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Larchmont Village is an amazing, and historic neighborhood in Los Angeles. There's a Farmers Market every Sunday, many of the merchants on the main street are unique Mom & Pop types of business. Neighbors are friendly and there is a great sense of community here.

— Alex
April 29, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.

Larchmont is a really cool area, the people are friendly, and you can walk to all of these shops, coffee bars or just hang out on the public benches and people watch. I see so many celebrities walking by! This is a great part of LA!

— Rachel
March 6, 2012 at 1:19 p.m.

It makes more sense for Larchmont Village to be part of Windsor Sqaure. That explains why it is stuck up and overpriced. I find the Larchmont demographics interesting, because most people think of Larchmont as single-family homes owned by upper middle class caucasians. Well surprise! All those apartment buildings on the other side of Van Ness al the way to western are your neighbors too!

— Jorge
September 18, 2010 at 10:22 a.m.

Larchmont Village is part of Windsor Square. I see it's hard for some to comprehend, but it is probably named 'Larchmont Village' because it is on Larchmont street. (I doubt the Larchmont area even existed as an official neighborhood when Larchmont Village was founded. Does that make sense?

— Leigh
November 18, 2009 at 9:10 p.m.

Considering this is a report on the demographics of those who live in a particular neighborhood, I don't understand the hullabaloo about not including a shopping/dining district.

I don't know that I would consider Larchmont to have much character or culture. Unless one is refering to affluetent white culture, which I suppose technically is a culture, but not really. I think people often confuse having a place with things to do (dine/shop) as culture, when really Larchmont is very much a grey area.

— D. LouEllen
August 18, 2009 at 11:39 a.m.

Absolutely felt special, as LA writers Royalty, living in Larchmont in a single family home. Loved shopping there too. Character and culture in LA!

— Marlena De Fabrizio
August 17, 2009 at 7:33 p.m.

In the most technical sense, Larchmont Village is not part of Larchmont, but in fact Windsor Square. You will notice heading north on Larchmont from Beverly a Larchmont Village sign placed by the City, the same one appears just south of Melrose defining Larchmont between those two streets. I appreciate this reports adherence to the facts rather than speculation.

— B Wills
August 17, 2009 at 3:05 p.m.

I agree - Larchmont Village is definitely part of Larchmont. I find all of your data suspect. Knowing the area mapped, I'd be very surprised if the socio-economic breakdown is correct, as well as the numbers. Most of the area is single family houses...how is it among the densest parts of LA?

— Louise Scott
August 11, 2009 at 10:57 a.m.

this is the best part of LA ..schools,people,food,andshopping.....and the women too.. but i love it

— Rafael villacorta
August 11, 2009 at 5:02 a.m.

I'm happy to see that you've included Larchmont Village as a part of Windsor Square. I say this because I had simply assumed that Larchmont Village would be part of Larchmont. But I don't think that is what is called good, clear crisp thinking. Windsor Square needs a commercial area and I refuse to think that a small shopping area on the corner of Wilshire and Wilton is all we might claim. It makes sense, then, that Larchmont Village belongs to us. When I invite people to this area of Los Angeles they always enjoy a stroll to Larchmont Village, an area I can then claim to be part of "my neighborhood."

— Michael Greer
June 8, 2009 at 8:02 p.m.

How is the shopping area (between 1st and Beverly), located on Larchmont, and entitled Larchmont Village, not part of "Larchmont"?

— JahR
June 3, 2009 at 1:14 p.m.

Hmmm, one would think that the shopping block of Larchmont (between Beverly and 1st) would be part of Larchmont.

— P.E. Thomas
June 3, 2009 at 10:06 a.m.

Larchmont

is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the Central L.A. region of Los Angeles County.
The neighboring communities are East Hollywood, Hancock Park, Hollywood, Koreatown and Windsor Square.
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Larchmont is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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