The unincorporated community of West Athens, California is situated in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
The character of West Athens is exemplified by its calm ambience. This unincorporated community is quiet, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several noisier sections, especially close to Glenn M Anderson Freeway or the railway line. Finally, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to discover, such as Holly Park and Vermont Parkway, and they are very well-situated, which makes it easy to reach them.
Most of the housing growth in West Athens happened before the 1960s. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing the majority of buildings in this unincorporated community, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The split between renters and home owners is about even. This part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area also has a good selection of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is a rather short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from most homes for sale in West Athens. Residents can choose between public and private elementary schools. In terms of food, the closest supermarket in West Athens is usually only a short walk away. Moreover, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of options, and home buyers benefit from a few cafes as well. A decent selection of clothing stores is also situated within a reasonably short walking distance.
No matter the mode of transportation, it is easy to get around in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area. With a few nearby bus lines, the fairly good public transit access makes transit a viable option for many. This unincorporated community is also a very convenient part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area for getting around by car. It is a short car ride to the closest highway, such as Glenn M Anderson Freeway, from any home in this unincorporated community, and coming across a place to park is quite easy. West Athens will attract physically active people as it is reasonably convenient for walking; many daily errands can be run on foot.