Leimert Park is a 1.19 square mile neighborhood located East of Crenshaw, South of Rodeo Road and North of Vernon. Originally developed in the 1920’s by Walter Leimert, Leimert Park is an epicenter of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.
Leimert Park has always been known as an African American Cultural Center with a town square known as Leimert Park Village, located at 43rd Street and Degnan. The area is peppered with several jazz clubs and African boutiques. Each Labor Day Weekend Leimert Park Village is home to the African Art and Music Festival.
Over the past couple of years Leimert Park has been undergoing a major revival and the neighborhood is becoming truly multi-cultural. Young buyers are coming from the Westside and beach communities such as Venice, Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey; and they’re purchasing in Leimert Park.
One of the biggest draws is the largely untainted Spanish Revival architecture. Another reason for the renewed interest in Leimert Park is what we have coined the “institutional” development that’s going on in the area. First and foremost a new train line is being built right down Crenshaw. This line will connect with the Expo line on the North and will end at LAX. Due to the new train that’s coming, Crenshaw Boulevard is getting an overhaul and many new businesses are setting up shop there.
Leimert Park continues to be featured in CurbedLA and The Los Angeles Times as one of the hottest neighborhoods in Los Angeles