Why Move to Los Angeles?
Situated in Southern California, the Greater Los Angeles region is known for its sprawling metropolitan area, and is the largest in the state of California, with 18 million residents. The area is a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles is a trend-setting global metropolis with a rich history and cultural heritage. It’s known as the Entertainment Capital of the World and is home to renowned museums, along with 75 miles of sunny coastline. It has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index.
The city is home to renowned institutions covering a range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most significant economic drivers in the U.S.. There are many renowned universities located in the Greater Los Angeles area including: the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Los Angeles also has a near-perfect climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of only 35 days with measurable precipitation annually. Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music. It is also a leader in motion picture production.
After you move, make sure to take in some of LA's most famous attractions. Important landmarks in Los Angeles include the Hollywood Sign, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Capitol Records building, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Rodeo Drive and the Venice Canal Historic District and boardwalk.
Sports lovers moving to the city are in for an absolute treat as the Greater LA area plays host to at least two professional teams in every major American sporting category. The Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers are the city's Major League Baseball teams; The Lakers and Clippers have a long, storied rivalry in the NBA; LA's NHL teams are the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings; in 2016 the Los Angeles Rams will make their return to the city to represent it in the NFL and will be joined by the San Diego Chargers or Oakland Raiders between the 2016 and 2018 American football seasons. The legacy of Los Angeles sports includes world championships, national titles, Hall of Famers and historic arenas. The Lakers have won 16 NBA championships, the Dodgers have won five World Series titles and in 2012 the Kings went on an historic run and were crowned Stanley Cup champions and repeated as champions in 2014. The Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007. Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984, and is currently bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics.