South LA is a region of the City of Los Angeles comprising about two dozen neighborhoods and Census-Designated Places. Its most populous cities/neighborhoods include Florence-Firestone, Baldwin Hills
, Hyde Park, Historic South-Central, and Willowbrook. Historically, South LA was known as South-Central Los Angeles, but it was rebranded in 2003 as a nod to the area’s declining crime rate and burgeoning youth and community enrichment programs. Notable landmarks like the Lincoln Theater, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the University of Southern California
reside in South LA.
The area has multiple Metro stations connecting it to Downtown Los Angeles
, and in general, centrality is a perk to living there, as most every city or neighborhood in South LA is close to the 10, 110, 405, or 105 freeways. Neighboring regions of Los Angeles County like DTLA, West LA
, and the South Bay
are all within striking distance for South LA residents who wish to commute, or perhaps just explore.