Koreatown is the most densely populated neighborhood in all of Los Angeles, and one of the most ethnically diverse. As its name would suggest, Koreatown is home to a significant concentration of Korean-American residents and Korean-American culture, but its Latino population is actually its largest. The neighborhood is absolutely teeming with restaurants, from hole-in-the-wall joints to more pricey, all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue establishments; there are even Korean-Mexican fusion taco trucks that have become popular city-wide in recent years.
If you want to live car-free in LA, Koreatown might well be the very best place to do so: it is a top-five most walkable neighborhood (according to Walk Score) and its public transportation is phenomenal. Between the Red Line, Purple Line, and myriad Metro bus stops, you can get virtually anywhere you need to go in the entire county. Koreatown is close to such local destinations as Downtown Los Angeles
, the Miracle Mile, and the Fairfax
District. Primary arteries: Wilshire, Olympic, 3rd, Normandie, Western.