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West Adams Mid City LA 90016 Commercial Areas and Neighborhoods

West Adams Mid City LA 90016 is an historic neighborhood in the South LA region of the Los Angeles metro area.  Most of the original buildings were constructed between 1880 and 1925 which gives the community lots of character. Currently, many new developments are rising up and the area is very popular with young adults and the artists. Mid City boundaries are Hoover Street and Washington Boulevard, Vermont Avenue and Pico Boulevard, Western Avenue and Pico Boulevard, Normandie Avenue and the Santa Monica Freeway, and La Brea Avenue and the Santa Monica Freeway. West Adams is bound by Santa Monica Fwy on the north, Crenshaw on the east, Exposition and Jefferson on the south and Culver City on the west (Ballona Creek & Fairfax).


Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens

Meditation gardens located at 3500 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  featuring water fountains, beautiful gardens and a mind opening labyrinth. Its a relaxing oasis in the middle of the city that most people drive by without noticing.

West Adams Mid City Neighborhoods – Residential

Live in West Adams Mid City

Residential Neighbors within Mid City Los Angeles 90016

  • Reynier Village.
  • Lafayette Square, Historic (see below)
  • Brookside
  • Crestview
  • Little Ethiopia
  • Picfair Village
  • Faircrest Heights
  • La Cienega Heights
  • Wellington Square
  • Victoria Park
  • Arlington Heights

Historic Preservation Overlay Zones of West Adams Mid City

  • Harvard Heights
  • Lafayette Square
  • Pico-Union
  • West Adams Terrace – Kinney Heights
  • Menlo Avenue-West Twenty-ninth Street Historic District
  • North University Park Historic District
  • Twentieth Street Historic District
  • Van Buren Place Historic District
  • St. James Park Historic District

There is a dispute regarding the definition of West Adams and which historic areas fall within its boundaries, so the larger overlay has been included.

Mid City West Adams Local Organizations

West Adams Heritage Association

West Adams Neighborhood Council

Mid City Neighborhood Council

Business Districts

Work in West Adams Mid City

  • West Jefferson Boulevard
    • Cumulus District– Enormous Mixed Used Project on the NW corner of La Cienega and Jefferson
  • West Washington Boulevard
  • West Venice Boulevard
  • West Pico Boulevard

Points of Interest

  • Nate Holden Performing Arts Center:  4718 West Washington Blvd, home of the Ebony Repertory Theater Company
  • The Del Mar Theater: 5036 W. Pico Blvd, part of the non-profit Pico Revitalization Project
  • The Comedy Union: 5040 W. Pico Blvd, showcases black comedians
  • Olympic Village 1932 Summer Olympics: near intersection of Adams and Hoover
  • Forthmann House: 1102 W. 28th Street, an historic Victorian home built in 1880
  • John B. Kane Residence: Bonsallo Avenue, near 23rd St, historic house
  • Midtown Crossing: Pico/Venice and Rimpaua/San Vicente, retail center that replaced a Sears store that stood from the 1930s to the 1990s
  • The Mint: 6010 W. Pico Boulevard, a music club that was established in 1937
  • Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building: 1999 W. Adams Blvd, late-period Moderne structure designed by famous black architect Paul Williams.
  • Beth Chayim Chadashim: 6090 W Pico Blvd, known as the world’s first lesbian and gay synagogue
  • US Post Office, Ray Charles Station: 4960 W.Washington Blvd, renamed to honor Ray Charles in 2005
  • Mid City Bridges: Three bridges cross over Ballona Creek at Hauser Blvd, Burnside Ave, and Thurman Ave
  • K-Line: Crenshaw/LAX Metro Train Line which opened on October 7, 2022

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