The City of Angels
El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Ia Reina de los Angeles de Porcianoula or Los Angeles is one of the most famous cities in the world. You can go to almost any corner of the globe and people there would know of Los Angeles, and if not, they would know of its most popular part, Hollywood. What people don't know about, is how Los Angeles real estate evolved into one of the most coveted property investments in the country.
Long before the 1600s, Native Americans used to delight in living by the coastal area of Los Angeles. It wasn't until 1542 that the first Europeans arrived with the guidance of Portuguese explorer, Juan Rodriguez Cabrilho. Over two centuries later, the site was rediscovered on August 2, 1769 and it was founded by Spaniard Felipe de Neve in 1785.
As time passed, the city turned into a little ranch town. Then the population started to increase in a steady stream, and today Los Angeles has become the second most populous city in the U.S. with more than 3.8 million residents. Even with all the change the city has seen, you can still have a glimpse of the birthplace of the city when you visit Olvera Street or La Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles.
Olvera Street or Sonora Town as it was referred to in 1911 is a place that teems with activity. What started out as a small lane has been transformed into an animated Mexican marketplace filled with everything that you might need. The Mexican culture is deeply embedded in the state's culture including celebrations such as
Cinco de Mayo.
There are about 27 buildings of historic significance here. Among them are the Sepulveda House and the Avila Adobe, which happens to be the oldest standing home in L.A.
An era that really marked a transformation in the area and paved the way to the development of Los Angeles homes and boosted the demand for Los Angeles homes for sale was the rise of the motion picture industry. All those employed by this industry soon chose to relocate in this area in order to live closer to work.
Homes of architectural beauty, cottages, Mediterranean and Modern structures soon cropped up catering to all who needed them. The wonder of that time is very much felt today. In fact it’s probably even more evident now with the big film studios, shopping areas, and celebrities that prowl Hollywood.
Today the city of LA is one of the most racially diverse. The culture here is unique in that many subcultures come and fuse together. The convergence of people from all walks of life in this city is probably because of its allure. You don't have to be rich and famous to live in Los Angeles, there are a lot of neighborhoods and districts to choose from with properties coming in various prices. Who would have thought that this bustling city spread out over 498.3 square miles would develop so quickly from its humble beginnings as Spanish
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