|Downtown Los Angeles|
|Name||Downtown Los Angeles|
|Renovations||Restore the Apartment Building Lobby|
|Quests|| Something's Bugging Me...|
Face the Music
Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district and neighborhood located in the central heart of the city and county of the same name in Southern California in the United States of America. It has a wide diversity in business and cultures in the area with over 500,000 jobs and 58,000 people living there. It is flanked in the north and northwest by Echo Park, the northeast by Chinatown, the east by Boyle Heights, the south by Vernon, the southwest by Historic South Central Los Angeles and University Park, and the west by Westlake. It is also bordered on the northeast by Cesar Chavez Avenue, the east by the Los Angeles River, the south by the Los Angeles city line, the southwest by East Washington Boulevard, and the west by the 110 Freeway / Beuadry Avenue and the Four Level Interchange and Highway 101.
As a neighborhood, it is a cultural melting pot with a nearly even balanced ratio between Latin Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites. It also acts as the major transportation hub within the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County with 6 major rail tracks from Metrolink, 5 rapid-transit lines and local & regional bus services operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a 5 route passenger train service from Amtrack, bus lines from Greyhound, and a shuttle service to and from the Los Angeles International Airport.
Originally, this part was first settled by the American Indian tribe the Tongva before the first European settlers arrived after Father Juan Crespi noticed that the area has all the requirements needed to suit a large settlement in 1769, and the Spanish settlers coming from present Mexico soon founded the present day land area September 4, 1781. The city then saw a growth in population and infrastructure within the coming centuries up from the 1880's to the late 1930's, although it had suffered a decline starting at the end of World War 2 and it would take years for the area to improve itself into the 21st Century.
Major spots in the city include the Staples Center, Los Angeles County Metro Rail, the city's Grand Park, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Community Park, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles State Historic Park, The Bloc Los Angeles, the Eastern Columbia Building, and the Angels Flight funicular railway.
Quests & Renovations
- Restore the Apartment Building Lobby