Living In Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a great place to visit, but would you really want to live there? For millions of people, the answer is an absolute “yes!”
With an average of 329 sunny days each year, LA offers a near-perfect climate and an ever-growing list of distinctions and attractions. The city known as the entertainment capital of the world has developed into one of the world’s premier centers of economic and cultural activity.
A SPECTACULAR SETTING
Los Angeles County has 75 miles of spectacular coastline, stretching from Malibu to Long Beach. Add to that the mountains, valleys, palm trees and persistent sunshine, and the result is one of the most spectacular settings you will find anywhere in the world.
DIVERSITY MAKES OUR CITY GREAT
Los Angeles is one of only two U.S. cities without a majority population. People from 140 countries currently call LA home. The city and its surrounding region consist of diverse communities that combine to give Los Angeles its unique character.
WORLD-CLASS SPORTS AND RECREATION
From professional sports franchises like the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers and Angels to nationally ranked college programs at UCLA, USC, Loyola and Pepperdine, Los Angeles offers opportunities to watch world-class athletes in action. For those who aren’t content to sit back and watch, LA also offers the opportunity to participate in every recreational activity imaginable. Even snow sports can be enjoyed in the mountains two hours from the city.
MUSEUMS OF HISTORY, ART AND WAX
More than 300 museums can be found in the Los Angeles area. Right here at UCLA, the Fowler Museum explores art and material culture, and The Hammer Museum connects the classics and the contemporary. Other notable museums include The Getty, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Museum of Tolerance, as well as the Hollywood Wax Museum and Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
PREPARING FOR RELOCATION
As you prepare for relocation to Southern California, the first thing you may consider doing is tossing out your cold weather outerwear. Next, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the Los Angeles area before you visit. If you come to LA with some knowledge and an open mind, you're on your way to having the greatest experience of your life.
UCLA assists with relocation needs on a case-by-case basis, contingent on variables such as previous location, etc.