Survey Says: Top Where in Los Angeles should you live or visit? results, Travel Survey
The top 25 Where in Los Angeles should you live or visit? results of 2259 participants. Percentages indicate the frequency of the self-selected participants' top results for Where in Los Angeles should you live or visit?.      

#1 37.7%
Hollywood & West Hollywood -- The mecca of the film industry is situated west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles. West Hollywood is home to a vibrant gay community,
#2 16.7%
Manhattan, Hermosa & Redondo beaches -- These are laid-back, mainly residential neighborhoods with modest homes (except for oceanfront real estate).
#3 11.1%
Malibu -- At the northern border of Los Angeles County, 25 miles from Downtown is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of countless movie stars.
#4 8.5%
Arcadia, La Cañada-Flintridge, San Marino, and South Pasadena -- are renowned for well-preserved historic homes, from humble bungalows to lavish mansions.
#5 8.1%
Pasadena -- Best known as the site of the Tournament of Roses Parade each New Year's Day.
#6 6.3%
Santa Monica -- A beach community is the home of the Third Street Promenade, a major outdoor pedestrian-oriented shopping district that stretches for three blocks.
#7 5.0%
Venice Beach -- It is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, that features performers, fortune-tellers and vendors.
#8 2.5%
Melrose District -- Scruffy but fun, Melrose Avenue is the city's funkiest shopping district, catering to often-raucous youth with secondhand and avant-garde clothing shops. The area has witnessed an upsurge in tourism and a significant decrease of the underground and countercultural elements
#9 0.9%
Chinatown is small and touristy, but can be plenty of fun for souvenir hunting or traditional dim sum.
#10 0.8%
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic District -- LA's oldest district is centered around the old plaza. It was the city's center under Spanish (1781–1821), Mexican (1821–1847) and United States (after 1847) rule through most of the 19th Century.
#11 0.7%
Brentwood -- The neighborhood is a relatively upscale mix of tract homes, restaurants, and strip malls. Infamous site of OJ Simpson's wife's murder.
#12 0.7%
East and South Central L.A., just east and south of Downtown, are home to the city's large barrios.
#13 0.3%
Bel Air & Holmby Hills -- Located in the hills north of Westwood and west of Beverly Hills, these are old-money residential areas.
#14 0.3%
Marina del Rey -- A somewhat quiet, more upscale waterside community, features one of the largest man-made small boat harbors in the U.S., with 19 marinas with capacity for 5,300 boats.
#15 0.2%
Exposition Park -- South and west of Downtown is home to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the L.A. Sports Arena.
#16 0.2%
Century City -- This is a compact and rather bland area sandwiched between West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
#17 0.0%
Glendale -- Glendale is a largely residential community north of Downtown between the Valley and Pasadena. Forest Lawn Cemetery is there. Say
#18 0.0%
Beverly Hills -- A famous enclave best known for its palm tree-lined streets of palatial homes, famous residents.
#19 0.0%
Burbank, west of these other suburbs and north of Universal City, is to see one of your favorite TV shows being filmed at NBC or Warner Brothers Studios.
#20 0.0%
Little Tokyo -- A gathering place for the Southland's Japanese population.
#21 0.0%
Mid-Wilshire district -- The stretch of Wilshire Boulevard running through the southern part of Hollywood.
#22 0.0%
Silver Lake/Los Feliz -- These residential neighborhoods northwest of Downtown have arty, multicultural areas with unique cafes, theaters, and art galleries.
#23 0.0%
The Harbor Area -- The area along the Port of Los Angeles.
#24 0.0%
West Los Angeles -- West Los Angeles is a label that generally applies to everything that isn't one of the other Westside neighborhoods.
#25 0.0%
Westwood -- It used to be a hot destination for a night on the town, but it lost much of its appeal in the past decade due to overcrowding and even some minor street violence.

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