Mid Wilshire, in Los Angeles, is known as the county’s most diverse residential neighborhood. It is also popular for its museums, research centers, restaurants, and shopping districts.
This community is close to areas like Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Arlington Heights, and Koreatown. It is bordered by West Third Street, La Brea Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard, Crenshaw Boulevard, Pico Boulevard, and Fairfax Avenue.
There are many condominiums and apartments in Mid Wilshire starting in the low 500’s. Over 70 percent of the population is renters. Condo features include wood floors and fireplaces as well as washer and dryer hookups. These units have spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. And residents are close to the market and shopping malls. Houses are in the multi-million dollar range and offer custom cabinetry, granite countertops, spa bathrooms, and space for home offices. Many classic details are evident with paned windows, French doors, and vaulted ceilings.
Mid Wilshire has many educational facilities including an adult school and three secondary schools. The percentages of college degrees are high in this area. Hospital and medical services are available in the southwest of this community. And the servicemen of World War I are honored at the city park.
The neighborhood is broken up into smaller communities that include Little Ethiopia, Oxford Square, Park La Brea, Miracle Mile, and Wilshire Vista. Compared to Los Angeles as a whole, Mid Wilshire’s ethnic groups are more evenly represented by whites, blacks, Latinos, Asians, Mexicans, and Koreans.
There are many things to do and places to go in Mid Wilshire like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hancock Park, and La Brea Tar Pits. Petersen Automotive Museum is one of the largest automobile museums in the world and Little Ethiopia is a block-long section that invites visitors to unusual spices and the Amharic culture. There are outside recreational facilities at the Queen Anne Recreation Center which has an auditorium, baseball diamond, basketball courts, barbecue pits, and picnic table.
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* Data courtesy of Greatschools.org