The Fashion District of Los Angeles is a design, warehouse, and center of distribution for textiles, clothing, accessories and the apparel fabric industry in the city's downtown. The neighborhood is known as a bustling center of trade and activity and is known to be one of the nation's best places to shop for women's and mens clothing, shoes, accessories, and cosmetics. The area is populated by many immigrants who work in the apparel trade as well as young professionals and entrepreneurs and aspiring designers in the fashion industry. With an urban edginess to it, the community is a popular destination for locals as well as tourists and is a hot place to live.
The average cost to rent a studio apartment in the Fashion District is $1550 per month. The average monthly cost to rent a one bedroom apartment is $1750 while a two bedroom unit costs an average of $2100 each month. The majority of apartments in Fashion District Los Angeles offer amenities such as central air conditioning and outdoor balconies. You'll also find that most rental units have secured access and either on-site laundry facilities or in-unit washing machine and clothes dryer hookups.
There is no shortage of daytime activity or exciting nightlife when you rent an apartment in the Fashion District. The Staple Center is just a few blocks away. You'll find hundreds of boutiques and storefronts for clothing as well as shopping centers such as 7th and Fig and Macy's Plaza. Santee Alley is home of a wide variety of street vendors although you'll want to check for the authenticity of what you purchase on the street. For a night out on the town, you can pay a visit to one of the many upscale restaurants, bars with live music or art galleries featuring the works of local, national and international artists. In nearby South Park, you'll find a park and extensive recreation center with a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children's play area, picnic tables, an outdoor unheated seasonal pool and lighted tennis courts.
Most rental units in the Fashion District allow residents to have a dog or cat. You may need to pay a deposit or monthly fee for your pet, with charges ranging from $50 each month or $250 to $500 deposits. To keep your pet's coat looking healthy, you can visit local groomers such as Pet Spa L.A. Mobile Grooming or Mike's Pet Store, which also offers pet supplies. Veterinarians and animal hospitals such as Animal Medical Center or Downtown Los Angeles Veterinary Services Inc. will help keep your pet healthy. Take your dog for a walk through Laurel Canyon Dog Park or let him off leash at Whitnall Off-Leash Dog Park.
The average commute time for residents of the Fashion District is 29 minutes (depending on traffic). However, many residents also work in the neighborhood which makes for a much shorter commute time. For public transit, the Metro Rapid and DASH D and E lines serve the area. Rush hours last as long as 5 hours each morning and 5 or more hours each afternoon, spilling late into the evenings.
School age children living in the Fashion District are served by neighborhood public schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Local schools include San Pedro Street Elementary, Downtown Value School and College Ready Academy High #4. Private and charter schools within the community include Jardin de la Infancia School and Animo Locke Charter High School #3.