The Revival of Downtown Los Angeles

July 10, 2017

In the midst of a city with sprawling suburbs and limited walkability, lies what GQ calls “America’s next great city.” Downtown Los Angeles has evolved from the dark and abandoned neighborhood it once was into a revitalized urban community full of cultural and architectural heritage. Were the rest of Los Angeles more urbanized, it would feel somewhat like DTLA does now. Situated right in the heart of this bustling area, LEVEL Furnished Living is within walking distance to anything and everything you may need.



After World War II, Downtown Los Angeles went from being a desirable area to a deserted area. But the approval of the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance in 1999 started a revival of the downtown area, as it created thousands of new housing units. Older and historic buildings were repurposed into lofts and apartments, trendy restaurants and bars popped up, and downtown came back to life.



Since 1999, DTLA’s population has tripled to 60, 000 residents. With everything from coffee shops and diners to retail stores and parks, the downtown core has achieved a walkability that the rest of L.A. is too spread out to have. And within this area is a diversity that is unmatched anywhere else. From a Financial District to an Arts District, a Fashion District to several ethnic districts such as Little Tokyo and Chinatown, there is no lack of culture here. And with the most artists per capita outside of New York and San Francisco, it’s no surprise that DTLA has attracted the creative type. Artists, musicians, designers, tech developers and chefs are just some of who call this colorful neighborhood home.



While Los Angeles itself is a world-class travel destination, DTLA is now a destination of its own. Completely different than the rest of L.A., the downtown area combines wealth, art, and a gritty industrial area all in one, giving it an unusual and surreal quality. Come see for yourself! Contact us to book your Furnished Apartment Rental in Los Angeles at LEVEL today.