The NoHo Arts District, a neighborhood in Los Angeles which derived its name from its East Coast counterpart, is a newer community near the Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Burbank, North Hollywood, and Universal City. It is home to a variety of art establishments including galleries, theaters, shops, and cafes. There are actually more than 20 theaters in the area that produce classic performances and new, original shows. In addition to the theaters, the galleries in the area welcome buyers and artists, and there are a few professional dance studios in the area as well. The area is home to the largest concentration of recording venues west of the Mississippi River. The area is easy for residents of the Los Angeles area and visitors to reach via private and public transportation and there is a Metro Rail stop nearby. The area was created when the Universal City and North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce decided to establish a theater and arts district during the early 1990's. The area has been transformed from a lower to middle class suburb to a regional center alive with arts and culture. The intention of city officials is to create a pedestrian-friendly urban village focused on the arts. Condominiums have been added to the area recently, as well as a variety of refurbished bungalows and small apartments.