Koreatown is home to roughly 156,000 people who work in services, administrative and retail professions. If you're looking for a new place, check out the apartments for rent in neighboring Mid-City and Harvard Heights.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
Though urban environments tend to offer a similar range of conveniences, Koreatown residents enjoy a cost of living that is lower than other metros in Los Angeles, such as Mid-City. With an average expenditure of $40.2K/year per household, Koreatown locals spend less than people living in Mid-City, where reported household spending amounts to $60.1K/year.
The nearby neighborhood of Harvard Heights is distinct from Koreatown for multiple reasons. In Koreatown the median age is 33, while in Harvard Heights it's 18. In Koreatown, the average household size is 2.14 people, and it's 3.46 people in Harvard Heights. Of households in Koreatown and Harvard Heights, 31% and 45% have children, respectively.
Is Koreatown the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Harvard Heights make an average of $31.7K, Koreatown residents are raking in an average of $43.9K.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation Near the Apartments for Rent
Finding your bearings in a new place--locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax and have fun--is one of the most basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple important streets to know in Koreatown are Wilshire Blvd. and S Western Ave. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. Get help honing in on your "home sweet home" from our apartment finder tool.
Wine and dine yourself in Koreatown with dinner at Arado Japanese Restaurant and drinks at Velvet Room. Break out of your comfort zone and try a new type of food or stick with your favorites in Koreatown. It has a wide variety of food offerings, like barbecue, pizza and sandwiches. Stop in at Basic for a quick beer or head to Palace Nightclub for a round of cocktails, and experience the neighborhood's local options. Additionally, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Denny's and Denny's. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Explore and evoke a sense of wonder at one of Koreatown's museums, like Santa Clarita Legal Svc.
Take a look at the Yelp page to find even more places to eat and drink in Koreatown.
Local Shopping and Conveniences
Koreatown residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on kitchen staples. Casa Carnitas and Rancho Sinaloa Market on Beverly Blvd. are just a couple of options in the area. Vitamin Quota is the place to shop for specialty foods in the Koreatown area. Never fail to satisfy your sweet-tooth in this neighborhood. Follow the aroma of freshly baked treats to Jubilee Donuts on Beverly Blvd., or continue on to Fantastic Donut, which is located on S Vermont Ave. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Food 4 Less and Smart & Final.
For greater selection and value when shopping, Koreatown has department and factory-outlet stores, such as Alis Discount Store and Western Discount Dept Store. To give you a sense of the retail shopping, Joy Trading Co and Copro Investments Co Inc are only a few of the many retailers located in Koreatown. Brand-savvy patrons will gain easy access to several big retail stores and malls. Staples is on W 6th St. and Koreatown Galleria is also on W Olympic Blvd.
Schools and School Districts
Some of the schools near the apartments in Koreatown are Ambassador School Of Global Leadership, Los Angeles Leadership Academy and Lily Preschool. While this information provides an approximation of the schools and districts serving the area, it is critical you consult with the districts around the apartments for rent to confirm exactly which schools your children may attend.
In the Los Angeles Unified district, there are 591 elementary schools, 182 middle schools and 226 high schools. Compared to Los Angeles County Office Of Education district, Los Angeles Unified district has a bigger student body but a lower (and more favorable) student-teacher ratio. Los Angeles Unified district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Los Angeles County Office Of Education district.