Your Guide to Larchmont Village in LA

November 13, 2015

Los Angeles has so many different neighborhoods within the city, which makes it a great place to explore. From places like Hollywood, Koreatown, and Hancock Park, each area has its own unique feel and culture. One often overlooked area of Los Angeles is Larchmont, perhaps LA’s smallest neighborhood. Though it is surrounded by more well-known areas of LA such as East Hollywood, Koreatown, and Windsor Square, Larchmont is definitely a neighborhood of LA that should be explored. This small neighborhood is charming, has a small town feel, and will make you forget that you’re actually in a large city. In fact, this area of LA is so quaint, it still even has an independent bookstore. The area is largely defined by its main street, Larchmont Boulevard, which is lined with a number of stores such as coffee shops, boutiques, toy stores and even dog bakeries. The addition of wide sidewalks make it a pedestrian''s dream. 

There is even a Rite Aid and Chipotle located on the street as well. A visit to Larchmont will allow you to get away from the bustle of the city and visit a unique and quaint area of the city. Stop by at one of the coffee shops and then maybe head over to the independent bookstore. This is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon with friends. The street boundaries of Larchmont are Western Avenue on the East, Beverly Boulevard on the south, North arden Blvd on the West, and Melrose Avenue on the North. In other terms, Hollywood is to the North, East Hollywood is to the East, Koreatown is to the Southeast, Windsor Square is to the South and Hancock Park to the West. 

This means there are many places to stay in Los Angeles near Larchmont Village. The area was developed in the late 1800s as suburbans were being built further away from downtown and by 1920s it had become a streetcar suburb of LA. Visit this charming neighborhood of Los Angeles today.

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