the city’s network of bike paths and bike lanes. Going green, but don’t want to bike? DASH, a shuttle service available throughout the City of Los Angeles, maintains a fleet of vehicles that utilize clean fuel. You also have your choice of a wide variety of taxicab companies operating in the area. If you enjoy traveling, L.A. is great place to be. There are 4 airports in addition to LAX that serve the area.



With a student population of approximately 800,000 students, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves most of the City of Los Angeles and some of the surrounding communities as well. The district has set some tough goals for itself, including: 100% graduation rates, 100% attendance, parent and community engagement, and school safety.


In the Greater Los Angeles Area, you’ll find many different options for colleges and universities. Among those located in the city itself, you’ll find:

  • University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA),

  • University of Southern California (including the USC School of Cinematic Arts),

  • Loyola Marymount University,

  • Mount St. Mary’s College,

  • and Occidental College.


Cultural Offerings

If you enjoy the performing arts, L.A. is the place for you. Hollywood, which is a district of Los Angeles, is globally renowned as the center of the motion picture industry. The city hosts many movie studios and plays host to the Academy Awards. However, L.A.’s performing arts offerings go far beyond the cinematic. The city plays host to over 1,000 theatrical productions every year with approximately 21 shows opening every week. You can also visit the Los Angeles Music Center which includes: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Center Theatre Group, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Los Angeles Opera.


Los Angeles County is also the site of over 800 museums and galleries. There are more museums per capita in this city than in any other city in the world. Some of the notable museums in the L.A. area are: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Battleship Iowa, and the Getty Center.


In addition to the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins sports teams, there are a variety of major league professional sports teams that call the Los Angeles area home. These teams include:

  • Los Angeles Clippers – NBA

  • Los Angeles Lakers – NBA

  • Los Angeles Dodgers – MLB

  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – MLB

  • Los Angeles Kings – NHL

  • Anaheim Ducks – NHL

  • Los Angeles Sparks – WNBA

  • Los Angeles Galaxy – MLS


Let Clearstone Property Management help you find your next home using their extensive experience with Los Angeles rentals, or we can help you find apartments for rent in nearby towns.



1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles

2 http://www.lacity.org/residents/CitywideServices/index.htm?laCategory=393

3 http://www.collegexpress.com/lists/list/excellent-colleges-in-or-near-los-angeles/718/