Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

Chinatown Neighborhood Guide Los Angeles, CA

About

Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, is a bustling and vibrant neighborhood steeped in rich cultural heritage and history. Located northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, the neighborhood is easily accessible via the 110 and 101 freeways. Chinatown is known for its colorful architecture, traditional outdoor markets, and fantastic culinary scene, particularly its many authentic Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants. The area is also home to several art galleries, the Thien Hau Temple, and the Chinese American Museum.

What You Will Love About Chinatown, Los Angeles, California

  • The rich cultural experiences, ranging from traditional Chinese celebrations to colorful murals and public art installations throughout the neighborhood.
  • The bustling open-air markets, where you can find a variety of exotic fruits, vegetables, and other Asian specialties.
  • Diverse culinary options available providing a taste of authentic Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine.
  • Chinatown's vibrant nightlife, featuring live music and trendy bars, is also a big draw for both locals and visitors.

What's Nearby

Chinatown is adjacent to Downtown Los Angeles where you'll find the Staples Center and LA Live entertainment complex. It's also close to Dodger Stadium, the Elysian Park, and the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Additionally, the artsy neighborhood of Echo Park is just a short drive away.

Lifestyle

Chinatown offers a vibrant and rich cultural lifestyle, filled with historical significance and modern amenities. Residents and visitors enjoy the neighborhood's lively festivals, music events, and vibrantly decorated streets. The sight of traditional Chinese lanterns swinging in the breeze and the sounds of market-goers bargaining for the freshest produce give Chinatown an atmosphere of authenticity that is rare in an urban setting.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 530 restaurants, 79 grocery stores, and 59 parks within a mile of the Chinatown neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Tan De Chinese Herbs

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store, Herbs and Spices Store

    0.1 miles

    750 N Hill St

  • SHOPPING
    Far East Plaza

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.1 miles

    727 N Broadway

  • SHOPPING
    Asian Center

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    0.1 miles

    702 N Hill St

  • GROCERY
    Hip Woo Hong

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.1 miles

    709 N Hill St

  • SHOPPING
    Dynasty Plaza

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.1 miles

    800 N Broadway

  • GROCERY
    Superior Poultry

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    0.1 miles

    750 N Broadway

Chinatown Apartments and Rentals

72 Rental properties in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Da Vinci property

    $2,026+

    Da Vinci

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    478–1311 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • 255 Grand property

    $1,745+

    255 Grand

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    480–1335 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Sakura Crossing property

    $2,168+

    Sakura Crossing

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    572–1287 Sqft

    Available 6/28

  • Ferrante property

    $1,893+

    Ferrante

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    366–1138 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Mozaic at Union Station property

    $2,078+

    Mozaic at Union Station

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    590–1460 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • Museum Tower property

    $1,886+

    Museum Tower

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    477–1971 Sqft

    5 Units Available

Cost of Living

basic bar chart art
CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
51.3%
1%
utilities
23%
58.2%
food
6.6%
6.2%
transportation
0.7%
31%
healthcare
16.5%
6%

Chinatown Demographics

people in their homes

Chinatown Reviews

people smiling
  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 8 of 9 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 8 of 9 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 8 of 9 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 8 of 9 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 7 of 9 renters

  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 6 of 9 renters

Chinatown Transportation

walk bike and transit

Walker’s Paradise

92/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

57/100
Bike Score®

Rider’s Paradise

94/100
2 bus stops, 11 train stops, 4 other stops

Chinatown station

Train Stop

901 N Spring St

Metro Rail - Chinatown Station (A)

Train Stop

1231 N Spring St

Xe Do Hoang - Vietnamese Bus Stop

Other

1231 N Spring St

Source: foursquare.com

Chinatown Schools

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