Los Angeles the “City of Angels” is America’s second largest city by population and the State of California’s largest city. Los Angeles or L.A. is the cultural, financial and commercial centre of Southern California, and the heartbeat of America’s entertainment industry.
Located in a large coastal basin and surrounded by majestic San Gabriel Mountains, L.A. has long been a key destination for expatriates moving to the U.S.A. thanks to its Mediterranean climate and relaxed lifestyle opportunities.
Although the city has good public transport facilities and the ninth busiest subway in the US, Los Angeles and the State of California in general are motorcar dependent. The Los Angeles metro area is in reality a blend of 88 cities and numerous unincorporated communities which all make up Los Angeles County – A melting pot of around 10 million residents. The central urban hub of Los Angeles borders on other well-known municipalities such as Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Burbank, Glendale and West Hollywood.
Education facilities in Los Angeles are first-class, with the Greater Los Angeles area home to many public universities, international schools and private colleges. Healthcare, like every city in the U.S.A. is privatized and can be very expensive, so it is important to ensure that you have full and comprehensive medical insurance as you may be refused treatment without it.
For those lovers of culture they will love living in Los Angeles as LA has more museums and theatres than any other city in the States, and is a mecca for artists of every kind and discipline.
Lastly, remember that home is what you make of it and if you need assistance organising your relocation then give the team at Pollards a call. We specialise in taking the headache out of the moving process, so you can focus on more important things, like getting acclimatised to your amazing new city.