Dogpatch · DTLA

Where to live in LA, if you love Dogpatch

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There’s more than meets the eye in Downtown’s concrete jungle of freeways, skyscrapers, sculptures, and convention centers. From its wholesale flower market and fashion district to its historic landmarks and gallery-sponsored art walks, Downtown is where diverging interests converge in this star-studded city on the coast. Take the time to explore this seemingly-intimidating neighborhood and you’ll notice that it’s friendlier than expected—people are nice and public transportation is accessible. Downtown, everyone’s waiting for you.

See how Dogpatch measures up to the Arts District in Downtown.

Dogpatch

The Dogpatch is very up-and-coming with lots of converted warehouses spaces and lofts.

Downtown

For when you want to feel like you live on the East Coast. Arts District

Who lives here:

Young professionals; artists

Who lives here:

Artists, business people, and crazy people

Average one-bedroom rent:

$3,970/month

Average one-bedroom rent:

$1,810/mo

Bar and restaurant scene:

Dogpatch is probably best known right now for its food. Magnolia Brewing Company recently opened up a giant brewpub there, Piccino has great Italian, and The Ramp is THE place to go to sit outside by the water on a sunny day.

Bar and restaurant scene:

It seems like almost every day a new brewery or restaurant pops up. Get Mumford Brewing, Clifton’s Cafeteria, and The Little Easy in your life right this minute. DTLA also includes Little Tokyo, which is — surprise surprise — home to some of the best Japanese food in the city.

Public transit situation:

Easier to bike around than, say, Potrero, but the Third St line will still be a major part of your life.

Transportation situation:

A stone’s throw from the 110 and the 10, which can take you to the 101, 5, and 710. The Red & Purple Lines run here, and they can take you right into the Valley and Koreatown, respectively. AND the Gold Line hits Downtown. AND AND the Blue Line also starts here, so you can ride that dirty girl all the way to Long Beach.

Quote from a resident:

“We bought our loft 10 years ago, which was probably the best investment I’ve ever made. I love walking to Just for You Café for brunch and my husband and I go to Mission Rock Resort for oysters more often than I want to admit.” – Abby D.

Quote from a resident:

“Living Downtown feels like you’re living in a different part of Los Angeles. It’s one of the only areas of the city where everything is super jam-packed together. But it also comes with all the noise, smells, and craziness that you’d get in any other city.”

More about the Arts District in DTLA

WHERE TO GET WORK DONE

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American Tea Room

Move over coffee, it’s tea time! This stylish and spacious tea room features over 200 rare and exotic global teas discovered during the owner’s travels. Browse through the list on the 46in touch screen in the interactive Tea Zone, order from the brunch menu, or sip on a tea cocktail — if you’re able to drink on the job, that is. There’s ample seating inside and out, but we prefer the outdoor tea garden oasis, which includes fire pits and a wall of lush greenery.

COFFEE/ TEA

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G&B Coffee

The former Sqirl pop-up has come a long way: as one of the first newcomers to revitalize the now-thriving Grand Central Market, G&B Coffee has received continual praise for its exceptional coffee and champion baristas. Founded by Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski, the coffee bar opens up onto Hill Street and is a perfect spot for people-watching, reading the morning paper and chatting up other early birds who battle the morning crowd for an espresso or iced latte (their macadamia-almond milk version was named the best iced latte in America by the New York Times). They’ve got some pretty unique brews and items on hand, too: the Business & Pleasure is three drinks in a row, including a shot of fizzy tea, an espresso and a macadamia-almond milk latte.

HOMES FOR SALE

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500 Molino Street #206, Los Angeles, CA 90013

West facing loft in DTLA’s Art’s District, one of the fastest growing areas in LA. Sunny top floor unit with exposed walls of brick, wood beamed ceilings, custom track lighting and bamboo floors. The building offers a pool and lounge area, sun deck and gym, and deeded gated parking. Walk to Zinc Cafe, Blue Bottle Roasters, Hauser Wirth and Schimmel gallery, The Springs, Bestia, Little Tokyo, Metro Stations, the upcoming Soho House and AtMateo development.

Asking | $925,000

• Loft

• 1 Bath

• 1,340 sqft

 

 

 

 

Written by:  Daisy Barringer, and Wilder Shaw, Airbnb, & TimeOut

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