Koreatown, Los Angeles is a community in central Los Angeles with imprecise borders, but includes the areas between Beverly Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard, and between South Wilton Place and Vermont Avenue. Koreatown is a densely populated area with an estimated 130,000 residents living within the community. There are many authentic Korean restaurants, import stores, and hotels in the community. Koreatown is home to Bethesda University founded in 1976. Southwestern University School of Law is on the eastern end of Koreatown. Hancock Park is approximately 2 miles to the northwest and West Hollywood is about 5 miles to the northwest. Little Bangledesh is to the northeast.
The following communities are located in Koreatown:
Korean American Coalition - Los Angeles
The Korean American Coalition, established in 1983, is a non-profit membership organization formed to promote and protect the civic and civil rights interests of the Korean American Community. The Korean American Coalition endeavors to achieve its goals through education, leadership development, registering voters, and building coalitions with other groups.
Korean American Chamber of Commerce
The Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, established in 1971, was formed to ensure and facilitate the growth and development of the Korean American business community in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The chamber has numerous events each year including many networking opportunities and welcomes people from all communities.
Korean School Association of America
The Korean School Association of America, founded in 1982, is a non-profit organization that supports weekend Korean language schools in Los Angeles County and Orange County.
Koreatown Public Library
The Koreatown Library is part of the City of Los Angeles Public Library. It includes a children's area, teen area, and meeting room. It has an extensive collection of Korean books, magazines, and newspapers.
Korean Cultural Center - Los Angeles
The Korean Cultural Center's mission is to broaden and improve U.S. and Korean relations through cultural and educational activities. The center was established in 1980 and is operated by the South Korean government’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The center features a museum, art gallery, and library. The community is invited to visit and learn more about Korea and its history of more than 5,000 years. The Korean Cultural Center is located at 5505 Wilshire Boulevard in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles.
Korean Bell of Friendship
The Korean Bell of Friendship and Pavilion is a massive bronze bell housed in a beautiful stone pavilion located in the Los Angeles community of San Pedro, which is at the south end of Los Angeles County. The bell was presented to the American people in 1976 and was declared a Los Angeles Historic - Cultural Monument in 1978. The Korean Bell of Friendship is located at the Korean-American Peace Park which was previously part of the Fort MacArthur military base.
Asian Pacific Resource Center
The Asian Pacific Resource Center, established in 1979, includes information resources in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese. It is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The center is located in Rosemead, which is in the San Gabriel Valley east of Downtown Los Angeles.
Pacific Asia Museum
The USC Pacific Asia Museum is an Asian art museum located in Pasadena which is in Los Angeles County, northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which was founded in 1971, houses more than 15,000 Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, and other items of art from throughout Asia and the Pacific Islands. The building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1926 and was designed in the style of a Chinese imperial palace. It features a small pool, garden, and unique carvings. The museum is definitely worth visiting.
Korean American Museum
The mission of the Korean American Museum is to preserve and interpret the history experiences, culture, and achievements of Americans of Korean ancestry. The museum is also a center for cultural exchange, arts, and education.
Koreatown Real Estate
Homes in Koreatown consist of both single family detached homes and attached homes that may be townhomes or stacked condominiums. Prices range from moderate to high depending upon the neighborhood. Our real estate agents and brokers can show you any homes listed for sale with any real estate brokerage firm.
Property Management – Koreatown
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Pacific Realtors has created a historical timeline for those having an interest in the history of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.