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Live in this area for 10+ yrs now. African-American community where the neighbors are respectful and friendly. Homes are well kept. Great views, tall palm trees and breezes are awesome. People who visit from other areas (ie WLA) are amazed that this area exists. It's not a secret. It's insulting when people visit and are amazed that it's an African-American community and it's so nice (as if it's not suppose to be...).
One of L.A's best kept secrets. I visited a client of mine over there. Close to everything and major freeways. Mostly quiet, single family homes. I am looking to purchase there, anywhere west of Crenshaw. Crime reports are also low. Much better than continuing to commute that God-awful 405!
My best friend has a home on Fairway Blvd. The entire area is a hilly "view area" with some lovely, well kept homes, and views to downtown LA. I was so impressed when I visited there in 2008
I agree 100-percent that it's one of L.A.'s best kept secrets. My only gripe is that it appears the residents want to keep it that way...perhaps for fear of diversity. My wife and I purchased our home in December of 2009, at a market low, and like others, we renovated our property. A year later, our property values went up 15%, which is a huge jump in this economy. More and more people are starting to discover this area, but I think the neighborhood can do a better job of promoting itself. It's close to everything, and I know there are two huge shopping district renovations occurring on neighboring Slauson and Crenshaw avenues. The more people know about the area, the more diverse it can become.
It's a fairly well-kept secret in L.A. I can't count the number of times I would say "I live in View Park." and people would say "Where's that?". Windy roads, beautiful houses, a strong sense of African-American pride, and a safe neighborhood where one could walk the streets still at night are what I remember from when I lived there. I'm biased, but I really can't think of any downside.
The upside of this area is that the residents have a strong sense of pride in their communities. There are various events in the community bringing together young and old alike, whether it's at a local church or library. The neighbors are very friendly and mindful of others. It's a quiet area and home lots range from moderate to large. The only downside may be that is not a melting pot of different cultures but it seems like that is changing, too.
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