The votes have been tallied, the accusations of cheating have been hurled on both sides, and the winner of the 2015 Curbed Cup for Los Angeles’s Neighborhood of the Year is West Adams!! (The prize is a golden jpeg, glory, and the right to mention this in real estate listings for the rest of time.) West Adams had a well-coordinated campaign going from the very beginning, and slid through the tournament into the winner’s spot, defeating North Hollywood, Frogtown, Inglewood, and—in a 9,000-vote nailbiter of a final—Pacoima along the way. The neighborhood is not just one of the classiest architectural areas in the city, it’s also transit accessible, and now it’s even getting a grocery store. A developer announced plans this year to build an enormous complex by the Expo Line’s Jefferson/La Cienega stop; it’s set to have the tallest tower around and an enormous supermarket, among lots of other stuff. The ‘hood also has a nice little arts scene, with Gallery 38 opening this year and The Landing moving into a new space. West Adams also joined its nearby neighbors in University Park protesting oil drilling in the neighborhood. Let’s just hope this honor doesn’t drive up housing prices too much in 2016. Congratulations, West Adams!
About the Author
Natalie Neith has 22 years of experience in Los Angeles real estate and is a consistent top producer for the John Aaroe Group. Accredited by the select Architectural Collection, Natalie is an expert in marketing historic and architecturally distinctive properties. From vintage mansions to contemporary condos to everything in between, she has sold hundreds of homes in the LA area, representing celebrity sellers, repeat customers, investors and first-time buyers alike. More from this author »