There are many suburbs in LA, but some of the most well known include Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and Santa Monica. Each of these suburbs has its own unique culture and amenities that make it a desirable place to live. Beverly Hills is home to many celebrities and luxury homes, while Pasadena is known for its arts and cultural scene. Santa Monica is a popular beach town with plenty of shopping and dining options. Whether you’re looking for a quiet suburban life or a more bustling city vibe, you’re sure to find it in one of Los Angeles suburbs. The districts and neighbourhoods of the city of Los Angeles are organised by region.

Los Angeles Downtown Suburbs

The downtown region of LA is the smallest region by area it does include a great variety of diverse neighbourhoods that make up the political, historical and cultural heart of Los Angeles. Downtown LA contains the historic core of Little Tokyo and China town to the gleaming modern skyscrapers of the Financial District along with many cultural and entertainment attractions. The advantage for tourists is that downtown LA is also the centre for most transportation with a number of the main LA freeways passing by and its also the location of Union Station connecting regional trains to the Metro Line and local bus network.

Downtown LA is made up of the following suburbs:

  • Flower District
  • Jewellery District
  • Skid Row
  • South Park
  • Old Bank District
  • Toy District
  • Arts District
  • Fashion District
  • Gallery Row

South Los Angeles
Located almost directly south of downtown LA is the area formerly known as South-Central but now referred to as South Los Angeles, it reaches almost all the way to the Port of Los Angeles Harbour area.

South Los Angeles is made up of the following suburbs:

Los Angeles Echo Park & Westlake
Located west of Downtown LA lies the location of some of the cities first film studios built, the area features distinctive architecture persevered from the early part of the 20th century including a number of restored Victorian homes in Angelion Heights. This area of LA is also the most densely populated suburbs in the city and is home to a diverse community of Latino immigrants.

Echo Park & Westlake is made up of the following suburbs:

Los Feliz & Silverlake, Los Angeles
This region of LA contains some of the oldest residential neighbourhoods and is located between the Los Angeles River and Hollywood and is home to the city’s largest public parks Elysian & Griffith Park. Like much of LA the areas closest to the hills are significantly wealthier but in the last 10 years the area around Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Reservoir has become associated with gentrification with lower working class families moving out due to increasing costs of housing.

Los Feliz & Silverlake is made up of the following suburbs:

Hollywood, Los Angeles
While the area is recognised for its motion picture industry much of the production has moved out to neighbouring cities due to costs but that hasn’t stopped the tourists congregating on Hollywood Boulevard to gaze towards the Santa Monica Mountains to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood Sign. The last 10 years has brought breathed new life into the Hollywood district with new subway stations, multiple developments and is definitely a place to visit when in LA.

Hollywood is made up of the following suburbs:

San Fernando Valley “The Valley”
The Valley is the largest region within the city of LA and is made up of mainly suburbia and makes up for 40% of LA’s population and city by area. The valley includes portions of the Cresecenta Valley with its southern boarder formed by Mulholland drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.

San Fernando Valley is made up of the following suburbs:

  • Crescenta Valley
  • Granada Hills
  • La Tuna Canyon
  • North Hollywood
  • North Hills
  • Reseda
  • Panorama City
  • Encino
  • Studio City
  • Toluca Lake
  • Warner Center
  • Ventura Business District

Wilshire, Los Angeles
Located east of Beverly hills, south of Hollywood and west of Downtown LA, Wilshire is a collection of wealthy, middle and working class families clustered around Wilshire Boulevard. Recently its suburbs have been undergoing a revival with new apartments being built in Korea town along Wilshire Boulevard.

Wilshire is made up of the following suburbs:

West Los Angeles “Westside”
The area houses the largest concentration of LA’s wealth as its residents are attracted by its close proximity to the ocean and rolling hills, it features some of the most upscale residential developments in the country. Westside LA is home to Pacific Palisades and Bel-Air but is also known to take in areas from adjoining cities but also refers to a specific area east of Santa Monica and south of Brentwood. West LA is partly enclosed by Wilshire and Beverly Hills on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west stretching down to Culver City in the south.

West Los Angeles is made up of the following suburbs:

  • Bel-Air
  • Beverlywood
  • Brentwood
  • Del Rey
  • Mar Vista
  • Cheviot Hills
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Rancho Park
  • Venice
  • Westchester
  • Westwood
  • Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles by Telephone Area Codes
The City of Los Angeles is can be easily broken up by several telephone area codes. The Los Angeles telephone area code 213 encompasses Downtown LA and the adjacent suburbs like Chinatown, little tokyo, bunker hill, historic core, financial district and more.

A large majority of the areas of central Los Angeles fall within telephone area code 323, which include Hollywood, East Hollywood Mid-Wilshire, and South LA. The telephone area code 310 & 424 cover must of West Los Angeles and its other westside cities including the Harbour Area. The last Los Angeles city telephone area code 818 covers the San Fernando Valley and includes the Crescenta Valley.