The votes have been tallied, and the winner of Los Angeles’ Neighborhood of the Year is West Adams!! West Adams defeated North Hollywood, Frogtown, Inglewood, and Pacoima along the way. The neighborhood is not just one of the classiest architectural areas in the city, it’s also transit accessible, and now it’s even getting a grocery store. John Aaroe Group recently added a new satellite office nearby, and a developer announced plans this year to build an enormous complex by the Expo Line’s Jefferson/La Cienega stop; it’s set to have the tallest tower around and an enormous supermarket, among lots of other stuff. The ‘hood also has a nice little arts scene, with Gallery 38 opening this year and The Landing moving into a new space. West Adams also joined its nearby neighbors in University Park protesting oil drilling in the neighborhood. Let’s just hope this honor doesn’t drive up housing prices too much in 2016. Congratulations, West Adams!
January 4, 2016