Leimert Park Area Info

Learn more about Leimert Park area

Leimert park was established in 1928 by developer Walter H. Leimert and the Olmsted brother's designers, Leimert Park brought a new concept of planned communities to Southwestern Los Angeles. With plenty of schools, churches, and shopping areas, this new development was just the beginning of convenience for the American family.

Leimert Park's zip code is 90008. Its boundaries to the north is Rodeo Road, to the east is 4th Avenue and Roxton Avenue, Vernon Avenue lies to the south, and Crenshaw Boulevard is on the west. Neighboring districts include Crenshaw District, View Park, Vermont Square, and Jefferson Park.

Education of the Leimert Park District

There are a few schools in the Leimert Park district: Tom Bradley Environmental Science and Humanities Magnet, Celerity Nascent Charter School, 42nd Street Elementary, Audubon Middle School, and Crenshaw Arts-Technology Charter High School.

Homes in Leimert Park

Leimert Park has a variety of real estate options. Primarily small studio to two bedroom homes, it also has vast amounts of converted 2-story homes into low-rise apartment units. Leimert Park houses beautiful historic homes, build between 1940 and 1969. The Leimert Park area is surprising in its walkability scale, being among the top 5% in the country.

Recent Developments

There are recent developments in the Leimert Park district that are opening opportunities for work and entertainment. The Capri Investment Group has the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza that will be a 24-Hour Community. This is a 43-acre site being remade into an engaging community. In addition to the current mall residents, there will be 2 million square feet of additional hotel and retail accommodations. These include luxury offices, apartments, and condos.

This newly rehabbed location will be made accessible with the new Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project as well. Having eight new stations, including the Leimert Park, ensures residents can easily access the new mall area to work and enjoy a night out.

Full of Culture

There is always something to do in the Leimert Park district. Leimert Park has many blues and jazz clubs, shopping plazas, theaters, and many areas for popular poetry readings. This historic area houses residents such as John Singleton, Ray Charles, Mark Bradford, and former mayor of Los Angeles - Tom Bradley.

Other Interesting Facts about Leimert Park

  • Popular attractions include the Vision Theater, The Getty Center, the Nethercutt Museum, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the California Science Center.
  • Numerous films have featured Leimert Park, including the sitcoms Moesha and Girlfriends, and movies Collateral, Baby Boy, and A Thin Line between Love & Hate.
  • Popular places to dine include the Jamaican restaurant - Ackee Bamboo, Cafe Soul, M&Ms Soul Food, and Shabazz Good Foods.

Owing your first home in Leimert Park provides plenty of opportunity for you and your family. Contact me today so we can discuss owing the home of your dreams 310-508-4354.

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