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I am blessed to have wonderful neighbors. Love my community!

— 90043
September 28, 2012 at 3:53 p.m.

Just like some people on here don't want to be considered part of Hyde Park, believe you me, the Westside and South Bay don't want you to be considered part of their neighborhoods. And Al... can you please explain to me how exactly you have come to the conclusion that the people you see are illegals? I assure you, Homeland Security would pay you major bucks if you gave them the secret to knowing who is illegal just by looking at them. Unless what you are referring to is racial profiling which has got them in enough trouble already. For all the education that the people west of West claim to have there sure are some ignorant comments on this thread.

— Luxuria
August 22, 2012 at 8:24 p.m.

I feel that we are all a community and need to have community within each of these neighborhoods. I live in Hyde Park,the Angeles Mesa neighborhood to be exact. Myself and a lot of other young people are working hard to become something from nothing. We keep our yards manicured and take pride in our homes like everyone else. My Grandparents worked hard to attain the home they left for my family before they passed on. So what if some of us may live east of Crenshaw, we are still human and shouldn't be looked down upon for it especially by many people who are from our own race. Angeles Mesa may not be perfect but what neighborhood is? We all take pride in our homes, work damn hard for what we have and even harder to achieve greatness in the future. Angeles Mesa/Hyde Park I Love you!

— Emani
April 8, 2012 at 10:43 a.m.

The neighborhood is convenient to other parts of LA, especially LAX. People are friendly and it is quiet.

— Zibadell
March 13, 2012 at 2:29 p.m.

Considering all ages respectfully, Hyde Park can only come off as a good or bad neighbor depending on the person or people you associate or befriend.

Hyde Park is the environment not the people. This location will always be a wonderful place, however it can only remain that way if you and the people around you add and maintain it's value/beauty.

— This Person
May 31, 2011 at 9:25 a.m.

I live in the Hyde Park near 63rd and Van Ness (East of Crenshaw). Overall the homes are pretty small, but there is a pride of ownership feeling and well manicured lawns. My neighbors are quite pleasant. Its not all great, however. When I drive I can see the problems with Hyde Park. Namely gang members, illegals and graffiti.

— Al
October 28, 2010 at 2:43 p.m.

Come join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC) Technology and Community Center. The CYFC Technology and Community Center has been years in the making, and with the guidance and leadership of Lydia Cincore-Templeton CYFC is ready to launch August 19, 2010. CYFC has had a long history of serving the community and the Technology Center is yet another way CYFC can service the underrepresented populations of Los Angeles. So please join us for the Grand Opening Event, tour the center and even register for upcoming courses. The event will be held at 6625 4th Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90043 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Please call Louis B. or Shylise S. for further information.

— LBlakely
August 6, 2010 at 4:45 p.m.

Come join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC) Technology and Community Center. The CYFC Technology and Community Center has been years in the making, and with the guidance and leadership of Lydia Cincore-Templeton CYFC is ready to launch August 19, 2010. CYFC has had a long history of serving the community and the Technology Center is yet another way CYFC can service the underrepresented populations of Los Angeles. So please join us for the Grand Opening Event, tour the center and even register for upcoming courses. The event will be held at 6625 4th Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90043 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Please call Louis B. or Shylise S. for further information.

— LBlakely
August 6, 2010 at 3:38 p.m.

I live near 11th Ave. and 60th street. I say that if your neighborhood is not to your liking, than what are you doing to improve it? If you are not part of the solution than you are part of the problem. Whats in a name. Can you disassociate yourself from the human race. The earth is getting smaller. So lets improve what we have. You need to be thinking about how to help your neighbor.

— Pete D.
May 26, 2010 at 10:11 p.m.

I live in hyde park, it is just like any where else, I keep my yard clean, everybody on the block keep their yard looking good, I have been in the spot for 43 years, and still love it..

— big glenn
March 20, 2010 at 3:14 p.m.

I've lived in View Height since '93 - I love it here because being near Overhill/Slauson takes you to nice eateries i.e., LaLouisanne, Simply Wholesome, Japanese and the Mexican Take-outs, not to forget Yee's. Who could have it better than that and CVS, CJ's are all right here. Going farther east is much nicer, but who wants to get tie up in all that traffic, am/pm. I don't know of a better place to be.

— Betty "A"
February 20, 2010 at 11:35 a.m.

cant believe they lumped Angeles Mesa, a historic neighborhoood, in with Hyde Park, just doesnt seem right....

— Stacy Crandall
January 12, 2010 at 9:29 a.m.

