A quote from travelape.com:
For the Korean residents of Los Angeles, Koreatown, located in the city's midtown section, is the hub for cultural, social and business life. Repainted California bungalows, stores bustling with Korean foodstuffs and distinctive angular Korean calligraphy identify this dynamic area bounded roughly by Vermont, Pico, Eighth and Western Streets. From a modest population of less than 10,000 in 1970, the Los Angeles' Korean population has grown to an estimated 160,000 people, making it the largest concentration of Koreans outside of Korea.
Olympic Boulevard serves as the district's
main street. Han'gul (Korean alphabet) signs indicating grocery
stores, restaurants, barbershops, hardware stores, travel agencies,
import-export firms and gas stations appear frequently along a
three-mile stretch of this street. On a few blocks Hah'gui signs
identify every establishment and many stores have been built or
remodeled in the Korean style of architecture. The vibrant Koreatown
community explodes in merry making during the annual Koreatown
Festival. The fall event is highlighted by a parade complete with
drill teams, marching bands and colorful floats in addition to
street dancing, a food fair and demonstrations of the Korean martial
art of tae-kwon-do.
North Hollywood is L.A.'s premier Theatre/Arts district, with over 25 live theatres in the district.
learn more about NoHo at Noho Arts district
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