The Pico-Union area is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles known for its historic homes and businesses. Pico-Union is next to Downtown Los Angeles west of the 110 freeway and bordered on the south by the Santa Monica (I-10) freeway. Some maps define the western border of Pico-Union as Hoover Street, but others extend the area farther west to South Normandie Ave. Surrounding communities include Koreatown and Westlake to the north, Adams-Normandie / University Park to the south, and Harvard Heights on the west. Development of the area began around 1910 and while many of the original homes are still standing, much of the neighborhood is undergoing renewal and renovation, as well as newer construction. Two historic districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places can be found in Pico-Union: the South Bonnie Brae Tract Historic District and Alvarado Terrace Historic District. There are 7 public and 3 private schools located in the neighborhood, a public library, a several small parks and grassy areas. In August 2012, a portion of Vermont Avenue in Pico-Union was designated as the El Salvador Community Corridor by the City of Los Angeles and parts of Pico-Union are also being considered to be designated as Central American Historical District. Pico-Union offers easy access to all of Downtown Los Angeles, as well as many more nearby attractions and services such as: the L.A. Convention Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the Microsoft Theater (music and awards venue). Restaurants in the Pico-Union neighborhood offer Mexican, Latin American, Brazilian, Greek, Mediterranean, Peruvian, Korean, and much more, including traditional American foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, and sandwiches!
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