Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Mid-Wilshire, LA
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Mid-Wilshire is the home to three secondary schools, an adult school, and seven other schools. A city park is dedicated to the memory of World War I servicemen. There is a hospital and medical center in the neighborhood’s southwest corner.
Mid-Wilshire was said to be “highly diverse” when compared to the city at large. The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was whites, 33.6%; blacks, 22.7%; Latinos, 19.9%; Asians, 19.8%; and others, 3.9%. Mexico (16.1%) and Korea (24%) were the most common places of birth for the 25.1% of the residents who were born abroad, a figure that was considered average for the city as a whole.
The median household income in 2008 dollars was $58,483, average for Los Angeles. The average household size of 2.1 people was low for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 78.3% of the housing units, and home- or apartment owners the rest.
Mid-Wilshire is flanked by Fairfax, Hancock Park and Windsor Square to the north, Koreatown, and Arlington Heights to the east, Mid-City to the south and Mid-City West, Carthay and Beverly Grove to the west.
The neighborhood is bounded on the north by West Third Street, on the northeast by La Brea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, on the east by Crenshaw Boulevard, on the south by Pico Boulevard and on the west by Fairfax Avenue.
The Mid-Wilshire neighborhood includes:
Little Ethiopia is a block-long stretch of Fairfax Avenue, part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, northeast of the Crestview neighborhood, northwest of the Picfair Village district, east of the Carthay Square district and west of Wilshire Vista district. The area has a high concentration of Ethiopian businesses and restaurants, as well as a significant concentration of residents of Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestry.
Miracle Mile is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and Highland Avenues. In the early 1920s, Wilshire Boulevard west of Western Avenue was an unpaved farm road, extending through dairy farms and bean fields. Developer A. W. Ross saw potential for the area and developed Wilshire as a commercial district to rival downtown Los Angeles.
Oxford Square is an historic neighborhood which, according to the Oxford Square Neighborhood Association, lies between Pico Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard and includes both sides of Victoria Avenue and South Windsor Boulevard.
Park La Brea
Park La Brea is an apartment complex bounded by 3rd Street on the north, Cochran Avenue on the east, Sixth Street on the south and Fairfax Avenue on the west. With 4,255 units located in eighteen 13-story towers and 31 two-story “garden apartment buildings,” it is the largest housing development in the United States west of the Mississippi River.
Park Mile is a commercial strip that lies along Wilshire Boulevard between Highland Avenue on the west, Wilton Place on the east, Sixth Street on the north and Eighth Street on the south.
Wilshire Vista is an area north of Pico Boulevard near La Brea Avenue which for a long time was typically African-American but which around 2001 became more varied in ethnic composition with the arrival of young families and single professionals.
Mid-Wilshire residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 45.2% of the population in 2000, a high rate for both the city and the county. The percentage of residents with a master’s degree was also high.
As Mid-Wilshire is an neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, public facilities are provided by city departments: the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles Public Library. Public schools are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, The schools operating within Mid-Wilshire are:
- Los Angeles Senior High School, LAUSD, 4650 West Olympic Boulevard
- Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles, private high school, 5444 West Olympic Boulevard
- Shalhevet School, private K-12, 910 South Fairfax Avenue
- Los Angeles Community Adult School, 4650 West Olympic Boulevard
- Hancock Park Elementary School, LAUSD, 408 South Fairfax Avenue
- New Los Angeles Charter School, private middle, 1919 South Burnside Avenue
- Cathedral Chapel Elementary School, private, 755 South Cochran Avenue
- Westside Jewish Community Center. private elementary, 5870 West Olympic Boulevard
- Wilshire Crest Elementary School, LAUSD, 5241 West Olympic Boulevard
- Queen Anne Place Elementary School, LAUSD, 1212 Queen Anne Place
- Rejoyce in Jesus Christian School, private, 1304 South Cochran Avenue