City West – AKA Central City West – can be found on the eastern side of the Pico-Union neighborhood here in Los Angeles. Full of high rises, City West often resembles the surrounded Downtown Financial District and has even been called “the New Jersey of Downtown LA.” So we’ve decided to put together a blog for you; your neighborhood guide to City West.

Looking to shoot your next YouTube classic? Well smack dab in the middle of of City West is Los Angeles Center Studios. This is a high-capacity studio for any manner of TV, features or adverts and sits on a sprawling 20 acres. LA Center Studios is equipped with six different 18,000 square feet sound stages so you can obtain the look of any of the majors at this indie studio.

Continuing your neighborhood guide to City West is 333Live. This place is one of the largest mega-club/concert hall/lounge/restaurants in town and hosts exclusive private events like you’ve never seen before! This is the place the A-Listers rent out when they want an A-List experience! They’re fully stocked with superior sound and lighting but have many add-ons like smoke machines, confetti blasters, laser lights, four dancing cages and MORE! You’ll likely have a blast if attending an event at 333.

Also in City West is none other than the Downtown Magnets High School. They focus on three pillars – or magnets – here: business, fashion and electronic information. Speaking of education, just a couple of blocks away is the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center which you can find by the gorgeous Vista Hermosa Park. And here’s a little history for you; Vista Hermosa Park is the first new public park to be opened in Downtown since…1895! How’s about that, fact fans?

Continuing your neighborhood guide to City West we found ourselves at the Good Samaritan Hospital. The Hospital, which is linked to UCLA and USC Schools of medicine, contains (deep breath): the Heart & Vascular Center, Comprehensive Orthopaedic Center, Tertiary Retinal Surgery, Pancreatico-Biliary Program, Transfusion-Free Medicine & Surgery Center, and the Davajan-Cabal Center for Perinatal Medicine.

Feeling hungry? Then check out Rene Café a fantastic Thai restaurant on the border of City West over on 1123 7th St in the America’s Best Value Inn. They also come with many healthy vegetarian options so be sure to check those out too!

And that’s your neighborhood guide to City West! We hope you enjoy it!