Living in L.A.
Home to just under 4 million people, and with nearly 13 million in the surrounding metro area, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the U.S. It is home to people from all over the world, with nearly every culture and language represented.
LA is best known as the home of the Hollywood and the heart of the motion picture industry. Billed as “The Creative Capital of the World”, Los Angeles is home to the greatest concentration of artists, actors, dancers, filmmakers, etc. in the world. 1 in 6 LA residents work in some sort of creative industry and the performing arts play a huge role in the identity of the city.
The diversity of Los Angeles makes it a must-see city for anyone interested in culture and history. There is a wealth of incredible places to eat, shop and explore throughout the city and each neighborhood has its own unique identity and characteristics. Between museums, theatres, shopping centers, restaurants and outdoor activities, there is no shortage of entertainment in LA.
Los Angeles is known for having one of the sunniest climates in the US, with only 35 days of percipitation on average each year. The annual temperatures averages 66°F (19°C). The coldest month is January, where temperatures average as low as 45°F (7°C) at night, while the hottest month is August, with daytime temperatures averaging up to 90°F (32°C) during the day.
Los Angeles is known as a driving city, criss-crossed by an extensive network of freeways and major highways. It is possible to live in LA without a car, though, as it is home to a large system of bus lines and subway trains, many of which run 24 hours a day. The city is also home to Los Angeles International Airport, the third busiest airport in the US, and the Port of Los Angeles, which is the busiest commercial port in the US and the largest cruise ship center on the West Coast.