Hancock Park

Hancock Park is a historic residential neighborhood in the central region of the City of Los AngelesCalifornia. Developed in the 1920s, the neighborhood features architecturally distinctive residences, many of which were constructed in the early 20th century.

According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Hancock Park is flanked by Hollywood to the north, Larchmont and Windsor Square to the east, Koreatown to the southeast, Mid-Wilshire to the south and southwest and Fairfax to the west. Street boundaries are Melrose Avenue on the north, Arden Boulevard on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south and La Brea Avenue on the west. The neighborhood surrounds the grounds of the Wilshire Country Club. As of 2007, the Hancock Park homeowners association counted about 1,200 homes within the boundaries of Melrose Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard and both sides of Highland and Rossmore avenues. via Wikipedia




Nickname(s): "K-Town"

Koreatown is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, centered near Eighth Street and Irolo Street, west of MacArthur Park. The rectangular area covers about 150 blocks, spanning 10 streets and 15 avenues (east-west).

Today, Koreatown is quickly becoming one of LA's most popular neighborhoods; David Chang, world-renowned chef and founder of the Momofuku Restaurant Group, has called it the "most exciting place to eat in America."

Koreatown is the most-densely populated district by population in Los Angeles County, with 120,000 residents in 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2). Despite the name evoking a traditional ethnic enclave, the community is complex and has an impact on areas outside the traditional boundaries. While the neighborhood culture has historically been oriented to the Korean immigrant population,  The community is highly diverse ethnically.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates two subway lines in or near Koreatown — the Red Line, beneath Vermont Avenue, and the Purple Line, beneath Wilshire Boulevard. The neighborhood is served primarily by the Purple Line Wilshire/Normandie station, but there are two other stops, Wilshire/Vermontand Wilshire/Western. via Wikipedia