Living In Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a great place to live. 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
Picture 75 miles of spectacular coastline, stretching from Malibu to Long Beach, with expansive valleys, mountains perfect for hiking, streets lined with palm trees, snowcapped peaks in the distance, and unforgettable sunsets. That's LA: one of the most beautiful — and livable — places you will find anywhere in the world.
DIVERSE COMMUNITIES. EXCITING POSSIBILITIES.
Welcome to one of only two U.S. cities without a majority population and a home to people from more than 140 countries. From the beaches of Santa Monica to downtown and beyond, LA offers a diverse blend of communities and cultures. Discover the many sushi and shabu shabu eateries in the growing Little Tokyo district or visit one of Koreatown's popular all-you-can-eat barbecue locations. Throughout LA, you will find authentic food and unique cultural experiences at every turn from Thai Town and Little Ethiopia to the Russian district. Of course, LA boasts some of the best Mexican and South American food found anywhere. Wherever your taste for adventure and great food takes you, LA is a one-of-a-kind place to call home.
WORLD-CLASS SPORTS AND RECREATION
LA offers a front row seat to world-class sports action, from the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers and Angels to the Kings and the Galaxy, not to mention nationally ranked college programs at UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, and Pepperdine University. And for those who are not content to sit back and watch, LA also offers a wealth of outdoor recreational activities. Take surf lessons in Malibu, hit the bike trails at Venice Beach, hike the Hollywood Hills at sunset, or snowboard in the mountains just a couple hours east of downtown.
MUSEUMS OF HISTORY, ART, CARS AND WAX
Believe it or not, LA is home to more than 300 museums. Right here at UCLA, the Fowler Museum explores art and material culture, and The Hammer Museum connects the classics and the contemporary. Nothing beats a picnic lunch at the Getty, high atop the Santa Monica Mountains with an unbeatable view expanding from the beach to downtown LA. The city has something for virtually every interest, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and the Museum of Tolerance, to the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Hollywood Wax Museum, and Madame Tussaud's Hollywood.
PREPARING FOR RELOCATION
Moving across the country can be a daunting task. As you prepare for relocation to Southern California, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the LA area before you visit. There are so many charming and affordable neighborhoods here, each with its own unique personality. Finding the right one for you is half the adventure. As you get to know the area, previous fellows will be happy to share their experiences about relocating — and living here.
Bottom line: If you come to LA with an open mind, a little preparation, and a passion for discovery, you are on your way to having the greatest experience of your life.