Southern California sunshine, beach boardwalks and soaring skyscrapers, beautiful celebrities—Los Angeles really has it all. It has a lot to offer homeowners who want to ditch their cars as well; dozens of walkable neighborhoods throughout LA top the list of California’s most pedestrian-friendly areas.
At Reeco, the eco-friendly real estate company offering complimentary solar power systems to all home buyers and sellers, we are committed to helping you live a healthier life in the home of your dreams. We have ranked Los Angeles’ 10 most walkable neighborhoods, based on data provided by Walk Score as well as Reeco real estate agents’ years of experience.
Peruse the list, and then search available homes in these hot neighborhoods before they’re snatched off the market!
*Note: The real estate data provided for the majority of neighborhoods listed in this article refer to the size and price of a typical 3 bed, 2 bath single family home. However, in a few cases, the data refers to luxury condominiums because no single family homes were recently sold. Though Reeco’s Residential Complimentary Solar Program specializes in providing complimentary solar power systems and free electricity to home buyers and sellers, it also applies on a case-by-case basis to condominium and townhouse units.
If our Residential Complimentary Solar Program is not applicable, other rebates or incentives may apply. Therefore, be sure to contact us at 877-967-3326 with any questions about buying or selling property in the areas featuring mostly condominiums and townhomes (those designated with an asterisk).
- Walk Score: 95 out of 100
- Average Sale Price: $2,480,500*
- Average Square Feet: 2,735*
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $1,913+ per year*
No surprises here—the busy Downtown (DTLA) area tops the list of walkable neighborhoods around Los Angeles. Angelenos and tourists alike can take to the streets to enjoy must-sees like Grand Central Market, a city landmark that brings together food and goods from various cultures. From freshly churned ice cream to gourmet oysters in the shell, there’s something for everyone—as long as you’re willing to work your way through the crowds!
Afraid you might be too stuffed to walk home after working your way through the flavors of LA? They offer free shuttle lifts between the Market and several Downtown LA locations, making it the perfect place to start an adventure-filled day around one of the most diverse (and walkable!) areas in the city. Don’t forget to stop by the iconic Bradbury Building, which features a beautiful skylit atrium of walkways, ironwork, and stairs.
2. MacArthur Park / Westlake
- Walk Score: 94
- Average Sale Price: $790,000
- Average Square Feet: 1,488
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $866 + per year
Lakeside views in LA? That’s exactly what you get in the MacArthur Park/Westlake neighborhood. MacArthur Park features a spring-fed lake, an amphitheater, a bandshell, a recreation center, soccer fields, and a children’s playground, making it the ideal place to catch a complimentary summer concert or exercise furry friends.
Those willing to venture into the surrounding area will also find delicious street food from vendors hawking papusas, tamales, and more. Just be aware: although the MacArthur Park/Westlake area is getting safer by the year, it’s still known as a higher-crime area—best to keep that in mind when making plans to wander around.
3. Central Hollywood
- Walk Score: 93
- Average Sale Price: $1,256,000**
- Average Square Feet: 1,861**
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $1,240+**
Lights, camera, action! If you’re like many people, Hollywood immediately springs to mind when thinking of LA. The central area features some of the most iconic sights in the city, and luckily for residents and tourists alike, is one of the most easily accessible and enjoyable for pedestrians.
At the edge of the neighborhood is the much-loved Walk of Fame. Head on down and catch up with all of your favorite stars from the past and present! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the TCL Chinese Theatre—and should the star-studded atmosphere get you in the mood for a film or two, trek to the El Capitan Theatre for a Disney movie in an unforgettable restored film palace.
Is music for your thing? Drop into The Hotel Café for live musical performances while grabbing a bite to eat, and then polish off a “fat shake” at Fat Sal’s Deli. The strawberry ice cream shake comes with a whole slice of NY cheesecake!
**Note: This data does not encompass Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood, or North Hollywood.
- Walk Score: 91
- Average Sale Price: $662,000*
- Average Square Feet: 1,395*
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $794+*
Koreatown, or K-Town, is a highly diverse district that features Art deco buildings, terra cotta facades, and an inspiring mix of Latino and Korean culture. Pedestrians will find themselves surrounded by Korean restaurants and karaoke bars, along with the famed Line Hotel on Normandie Avenue, the Koreatown Plaza shopping center on Western Avenue, and the striking Wiltern Theater on Wilshire Boulevard.
