Welcome to Leimert Park
One of the first Southern California communities designed for upper- and middle-income families, Leimert Park was master-planned by the Olmstead Brothers – the landscape architecture firm known for the design of New York’s Central Park. Named for developer Walter H. Leimert, and opening in 1928, the 230-acre neighborhood combines attractive, tree-lined residential streets with nearby commercial districts.
Known for its beautiful Spanish-style homes, scenic Leimert Park has been a featured location for numerous movies, music videos, and television shows (most recently, “Insecure”). The area is characterized by a strong feeling of neighborliness and community, with fine restaurants, the beloved Eso Won Bookstore, the resident Lula Washington Dance Theatre, and the vintage-1931 Vision Theatre, today a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. Leimert Park Village, a hub of African American arts, culture, and identity, hosts a popular Sunday drum circle. With a station planned on the Crenshaw Metro Line to LAX, Leimert Park’s central location provides easy access to USC, museums, freeways, shopping, and recreation.