Baldwin Village, developed in the 1940’s and 1950’s, was originally known as “The Jungle” because of the many tropical trees and plants growing there at the time. The neighborhood is now officially a part of the Crenshaw district, but retains its uniqueness due to the original style of some of buildings such as the “tropical-style” apartment buildings and the influence of affluent Baldwin Hills which is adjacent to the south. Other nearby neighborhoods include Blair Hills, The Village Green, Crenshaw, and Leimert Park. The north-east border of Baldwin Village is defined by W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., a short section of Rodeo Rd. on the north, South La Brea Ave. to the west, and Baldwin Hills to the south. Recent investment and redevelopment of the area have boosted the area economically by adding and planning retail stores and a future medical facility which will feature a walking path an outdoor plaza. Some of the nearby attractions and businesses are the L.A. Coliseum, Exposition Park, the University of Southern California, Staples Center, L.A. Convention Center, and the California Science Center. The closest freeway is the I-10 which then allows fast access to the I-405 and I-110. With its central location offering easy access to the rest of Los Angeles, historic houses, and luxury condominiums, Baldwin Village is a prime area for those wishing to own their own home!
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