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Old 09-25-2014, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA (Native)
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Theres more black majority areas in south la than just the wealthy hillside neighborhoods at the far western edge. Pretty much everywhere west of vermont between florence and the gardena border is majority black

That said, there is a demographic crisis. I think if the population dropped at the same rate by 2020 (which I doubt it will) as it did between 00-10 it would really mark the death of a centralized black community in LA.
Looking at the demographics for some of these communities over the past 20 years, if the trend continues, you will still see a sizable black population, but the number will dip below 50% in most of these communities.

It's occurring in outer neighborhoods/communities like Westmont (which is at around 50%, down from near 60% in 2000), Athens, Chesterfield Square and other areas chiefly between Vermont & Western Aves., where the latino population is slowly inching westward.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA (Ladera Heights)
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as practically a life long ladera heights resident (1989), i can say that the demographics are definitely changing here. For quite some time, you always would see some non-blacks, but in the recent 5 years or so, we have seen many Whites and Mixed Families move in. A good example is the ladera center, the neighborhood's shopping center which includes a Ralphs, CVS, Fridays, Starbucks, etc. For years, the ladera center was majority black. Now everytime I am in the Ralph's there, I see more and more white families shopping there. You would never see that in the 90s or early 2000s. Times are changing. And furthermore, although Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, etc are other upscale Black neighborhoods, it has been my experience, that Ladera Heights is distinct because it's the most "western" of those communities and not as adjacent to lower-economic areas, making its more desirable and more receptive to non-Blacks. Hence, the many White families that have been moving in. That is my honest opinion as a life-long resident of Ladera Heights and Los Angeles.
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:56 AM
 
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Time to revive this thread. I am looking at an apartment in Windsor Hills, and driving through the area I mostly saw black people driving beside me, waiting at bus stops etc., and when I parked to check out the apartment complex, a black man getting into his car nearby looked at me with a somewhat surprised face (I'm an asian woman). So maybe the diversity/gentrification is not really happening as quickly as some noted. I do think it's a nice area and the price range for an apartment is right with me, being that I work in the west side, but don't want to pay minimum 1600 for a smaller/plain 1 bedroom apt.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Time to revive this thread. I am looking at an apartment in Windsor Hills, and driving through the area I mostly saw black people driving beside me, waiting at bus stops etc., and when I parked to check out the apartment complex, a black man getting into his car nearby looked at me with a somewhat surprised face (I'm an asian woman). So maybe the diversity/gentrification is not really happening as quickly as some noted. I do think it's a nice area and the price range for an apartment is right with me, being that I work in the west side, but don't want to pay minimum 1600 for a smaller/plain 1 bedroom apt.
Or maybe you are just attractive. In any case from about 1970 to 2000 the only non black lighter skinned people around were Japanese gardeners and the Asian, White or Latina wives of Black men in the area. In this day however while there is no "Black flight like there was white flight three generations ago when a senior dies and that house goes up for sale there is a greater than even chance that someone from a non Black group is buying it.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: LA, California
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Time to revive this thread. I am looking at an apartment in Windsor Hills, and driving through the area I mostly saw black people driving beside me, waiting at bus stops etc., and when I parked to check out the apartment complex, a black man getting into his car nearby looked at me with a somewhat surprised face (I'm an asian woman). So maybe the diversity/gentrification is not really happening as quickly as some noted. I do think it's a nice area and the price range for an apartment is right with me, being that I work in the west side, but don't want to pay minimum 1600 for a smaller/plain 1 bedroom apt.
It's a black area, most black people there are homeowners, some even have a few generations living under one roof or will pass it on to a family member
If you intend to move there you will be around mostly black people for the foreseeable future, if you want to move to a more diverse area there are plenty of other places in LA with a similar price range for one bedrooms (The Valley, North LA, SGV is popular with Asians etc.)
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Coincidentally the TV show Major Crimes recently had a case in the area. It started at Kenneth Hahn State Park and should have been a Sheriff's case but in any case in the end they were doing a search warrant at the white suspect's apartment in Baldwin Hills and it didn't feel wrong. While the area is mostly black white faces especially men as a few women were always around are no longer an uncommon novelty at the local parks, the Ralph's market or the Crenshaw Mall. And when I started seeing parents of white kids taking them into Windsor Hills and Baldwin Hills elementary schools about five years ago I could only conclude that white flight has reversed. Today with houses starting at $750,000 not many dual teacher families are moving in like in the 1960s when the white folk fled out of panic of their kids being raised with the children of Ray Charles.
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:52 PM
 
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It's a black area, most black people there are homeowners, some even have a few generations living under one roof or will pass it on to a family member
If you intend to move there you will be around mostly black people for the foreseeable future, if you want to move to a more diverse area there are plenty of other places in LA with a similar price range for one bedrooms (The Valley, North LA, SGV is popular with Asians etc.)
I have no problem with it being a mostly black community. I'm not really looking for a neighborhood with mostly asians or anything like that. Plus, the Valley, North LA like Burbank area, and SGV are too far for me in terms of distance from work. That's why I like the View Park-Windsor Hills area, it's safe, priced right, and great location.
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