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Crestwood Hills is an LA neighborhood that was developed in the Santa Monica Mountains above Sunset Boulevard in 1946. The way it came to be makes Crestwood Hills among the most unique neighborhoods in California. In postwar LA, four veterans and musicians decided to pool their money to buy an acre of land and build homes on each of the four corners surrounding one communal pool. 

The idea of these friends coming together as a community to afford land and amenities that they couldn’t afford alone caught the interest of more and more people. What started as four friends grew to include 500 people, many of whom were artists of various types, who wanted to create a sort of utopian commune. These 500 people came together to form

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Angel City Brewery; Source: atlasobscura.com

The Los Angeles Arts District is located downtown and bounded by the Los Angeles River, Alameda Street, First Street, and Violet Street. The district is among the most creative hubs of LA, largely thanks to a group of artists in the 1970s who were priced out of Venice and Hollywood, establishing homes and studios in the forgotten warehouses of downtown, albeit mostly illegally. 

These artists founded several art galleries, such as The Art Dock, a street gallery in a loading dock of then-called Citizens Warehouse (now the Pickle Works Building) and the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions center on Industrial. There were also a number of artist-fueled hangouts established during that time, including Al’s

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The Orange County Fair has a long history that dates back to 1890, just a year after Orange County was founded. Since then, the OC Fair has evolved from a small, five-day event to a 23-day festival that celebrates the OC’s communities, interests, agriculture, and heritage. 

This year, the OC Fair truly has something for everyone. Music enthusiasts will love the killer lineup of musicians playing throughout the festival, including Smokey Robinson, Kool & the Gang, and Weird Al. There are also a ton of tribute shows and parties for classic bands, such as Bee Gees Gold - A Tribute to the Bee Gees, which takes place on August 7th, and Zeppelin Live - A Live Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin that happens on August 3rd. 

Orange County Fair Monster Trucks

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Source: 671 Barberry Lane; Listed by Andrew Falk of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

San Rafael is a city in California located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city used to be the site of several Coast Miwok villages, including Awani-wi, Ewu, and Shotomko-cha. It was named after Mission San Rafael Arcangel, a hospital founded in the early 19th century to treat sick Native Americans. 

Mission San Rafael
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Today, San Rafael is the oldest and most culturally diverse city in Marin County, boasting a thriving music, culinary, and shopping scene. It also features a strong creative industry, largely thanks to George Lucas choosing to film the movie THX 1138 in the city in 1970. Lucas ended up loving the location,

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You probably already know that big cities like San Francisco and New York offer extensive public transportation systems that make it a easy to get from point A to point B without a car, but these cities also come with some of the highest costs of living in the country and super saturated job markets. 

That’s why Money Crashers rounded up a list of alternative cities that typically offer more job opportunities and lower costs of living than their more popular counterparts in addition to public transit and bike-sharing systems that make bopping around the city car-free a breeze.

If you love the idea of being free from the cost and energy burden of a car, then consider calling one of the following cities home. 

1. Minneapolis,

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Chinatown in San Francisco is the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Centered on Stockton Street and Grant Avenue, the neighborhood boasts a rich history and highly influential culture.

In the mid-19th century, Chinatown was a port of entry for Chinese immigrants, particularly those from Guangdong province. These immigrants settled near Dupont Street, now called Grant Ave. However, the U.S. didn’t welcome them with open arms; in fact, the neighborhood was the only region where Chinese people were allowed to inherit and inhabit dwellings in the city.

Historical Chinatown San Francisco

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Early Chinese immigrants were predominantly men, with the reported Chinese population in California

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In a world where we’re constantly bombarded by the newest, shiniest thing, it can be incredibly nourishing to spend time in the historic neighborhoods that laid the foundation for this country. The following ‘hoods span from the East to the West Coast and they’re widely coveted for their stunning architecture, rich culture, and overall historic charm.


Austin - Clarksville

Clarksville Austin Texas
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Located just west of downtown near Lady Bird Lake, Clarksville is a historic district largely comprised of Late Victorian- and Craftsman-style homes. The district dates back to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865 when then-Governor Pease donated the land to some of his former slaves. It’s named after Charles Clark, who, In 1871, helped to establish

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 This Friday, May 31, Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim will open one of Disneyland’s most anticipated attractions: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The 14-acre “planet" is the largest single-themed Disneyland attraction in history and has been in development for nearly five years.

The attraction takes place on an imagineer-designed planet called Batuu, which has not previously been depicted in other visual media but has appeared in some Star Wars novels. The design team opted to create a new planet rather than one that participants have already seen in order to build new Star Wars stories, allowing visitors to partake in a new narrative.

The development team traveled to Istanbul, Morocco, and Jerusalem, studying

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Often simply referred to as Downtown Anaheim, the Anaheim Colony Historic District was established in 1997 and is the first and largest historic district in the city. The district’s boundaries are the same as they were when it was founded as a German colony in 1857—it’s defined as the area between North, South, East, and West streets.

The district boasts more than 1,000 qualified historic structures within its 1.8 square miles and each entrance to the neighborhood is punctuated by a unique Anaheim Colony Monument. One of the district’s most well-known attractions happens to be a cactus. The Wohlgemuth House Cactus is a massive 50-year-old, four-ton cactus that was initially planted near the 1916 Wohlgemuth House.

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Source: dailycal.org

Dating back to 1966, the Berkeley, California neighborhood colloquially called the Gourmet Ghetto is thought to be the birthplace of many popular food and drink movements, like farm-to-table restaurants, locally-sourced ingredients, and specialty coffee.

The foundational vibe of this culinary destination on Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street is largely attributed to specialty food and drink businesses that opened in the area in the 1960s, such as Chez Panisse, The Cheese Board Collective, and Peet’s Coffee. With their focus on local ingredients, sustainable practices, and organic offerings, these businesses were a stark deviation from a ‘60s culture overrun by fast food and boxed mac and cheese.

People increasingly flocked to

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