University Park is a small neighborhood in the south part of Los Angeles just southwest of Downtown. It takes its name from the University of Southern California (USC) which is located along the southern border of the area. Being so close to a university, the area has a high concentration of single, younger, unmarried residents with lower median household income and high ethnic diversity. Adjacent areas include Pico-Union to the north; Jefferson Park and Adams-Normandie are west; Exposition park is to the south; and Downtown is just east. Exposition Park is one of Los Angeles’ major cultural centers and the many districts of Downtown are just minutes away via freeway or the new Metro Expo subway line which runs from Santa Monica to the Downtown 7th Street Metro Center.
The development of University Park began around 1880 after USC opened and streetcar routes were extended from downtown Los Angeles. During these early years, affluent citizens migrated to the area to take advantage of the large lots of land where they could build mansions although there also smaller more modest homes as well. The area still has many beautiful examples of architecture from the early 1900’s such as Queen Anne, Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, and American Colonial Revival. University Park is designated as a Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone and contains one of the highest concentrations of city historic–cultural monuments in L.A. as well as 2 districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood is also the home of the historic Shrine Auditorium, a large venue for music performances and other entertainment. In addition to the many historic homes, there are new buildings, condominiums, and apartments.
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University Park is served by 9 public and private primary and secondary schools and 1 high school. The neighborhood has two other institutions of higher learning in addition to USC– Mount St. Mary’s College and Hebrew Union College. The public parks in the are the Hoover Recreation Center, which includes an auditorium equipped with a studio floor and stage, three meeting rooms, kitchen, outdoor courtyard, children’s play area, basketball courts, outdoor fitness equipment, walking/running paths, picnic tables and barbecue pits; and the smaller St. James Park, a pocket park at Adams Blvd. and Severance St. Check out our Facebook page for more info and discussion.
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