In an article for This Old House, West Adams was named as one of the best neighborhoods in the US for 2010. It was number two of ten in the western neighborhoods selected.
The article describes West Adams as once being the home of Los Angeles’ wealthiest families and now has become “a shared secret among those of more modest means, who love its authentic feel.”
In defining why one should by now, they mentioned both the affordability and the protection of the authenticity of the area with historic overlay zones.
The people who live in West Adams are uniquely proud of their neighborhoods and work together to preserve and protect.