If you’ve always wanted to live near the hustling and bustling action of Los Angeles, then living at 422 South Lake near the Echo Park neighborhood is a great choice! With an incredible variety of shops, restaurants, recreational areas and culture within an easy walking distance, the appeal of living near downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) pretty much sells itself.

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Though there are a ton of things you can do in Los Angeles, we’re going to start off our first blog post with six fun things you can do in the Los Angeles area. Let’s get started.

Discover Hidden Art Throughout The City

LA is largely known for its bustling art and music culture, but to view some murals and public artwork, you’ll have to venture off the beaten path just a little bit. Doing an urban art crawl by walking around downtown will expose you to incredible works by the likes of Banksy, JR and more. Just make sure to wear those walking shoes!

Hang Out At The Grand Central Market

This European-style food hall, buried in the heart of downtown LA, has been in operation since 1917. While this is still a great place to get cheap pupusas, carnitas tacos and aguas frescas, there are also a number of trendier eateries including places like Sticky Rice, Horse Thief BBQ and G&B Coffee. Oh, and did we mention people watching? The Grand Central Market is constantly buzzing with activity, so it makes for great entertainment as you eat your food.

Hike To A Waterfall In Less Than An Hour

Who doesn’t love waterfalls? They’re peaceful, majestic, and they have a calming sort of quality. Well, travel down to Eaton Canyon via the Pasadena area park. This accessible and easy going trail will make you feel like you’re in the middle of the backcountry when you’re just outside the city. We highly recommend taking advantage of all of LA’s surrounding natural beauty.

Explore Hollywood’s History

A great way to see all of Hollywood is to get in touch with a man named Philip Mershon. This local Hollywood historian gives an entire tour of Hollywood that takes place within a quarter-mile radius of Sunset Blvd and Gower St, yet, he makes no mention of the Walk of Fame or even the uber-iconic Hollywood Sign. But don’t worry – by the end of the tour, you’ll have visited the origin of nearly all of the major Hollywood studios and their timeless pop culture works.

Listen To The LA Streets

You’re more than welcome to physically sit on the side of any LA street and listen to the chatter of traffic, but there’s a better (and safer) way to do it. An awesome website called Youarelistening.to plays the LAPD police scanner radio over ambient music, providing an interesting yet eerie listening experience, and for some, the perfect background noise. The site can also stream scanners from police departments in other cities.

Get Some Of The Best Ramen Of Your Life

By ‘ramen’, we’re not talking about that instant noodle stuff. With a quick trip downtown, permanently erase those brutal college memories of watery noodles. It’s hard to say who actually serves the best noodles in Little Tokyo, but it’s safe to say that it’s hard to make a bad selection down there. From tsukeme to tonkatsu, enjoy!

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Between the perfect weather, a variety of things to do, and overall incredible quality of living, it’s easy to see why so many people are out here living the LA lifestyle. Be the next person to live near Echo Park by renting out a one bedroom, two bedroom or three bedroom apartment at 422 South Lake. For luxury apartments in Los Angeles at their finest, get in touch with us today!

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