I grew up in what is now considered "Hyde Park", and quite frankly it really shouldn't matter what your neighborhood is called. View Hills, View Heights and the like. All that should matter is whether you're comfortable or not, right? And I'm not quite sure about the comments of being "lumped together"; what does it exactly imply? As far as crime rates go, if something happens in your zip code, then it happens in your community and thus your neighborhood. It seems to me that too many people are overlooking the bigger picture. There's a pro and con to Hyde Park. Either you like it or hate it; love it or leave it.

— Ed
December 4, 2009 at 1:19 p.m.

Again, another case of more affluent Black neighborhoods being lumped in with much less affluent adjoining neighborhoods...they did this to Baldwin Hills, too, lumped it in with the Jungles. I think that these neighborhoods need to be distinguished out to reflect the true diversity of the South LA area. Not only that, just in the name of journalistic integrity, anyone who's ever driven down Slauson towards the Fox Hills mall knows that once you pass Crenshaw, and especially once you pass West Blvd, it's a different neighborhood!!

— Matt
November 16, 2009 at 2:52 p.m.

I live in what is known as Windsor Hills, that area north of Slauson, East of Alviso but still west of Crenshaw. Our neighborhood has families and a true since of what that really means. I agree - don't lump us all together with Hyde Park. We work really hard to maintain our homes, lawns, and provide a comfortable life for our children.

— Catherine
October 2, 2009 at 10:10 a.m.

I grew up at 64th & West Blvd, at that time it was combined residential and business, yes the West side of West Blvd was "nicer" but the older more established homes on Brynhurst and Victoria were well kept. For 6 years I walked to Hyde Park Elementary School, then for 3 more years I walked the same route to Crenshaw Blvd to take the #5 Street Car to Audubon, which was in the Liemert Park area. In those days, it was safe to walk to all the areas.

— Nancy
September 23, 2009 at 9 p.m.

Wow! What I see is a clear case of divide and conquer. Don't you all realize that the outsiders looking in consider you all one big basket of the same ole folk. Yes, some of you consider yourselves better than the other but you are more alike than not. Everyone is trying to disown the other. So sad. Okay those east of Crenshaw make less than those west of Crenshaw. So what? You say tomato...I say tomaato. I say let's call this area the View Park-Crenshaw district. Aren't both High Schools within this area?

— Truth
September 22, 2009 at 10:08 p.m.

I live just 1 house east of the 90043 zip code boundary in View Heights. I take offense to being considered part of Hyde Park. I could not agree more with everyone's comments. What can be done to change this?

— Ms.C
September 20, 2009 at 7:52 a.m.

My husband and I also live in the 90043 zip code area. I for one, don't particularly like being considered part of Hyde Park, because like the earlier comment; it brings down the statistics of the entire area.

Not to mention the fact that the 90043 zip code encompasses three neighborhoods; View Park, Windsor Hills, and View Heights, all of which are very upscale communities; featuring much higher incomes, and well manicured homes.

In the future, please be more thorough and thoughtful when writing about areas you obviously haven't spent alot of time in.

— Kerry
August 26, 2009 at 3:21 p.m.

Hyde Park was originally an incorporated community before being annexed to L.A.in the early 1920's. The original city limits are pretty much coextensive with the neighborhood boundry of today with a small exception surrounding the city of Inglewood. Sometimes the postal boundries do not do justice for communities as they have been known of dividing them up to an extent that many places have lost their idenity.

— Big B
August 17, 2009 at 10:06 a.m.

When are you going to recognize View Heights?!

— Salvador P.
August 16, 2009 at 9:16 p.m.

Everything west of West Blvd. is an entirely separate community from "Hyde Park." Even though we share the same zip code, the similarities end right there. The income and education level are much higher and the crime rate is much lower. West of West has more in common with the West Side and South Bay, east of West is part of South Central and brings down the averages.

— Duane W
August 16, 2009 at 1:45 p.m.

Hyde Park does have some wonderful views on the hills. You can see downtown los angeles and the san gabriel mountains from the top. Its usually pretty quiet in the daytime and friendly neighbors.

— Mary Thomas
August 14, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.

I live in what you call Hyde Park. I call is View Heights. View Heights is from Overhill to Alviso, Slauson to 64th street. The hills in the neighborhood are what drew me as well as the views of the mountains and city.

— Preston Mortley
June 3, 2009 at 11:27 a.m.

Hyde Park

is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the South L.A. region of Los Angeles County.
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