Discover the Top 5 Best Places to Live in Los Angeles

Looking for a new place to call home in the Los Angeles area? Niche's latest rankings have revealed the top 5 best places to live in LA.

If you’re planning a move to Los Angeles, finding the perfect neighborhood can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Niche’s latest rankings have identified the top 5 best places to live in the LA area.

According to Niche’s 2023 list of Best Places to Live in America, Irvine ranks as the 7th best place to live in the country, up from No. 10 last year. However, if you’re focused on LA specifically, here are the top 5 neighborhoods to consider:

  1. Downtown LA
  2. Mid-City
  3. Wilshire/Montana
  4. Ocean Park
  5. Sunset Park

While Chesterbrook, Pa., a neighborhood in the Philadelphia area, retains its position as the No. 1 Best Place to Live in America for the fourth year in a row, the LA area boasts several desirable neighborhoods.

Niche’s rankings are based on a combination of data from sources such as the U.S. Census, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CDC, as well as millions of resident reviews. Factors like affordability, the local housing market, neighborhood diversity, area public schools, and walkability are all considered.

To see the full study and learn more about the methodology behind the rankings, click here. And if you’re planning a move to LA, now you have a starting point for finding the perfect neighborhood to call home.