The best places to live in Los Angeles right now
- Los Angeles is the US's second-largest city, and its sprawling neighborhoods have something for everyone.
- These are the best neighborhoods to live in in LA, according to someone who lived there for 12 years.
- Manhattan Beach, Glendale, Downtown LA, Silver Lake, and Monrovia top the list for different reasons.
Two things are always certain when it comes to living in Los Angeles, California: the cost of living is exceptionally high and if you wait long enough, you can always count on a neighborhood to spike in popularity.
A dozen years back, Santa Monica was the toast of the town, with families and singletons alike flocking to the storied seaside city. Not long before that, West Hollywood was the freshest spot in the county. Back in the middle of the 20th Century, Hollywood was the place to be.When I moved into Glendale back in 2005, it was like pulling teeth to get friends to come visit. Now it's one of the best destinations in Southern CA for dining and shopping and is the third most populous city in LA County, according to recent census estimates.
Sure, things might change in the next few years (in fact, they will), but these are five of the best neighborhood in Los Angeles right now, according to someone who lived there for 12 years: