2015 Los Angeles's Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year Goes To West Adams
The annual Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year in Los Angeles for 2016 is awarded to West Adams District. Here's a resident expert guide of what is it like to live in this historic district.
Annually, Curbed has this Neighborhood of the Year award called "Curbed Cup." This year the 2015 Curbed Cup has been awarded to West Adams District. According to the report, "West Adams had a well-coordinated campaign going from the very beginning, and slid through the tournament into the winner's spot, defeating North Hollywood, Frogtown, Inglewood, and-in a 9,000-vote nailbiter of a final-Pacoima along the way."
As noted, West Adams District is "a collection of neighborhoods that stretches both north and south of the 10 freeway." The district is somehow called "Historic West Adams Next 6 exits" because the entire district "begins just east of Figueroa and stretches westward to Crenshaw."
LA Curbed published a resident expert's guide of West Adams. Here are a few basic questions that were asked to give readers a glimpse of what it is like to like in the neighborhood. First question is Do you need a car to get around? And the answer is Yes! The district is basic built as residential zone. So, there's nothing much as far as restaurants and retail shops are concerned. Thus, you need a car to get your groceries and get around.
Is the district better for renters or buyers? The answer is a 50/50 split. This is because some of the houses are "converted into student housing or sublet as student housing," since USC is just nearby.
Another very important info in the article is telling the readers something what they don't know about the neighborhood. It states that "[West Adams] has an incredible sense of community." The neighbors would simply socialize with other, and help each other out too.
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