It's a neighborhood of many faces, predominantly African-American, and the historic center of LA's African-American community, growing increasingly Latino, while largely Japanese in the 1940s and 50s. It's lively, unique, and amongst the most affordable neighborhoods in LA.
Situated in Southwest Los Angeles, and named for it's main drag, Crenshaw Boulevard, it's ideally located for quick travel to the much pricier Westside and the beach cities, and for easy travel into downtown and surrounds. Crenshaw is a very residential, and housing stock is solid and plentiful, consisting mostly of single family homes and smaller apartment buildings. It's got some notably good schools, and great parks too.
It's home to LA's largest street festival, Taste of Soul, held each October. Enjoy neighborhood specialties from savory Ghanaian dishes, to the works of renowned local artists, to performances by national music acts. And big news for Crenshaw. Thanks to a major Metro expansion, The Metro Crenshaw/LAX line will connect the district to LAX in 2019.