Living in Park La Brea
La Brea apartments make up one of the largest housing developments in the United States. This complex, named Park La Brea, includes over 4,200 units in 18 art deco towers and 31 low-rise buildings. Due to clever design choices, many of these apartments offer excellent views. While the complex had a rough go in the 1970s, it has recently been refurbished. Once again, Park La Brea rentals are in high demand. The complex is hard to miss. Find it between Cochran and Fairfax avenues and 6th and 3rd streets in Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile area.
Back in the 1920s, Miracle Mile innovation helped transform this part of L.A. What had been agricultural land quickly became highly desirable residential and commercial property. By 1944, Park La Brea apartments were under construction. This urban village may not be like others in Los Angeles, but you’ll recognize sister developments in other cities. The same company built Parkmerced in San Francisco, Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan, and Parkfairfax near Washington D.C.
La Brea Lifestyle and Entertainment
Park La Brea hosts a community center, a health club, a pool, a beauty parlor, and dry cleaners on-site. There’s even a community garden here. The complex is just a few blocks north of Miracle Mile museums and just south of the outdoor farmer’s market and shopping at the Grove. Zip west on 3rd Street and you’re at the Beverly Center mall. You wont want for shopping or eating options if you live here.
There are five miles of running trails in Park La Brea and huge lawns, too. Just south is Hancock Park and the La Brea Tar Pits. Just north is Pan Pacific Regional Park. For the middle of the city, that’s a lot of green!
La Brea Info and the Rental Market
Two-bedrooms in Park La Brea rent for between $2,117 and $3,948, depending on amenities. They have units as large as four-bedroom, four-bathroom going all the way down in size to studios. The complex is large enough to attract all types of residents, but you’ll find a lot of families here. Dogs are allowed in selected town home units.
Buses run down many of the streets surrounding Park La Brea, but traffic can be slow. There is an extension of the Metro Purple Line subway proposed to serve the Miracle Mile, but it isn’t built yet. The closest freeway is the 10.
La Brea Resources
There are no less than three United States Post Offices within a few blocks of Park La Brea. The Fairfax Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library system is just the other side of 3rd Street on South Gardener. This neighborhood is within California’s 30th Congressional District.
La Brea Zip Codes
Park La Brea uses the 90036 zip code.