Downtown Los Angeles, nick-named the City of Angels, was once a deserted place after the businesses closed and the workers went home.
For the past several years Downtown LA has become a residential area again. Old buildings, long neglected have been transformed into magnificent lofts, trendy shops and eateries have opened and stay open for the locals at night. People are out walking, shopping and living in the heart of Downtown.
Many people are finding that trading the long commute for the city lifestyle can be exciting and invigorating. While their counterparts are stuck on I-5 or the 405 for an hour, they have gone home, changed clothes and begun their evening. And there is plenty of evening to do in LA at night.
It is not for everyone, it is the city after all.