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The best things about living in los angeles, ca

Known as ‘The City of Angels,’ Los Angeles, California, has something to offer just about anyone. As the second-most populous city in the country, Los Angeles boasts many reasons people flock to this vibrant and diverse area.


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Within the city limits, there are more than 4 million people that call Los Angeles home. Unlike most other U.S. metropolitan cities, the city is completely spread out, amassing more than 500 miles and numerous neighborhoods. Each of these areas offers a unique cultural identity, with some of the more popular neighborhoods including the following:


  • Downtown Los Angeles (DLA).
  • Echo Park.
  • Hollywood.
  • Silver Lake.


  • Brentwood.
  • Culver City.
  • Marina del Ray.
  • Venice.

San Fernando Valley (The Valley)

  • Encino.
  • Northridge.
  • Studio City.
  • Van Nuys.

South Bay

  • Hermosa Beach.
  • Long Beach.
  • San Pedro.
  • Redondo Beach.


The weather in Los Angeles makes it enjoyable to be outside almost any day of the year. Classified as a Mediterranean climate, the area sees seasonal changes in rainfall with a dry summer and a rainy winter season. Depending on which area of Los Angeles you’re in, the temperature could vary as much as 36 degrees Fahrenheit, thanks to some cities found along the coast and others in the valley.

Average highs from May through October are in the lower 80s, while overnight lows dip to the 60s. There’s typically little if any rain during this time, but the winter wet season runs from November through April. During the mild winter, temperatures reach the upper 60s during the day and lows in the upper 40s at night.Â


Los Angeles doesn’t have one specific type of culture; instead, people of various nationalities and ethnicities call this city home. Although it’s known for its connections to the entertainment industry, the city has developed systems of local arts productions to reflect the area’s diversity. It has deep roots in Latino cultures, but there are several museums and architectural highlights worth exploring.

  • The Getty Center: Known as one of the more impressive architectural designs in the country, The Getty Center contains works of art. Admission is free, and you can take tours of the artwork as well as its gardens.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art: With more than 100,000 pieces of art, this museum houses programs in art, music, and film.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: This museum is home to American and European contemporary art created after 1940.

Places to Visit

Los Angeles has an abundance of things to do and places to visit. Whether you’re a movie buff, wine connoisseur, beachcomber, shopper, or somewhat a free spirit, this city has something for you. Stop in at one of these locations to learn more about the area:

  • Griffith Observatory: Overlooking the Los Angeles Basin, the observatory gives you an impressive exterior view, but going inside affords you fascinating exhibits and a state-of-the-art planetarium. Entry to the observatory is free, but you have to pay for the observatory performances.
  • La Brea Tar Pits: Hot tar has bubbled from this site for more than 40,000 years. Check out the tar pits for free, but stop into the adjacent museum to learn about the 3.5 million fossils discovered here.
  • Santa Monica Pier: With 3 miles of shoreline, this area has soft sands, numerous attractions, and spectacular weather.Â
  • TCL Chinese Theatre: Known for years as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, it represents Hollywood’s Golden Age. You can make an appointment to tour the inside and learn about its history.Â

Professional Sports

Los Angeles is home to some of the most storied professional sports and athletes. Over the years, some teams have left, while others have relocated to this bustling city. Here are some of the LA teams worth following:

  • Chargers: Founded in 1959 as the LA Chargers, this football team relocated just two years later to become the San Diego Chargers. The team moved back to LA in 2017, giving the city two professional football teams. It plays games in Ingleside.
  • Clippers: Founded as the Buffalo Braves in 1970, this professional basketball team moved to San Diego in 1978 and then to LA in 1984. Games take place in Downtown Los Angeles.  Â
  • Dodgers: Established as the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1890, the baseball team changed its name to the Dodgers in 1932 and then moved across the country in 1958. Over the years, the team has won seven World Series championships and a record 24 National League pennants. The team plays its games at Dodger Stadium in the Elysian Park neighborhood.
  • Galaxy: As one of the inaugural soccer teams in 1994, the LA Galaxy has seen its share of success, appearing in the Major League Soccer Final nine times, winning the championship a record five times. Games used to take place in Pasadena, but now the team calls Carson home.
  • Kings: Founded in 1967, the Kings are a hockey team that has won three conference championships and two Stanley Cups. Watch one of its games in Downtown Los Angeles.
  • Lakers: Known as the Minneapolis Lakers in 1947, the basketball team moved to Los Angeles in 1960 and is one of the most successful teams in NBA history with 32 conference titles and 17 NBA championships. Games occur in Downtown Los Angeles.
  • Rams: Begun as the Cleveland Rams in 1936, the football team relocated to Los Angeles in 1946. Following the 1994 season, the team moved to St. Louis only to find its way back to LA in 2016. It’s won three championships and is the only NFL team to win these championships in three different cities. Games take place in Inglewood.
  • Sparks: As part of the inaugural season for the women’s basketball league, the Sparks are one of the most successful WNBA teams. It has qualified for the playoffs in almost every season, winning the championship three times. The team plays games in Downtown Los Angeles.

Thanks to beautiful weather and must-see places to visit, Los Angeles has something for everyone. Lem Garcia Law Firm just gave you several reasons why you should consider living in Los Angeles. What did you think of our list? Drop us a line if we missed something noteworthy about this bustling city, and we’ll make sure to add it to our list.