Looking for food, music, and fun? Look no further than the annual Korean Festival and Parade, which travels along Olympic Boulevard and into Seoul Peace Park every October. If you can’t make it to the festival, bring your appetite to the Korean BBQ Cook-Off, which is organized by the Korean American Coalition (KAC).
5. Mid-City West
- Walk Score: 90
- Average Sale Price: $1,633,000
- Average Square Feet: 1,868
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $1,240+ per year
This area of the Wilshire district has a little something for everyone. For those looking for a few laughs, The Comedy Union on Pico Boulevard hosts veteran comedians that are sure to deliver. More in the mood for art? LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is the largest art museum in the western United States and features a film series, lectures, concerts, and more.
Right next to it is the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, which contain the fossils of Ice Age animals, and the Pavilion for Japanese Art. If you’re still up for a stroll afterward, set your sights on the façade of the Del Mar Theatre, a classic 1930s vintage film house. Although it is now a post-production facility, the vintage neon sign still stands.
- Walk Score: 89
- Average Sale Price: $685,000
- Average Square Feet: 1,400
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $794+ per year
The Pico-Union neighborhood is home to two historic districts: the South Connie Brea Tract Historic District and Alvarado Terrace Historic District. The latter features a handful of craftsman homes in a variety of styles, such as Victorian and Tudor homes. After seeing the sights, head along Pico Boulevard for a bite from Flavors of Thai, La Papusa Urban Eatery, or any number of diverse eateries.
7. East Hollywood
- Walk Score: 89
- Average Sale Price: $900,000
- Average Square Feet: 1,635
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $954+
Ready to stretch your legs in East Hollywood? Explore John Kelley Chocolates on Sierra Bonita Avenue, wander through the spooky yet enthralling Museum of Death, or grab a swanky drink at Filifera—a rooftop bar with great views of LA. Then, head on over to the Vista Theatre for a movie experience right out of the history books.
Open since the early 1920s, the Vista Theatre has hosted Tinsel Town’s cream of the crop. It is one of the most historic buildings in Los Angeles, and features cement handprints of film celebrities such as John C. Reilly and Spike Jonze in its forecourt. Enjoy the sights and then snuggle into a comfy seat in front of the big screen. Major plus: the extra leg room to rest those tired feet!
8. Hollywood Studio District
- Walk Score: 87
- Average Sale Price: $1,040,000
- Average Square Feet: 1,856
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $1,240+
Start your day on the right foot—and hand, for that matter—by walking on over to Hollywood Boulders. A rock climber’s haven, this gym features wall-to-wall climbing routes in addition to weight and cardio equipment and yoga classes. Then, satiate your post-workout cravings at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, a Los Angeles classic.
Be sure to try the soul food restaurant’s namesake: the mouthwatering chicken and waffles. Afterward, work off that stuffed feeling with a walk to Forever Hollywood Cemetery. The beautiful grounds play host to outdoor movie screenings during the summer months.
9. West Los Angeles
- Walk Score: 87
- Average Sale Price: $1,950,000
- Average Square Feet: 2,340
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $1,650+ per year
Strolling isn’t just for the outdoors! Keep cool in the A/C at Westside Pavilion, a 1980s-era mall that’s unmatched in LA. Once you’ve recharged, get back to the great outdoors at the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (held every spring) or play a few holes—and get more than a few steps in—at Rancho Park Golf Course.
Then, chow down on some amazing Asian food from Sawtelle Boulevard. You’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy, whether you’re looking for ramen style noodles, sushi, or Korean fusion.
- Walk Score: 87
- Average Sale Price: $1,225,000
- Average Square Feet: 1,523
- Average Solar Savings When Buying a Home With Reeco: $900+ per year
The oldest neighborhood in LA, Palms is one of the most diverse communities throughout the city. Walk through the Cheviot Farms Market, which not only sells a variety of delicious treats but also features a cozy area for relaxing and grabbing a cup of coffee, or trek through the Motor Avenue Farmers Market to grab some live music, crisp produce, and freshly baked breads.
If you’re in the mood for a quick workout, Zumba on over to Zumba Westside, which features late-night classes that are perfectly scheduled for working professionals. Then, work out a few kinks with a Swedish massage at Tranquility body Spa—you earned it!