Welcome to Inglewood
An affluent, thriving neighborhood with great historical ties
Inglewood is a bustling neighborhood in southwest downtown Los Angeles with a population of nearly 120,000 residents. Daniel Freeman founded the city in 1873 and named it after his hometown in Canada. It initially started as a poultry raising center but quickly developed into a metropolitan area and one of the most affluent neighborhoods in California today.
The neighborhood is conveniently located near some of the state's most prominent attractions, and its proximity to major highways and LAX makes getting around easy. California's most scenic and showbiz attractions, such as the Hollywood Park horse-racing track, are within walking distance of the community, making life here fun and fulfilling. The neighborhood also offers its residents easy access to high-end dining and shopping spots and top-rated schools known for producing the best talent in the state. Inglewood is a city of beautifully designed and landscaped neighborhoods with high-end housing offering great views.
What to Love
- Proximity to top attractions and amenities
- Abundant outdoor activities
- Walkable, vibrant, and lively vibe
- Exclusive access to the beach and several attractions
- Great schools
Inglewood offers its residents a fast-paced lifestyle that appeals to those who enjoy exploring their community and the surrounding cities. The neighborhood has an urban feel, with bustling activities and endless amenities typical of large cities. Everything you need is a short walk or drive away, from great dining and shopping spots to parks, museums, and festivals. Ideally, a general and specialty grocery store is always a few blocks away from your home, and there are several choices for those who love to browse clothing stores and try out new restaurants and cafes.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Packed into this historic neighborhood is a diverse selection of high-end restaurants, from classic soul food spots and healthy cafes to destination restaurants offering Italian, Somali, and Belizean cuisines. Randy's Donuts is a classic diner hosting families, big groups of friends, and solo diners who have been coming weekly for as long as 35 years. They serve delicious homemade donuts and other fresh-made baked goods.
The Serving Spoon is another great dining spot serving tasty plates of fried catfish, chicken drumettes, and the most delicious waffles in town. If you love Italian dishes, stop at Sunday Gravy for white lasagna with creamy spinach and mushrooms. They also serve a range of masterful red sauce classics from spaghetti and meatballs to a chicken parm sandwich.
Things to Do
Edward Vincent Park is the ultimate spot to spend your weekend doing what you love most. Otherwise known as Centinela Park, Edward Vincent Park is arguably Inglewood's largest park catering to all outdoor lovers' needs. The 55-acre Park was established to protect Centinela Springs and features a long list of recreational amenities, including a pool complex, basketball court, picnic areas, soccer field, and the Veterans' Memorial Building. It is also home to a community playhouse and an outdoor amphitheater seating 1000.
Sports and concert lovers will be at home in The Kia Forum, where they can enjoy incredible action going down each weekend. The Forum is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the neighborhood hosting tennis and boxing matches as well as major music concerts and other events.
Sofi Stadium is another sports and entertainment indoor arena within the neighborhood. The 70,000-seat sports center is home to the Los Angeles Rams, the Los Angeles Chargers, and the annual LA Bowl in college football.
If you are a casino game lover, your stay in the Inglewood neighborhood isn’t complete without a stop at Hollywood Park Casino. The casino offers exciting gaming, tournaments, players club, dining, lounge, and other events.
Inglewood falls under the Inglewood Unified School District. Top education opportunities in the neighborhood include:
City of Champions, grades 9-12
York, grades K-5
Children of Promise Preparatory Academy, grades K-6
ICEF Inglewood Middle Charter Academy, grades 6-8
Parent (Frank D.) Elementary School, grades K-9