Downtown Los Angeles, and the emerging Arts District on its eastern edge, is now enjoying a true renaissance as a burgeoning art, fashion and food scene creates a hub of culture and vibrant social life. Equally, momentum is growing with an influx of investment and businesses that choose to make this lively neighborhood their home. Residential developments, including attractive live/work lofts, are also transforming an industrial landscape into one of the city’s most exciting and livable neighborhoods.
The downtown lifestyle is modern, urban and cool. The energy is high. And the neighborhood is a magnet for entrepreneurs and creative people who live, work and play in their own way.
The pocket of activity surrounding 7th and Santa Fe is peppered with artisanal bakeries and coffee-culture cafes, markets like Urban Radish and superb restaurants like Bestia, one of the city’s best. SciArc is just down the street, along with innumerable galleries, studios, clubs and theaters that make this area a vital creative force in Los Angeles. As a practical matter, freeway access is proximate, with multiple interchanges to I-5 and to I-10, connecting to the West Side and LAX or north to Silverlake, Los Feliz and the San Fernando Valley.