Renting In LA: Miracle Mile
The Miracle Mile is a great neighborhood to live in if you’re looking for a combination of convenience, culture, and fun. The neighborhood is centered around Wilshire between Fairfax and Highland Avenues, and extends north to 3rd Street and south to Olympic Boulevard. The stretch of Wilshire between La Brea and Fairfax is often referred to as Museum Row, as it contains LACMA (LA County Museum of Art), the Page Museum/La Brea Tar Pits, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and several smaller museums. The Miracle Mile is also home to many excellent restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.
The Miracle Mile is convenient for commuters to Beverly Hills, Koreatown, Hollywood, Hancock Park, and the rest of the areas in Mid-City. The area has a walk score of 80, which means most of your errands will be in walking distance. Public transportation in the area is easily accessible, as Wilshire is a main east-west thoroughfare, and is on many bus routes. The Metro Red line and Purple line are also nearby. Furthermore, the Miracle Mile is a safe neighborhood, with crime being lower than the nearby neighborhoods of Koreatown and Hollywood. Though the rent is more expensive in this area (around $1,400/month average), it is a well worth it.
The Miracle Mile was first built in the 1920s as a retail center for the more affluent communities of Beverly Hills, Hancock Park, and Hollywood, which were growing quickly during the 1920s and 1930s. I won’t go too much into the history, but you can read more from KCET. While driving along Wilshire, you will see that many of the historic Art Deco buildings have been preserved, and are now home to several of the museums on the row. Art Deco Apartments owns several historic Art Deco apartment buildings in the neighborhood, and has painstakingly preserved and restored them to their original quality. Check our available apartments page for availability. So, if you’re moving to Los Angeles, make the Miracle Mile one of the first neighborhoods you check out!