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Los Angeles has a warm Mediterranean climate with hot summers, mild winters, and year-round sunshine, attracting people who dislike snow and prefer temperatures rarely dipping below 40 degrees.

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los angeles, ca at a glance

The cost of living in Los Angeles is about 76% higher than the national average, making it one of the most expensive cities in California. The median household income is around $62,474, and the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $2,133. 

Los Angeles is a hub for the tech and financial industries with Google, Apple, Walt Disney, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. being some of the city’s major employers. 

A typical one-way commute in Los Angeles takes about 30 minutes, although this can lengthen during rush hour traffic. Residents use the Los Angeles Metro Rail for public transportation, and LAX is the city’s airport for domestic or international flights. 

The Los Angeles Unified School District is California’s largest public school system, with about 782 schools. The city is also home to notable universities, including University of Southern California and University of California Los Angeles

Uprooting to Los Angeles, CA is a large feat, but CEND offers convenient moving and storage services to make the process stress-free. Learn more about how our services can help or request a quote to prepare for the big day. 

where to live, have fun, and explore

los angeles

Located in the San Fernando Valley, Northridge offers an urban environment and is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. 

A hotspot for young professionals, Encino is an urban area with restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. 

Bordered by busy freeways, Sherman Oaks is a suburban area featuring shopping malls and a commercial strip of bars and cafes. 

Offering an urban-suburban mix, Studio City is a quaint, tree-lined neighborhood with stylish restaurants and nearby hiking trails.  

Home to many Hollywood stars, Beverly Hills is a historic neighborhood featuring upscale shopping destinations and the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. 

Known for its high-energy nightlife, West Hollywood is home to the famous Sunset Strip, an area bustling with legendary music venues, restaurants, and bars.

Home to artisanal coffee shops and vegan cafes, Silver Lake embraces the hipster lifestyle and contains modernist architecture and funky street art. 

A walkable historic commercial district, Westwood houses the UCLA campus and several student-friendly shops and restaurants. 

Conveniently located between Sony Studios and Fox Studios, Cheviot Hills has been a filming location for several movies and TV shows.  

A relaxed hillside enclave, Los Feliz attracts up-and-coming creatives and features numerous shops, cafes, hiking spots, and the Vista Theatre. 

Drenched in movie-making history, Culver City has a buzzing nightlife scene and cultural attractions, including galleries and playhouses.  

A coastal city, Santa Monica offers stunning Pacific Ocean views from its famed pier and a vibrant beach town vibe.  

things to do in los angeles

Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game: Part of the Tournament of Roses, the Rose Parade and subsequent football games occur annually on New Year’s. 
LA Pride Parade and Festival: LA Pride is one of the largest annual LGBTQ events in the world. 
Los Angeles Film Festival: LA Film Festivals provide platforms for emerging and established storytellers to share their unique ideas. 
Dia de Los Muertos Celebrations: Every October, Los Angeles hosts Dia de Los Muertos events, from modern cultural festivals to traditional ceremonies. 
LA County Fair: Enjoy traditional fair food, entertainment, and activities at this annual county fair

Los Angeles Lakers: Championship-winning NBA team competing in the Western Conference Pacific Division
Los Angeles Clippers: NBA team competing in the Western Conference Pacific Division
Los Angeles Dodgers: MLB team belonging to the National League West Division
Los Angeles Angels: MLB team belonging to the American League West Division
Los Angeles Rams: NFL team competing in the National Football Conference West Division
Los Angeles Chargers: NFL team belonging to the American Football Conference West Division
LA Galaxy: Professional men’s soccer club competing in the MLS Western Conference 
Los Angeles FC: Professional men’s soccer team belonging to the MLS Western Conference

West Hollywood: Home to the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood is a hotspot for bars, dance clubs, and late-night live music. 
Downtown LA: Here, you’ll find several lounges, clubs, and rooftop bars to grab a late-night drink. 
Hollywood: Home of the entertainment business, Hollywood is a one-stop spot for retro bars, velvet-roped nightclubs, and comedy shows. 
Koreatown: Enjoy late-night drinks, casual dining, karaoke, and dancing at one of Koreatown’s many restaurants, bars, and clubs. 
Silver Lake: Home to a trendy art scene, Silver Lake is full of chic restaurants, cocktail lounges, and upbeat clubs. 

Griffith Observatory: Enjoy an immersive experience at Griffith Observatory with compelling exhibits, live shows, and public telescopes. 
Los Angeles Zoo: Home to over 270 species, Los Angeles Zoo provides a fun-filled day of wildlife education and adventure. 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Explore nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts covering 4.5 billion years of history at the Natural History Museum
Santa Monica Pier: Enjoy picturesque ocean views while strolling along Santa Monica Pier or engaging in family-friendly activities. 
Kidspace Children’s Museum: Kidspace offers hands-on exhibits and programs encouraging kids to play, create, and explore the world. 

Runyon Canyon Park: 160-acre park located at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains
Rosie’s Dog Beach: 4-acre beach featuring off-leash hours so pups can splash freely through the ocean
The Original Farmers Market: Sprawling historic market offering over 100 gourmet grocers, trendy shops, and restaurants
Huntington Dog Beach: Popular beach for dogs to run around and socialize with other pups
Malibu Country Mart: Large outdoor lifestyle center with high-end shopping and dining

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los angeles restaurants & breweries

Los Angeles offers a dynamic dining and brewery scene, from fine dining rooms to casual oceanfront patios. Enjoy upscale Italian cuisine at Culina Ristorante and Caffè or fresh seafood classics at Broad Street Oyster Co. If you’re seeking a cold beer, Highland Park Brewery is an award-winning location serving experimental and classic beers, while Golden Road is Los Angeles’ largest brewery, featuring an extensive beer selection and vegan or traditional pub fare. 

environmental standards

Los Angeles, California, has been a forefront leader in environmental standards, implementing measures like renewable energy promotion, electric vehicle infrastructure, and air quality improvement programs. These initiatives highlight the city’s dedication to combating pollution, reducing emissions, and fostering a more sustainable and livable environment for its diverse population.

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los angeles moving & storage

If you’re ready to start the next chapter of your life by moving to Los Angeles, CA, CEND can help. We offer numerous moving and storage services to make the relocation process as easy and convenient as possible. Our services may align perfectly with your moving needs.