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I love Leimert Park, move there in 1994. I have seen some changes that are not pleasing. Would love to see something done to the area of Crenshaw Blvd. that runs from Stocker to Martin Luther King. It is an eyesore! Love Leimert Park and want what's best for it.

— Netta
April 4, 2012 at 2:44 p.m.

Leimert Park is a beautiful place to visit...I love the unique shops, eateries, and the great community events and festivals which take place in, and around the area. Make sure to check out their Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair

(www.leimertparkbook.com)

— Lisa Newheart
October 10, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.

I loved Leimert Park. Moved in after I got divorced. The neighbors came rushing over, thinking I spoke Spanish, because they couldn't believe a white guy and his kids would move in. After one week, my son said, "Dad, I know more people on this block in a week, then I know in mom's neighborhood and I've been there 3 years!" Friendly, welcoming, watching out for each other....It's not just a Black experience anymore...but it's a great experience. I've since moved on, up on East Bay area. I loved that house in LP!

— MrMac53
August 8, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.

I love Leimert Park. Blacks of all hues, levels of education, style and personality. The community needs to do some renovating and get our schools up to par. This community has the ability to have it all for the black experience from education to entertainment. Lets find a way to be the Dubai of L.A.

— NEIKO
April 4, 2011 at 4:47 p.m.

I've lived in Leimert Park since the early 70's. It was a great place to raise my three daughters. Neighbors were great and we looked out for each others kids. I don't see the same closeness with neighbors now as I did then but I still like living in Leimert Park. I still love and go to Transfiguration Church in Leimert Park . The school is a great place to send your child to be educated. I also love listening to the beat of the drums in the park on the weekends. Leimert Park is still a very special place to live.

— C.M.MOLL
April 4, 2011 at 1:29 p.m.

Sorry LG. DG is right. Leimert Park DOES start at Roxton. I moved into Leimert Park in 1956 and my family is still there.

— Big E
October 6, 2010 at 2:15 p.m.

Im a Retired Project manager in the digital print industry. I have lived in the Leimert Park area ( MLK & Creed Ave) and was pleasantly surprised at the good vibe/energy and genuine friendship I recieved from my neighbors!

Moved into a hood with few children which made it quiet and peaceful...the sound of conga drums in the near distance is esthetically soothing. I've Loved this environment for this time in my Life....Peace To ALL in Leimert Park!

— WeepingMamba
July 9, 2010 at 7:29 p.m.

Leimert Park is the Soul of Los Angeles. For more about the people and what goes on, visit the news and social networking site, LeimertParkBeat.com

— enhager
June 8, 2010 at 11:24 a.m.

I have lived in the area since 1965 and have not seen a Police presence like I do today. Driving from the 10 fwy. on Crenshaw Bl. going south at Adams Bl. you see Police cars in every other block pulling cars over. No where else in the city have I seen this. Is their some sort of sting going on in Leimert Park?

— Susan Hammond
May 29, 2010 at 3:51 p.m.

Who ever DG is hasn't lived in leimert park for long. Leimert Park has always been to Arlington Ave. Just because they see the sign that sits on a pole at Roxton and King Bl. which by the way used to be Santa Barbara Ave. does not mean that's where the boundary is. Before you speak, get some historical facts. Just like a true Angelino would know that the real South Central only extended from Central Ave. 1 mile in each direction. East and West.

— LG
November 10, 2009 at 8:08 p.m.

My first introduction to L.A. was when I lived in Leimert Park. The experience was great. The place felt like a fresh breathe of air; a kind of oasis; a tropical paradise full of Black folk. That was in the early 1980's. After moving back east to NYC and other cities during the 1990's, and returning to L.A. in the last decade, Leimert Park still has some of the same qualities I once knew. But I was dismayed to see almost all of the housing units having gates on the doors and windows. However, there still are Black businesses, cafes, galleries, and upward bound individuals and families there.

— Fige Bornu
October 12, 2009 at 7:29 a.m.

Leimert Park ends at 4th Ave/Roxton. Then begins King Estates and Arlington Park/Chesterfield Square.

— DG
September 27, 2009 at 8:13 p.m.

Transfiguration Catholic Elementary School has been serving the Leimert Park community for over 70 years. It offers pre-K beginning at age 3 1/2 and then its program extends from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Its graduates are prepared for college prep high schools. The school is safe, offers a challenging curriculm founded upon Catholic Christian values and faith. The school serves Catholics as well as students from other faiths. Mrs. Mechele Yerima is the principal 323.292.3011

— Richard Martini
July 5, 2009 at 7:35 a.m.

Leimert Park

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