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Old 03-24-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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Okay, so is it Los FEE-liz or Los Fe-LEEES? (which syllable is accented?)
The local non spanish speaking crowed uses the former.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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The local non spanish speaking crowed uses the former.
I tried calling it Los Fe-LEES and most of my friends who live in LA corrected me to the former... I only ask because those friends are transplants and not native to the area.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: West LA
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From my experience, the general population pronounces it Los FEE-lace. Funny, with all the Latino influence here you'd think we'd pronounce it correctly... same goes for San PEEdro.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:47 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Compared to all the areas in Los Angeles including West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. Los Feliz is nice but in my opinion not upscale. It seems upper middle class. Now of course if you go up the hill there are some really nice, expensive houses but overall upper middle class is Los Feliz.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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I'm not sure how much this helps, but I had heard good things about los feliz area as well and on a recent trip down to LA my husband and I spent a weekend driving around looking at different neighborhoods. I have to admit I wasn't terribly impressed with los feliz I think the only area that seemed nice to me was around a street called "rowena".

I should add that I preferred the santa monica area because I like the ocean! So take my opinion with a grain of salt
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I'm not sure how much this helps, but I had heard good things about los feliz area as well and on a recent trip down to LA my husband and I spent a weekend driving around looking at different neighborhoods. I have to admit I wasn't terribly impressed with los feliz I think the only area that seemed nice to me was around a street called "rowena".

I should add that I preferred the santa monica area because I like the ocean! So take my opinion with a grain of salt
Most of Rowena Ave is actually in the Silver Lake neighborhood. If coastal is your thing, I can definately see why Los Feliz might not appeal to you. I think Los Feliz mostly appeals to pre-family, middle income, urban preference individuals. The draw is a lot of hip indepent shops on Vermont and Hillhurst, as well as Griffith Park, the central location, and the proximity to the subway. It should be noted, however, that there is an affluent area to Los Feliz as well north of Los Feliz Blvd where it starts to get hilly.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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The Tudor-picturesque homes are very appealing to anyone with a taste for that genre. The homes on the winding hillside streets over on the Silverlake border are beautiful and have incredible views. It's probably a good thing that they don't appeal to 100% of all people - there aren't enough to go around as it is!
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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Yeah Northern ...er...Los Feliz reminds me a lot of Beverly Hills/Santa Monica around Montana, but it is pretty dramatic how much it shifts when LF Blvd, turns into Western. Or even south of prospect.

Los Feliz is pretty strange in that I think it is connected to some of the more dramatic turns in affluence in just a block. And although there are hipsters here, most seem to be the "trendy" i.e. "I spent a lot of money to look this cool." Rather than the Silverlake, "No, really, this is from the thrift store cool."
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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Los Feliz is upsacale and medium scale in my opinion LOL~

If you are North of Los Feliz Blvd. you are in good company, and as mentioned apartments on Los Feliz Blvd. are nice and well maintained. You are close to Silver Lake, and the Franklin Foothills area.

The only problem I have with the area is that there are not many great restaurants/stores in the immediate area. Hillhurst Ave. has a few places, but nothing outstanding in my opinion. Vermont between Hollywodd Blvd. and Los Feliz Blvd. can be "seedy" looking, but there are a few places like Palermos that that still has decent pizza and food.

The only large store in the immediate area (walking) is Albertsons on Hillhurst, but there is Glendale which offers more choices.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Below the fray
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Most folks pronounce it "loss FEE-lis"; i've heard oldtimers who make it a long "o" in Los. Never "fell-EEZ." Yes, we know it's incorrect, but that's the way it is. We don't pronounce "Los Angeles" correctly, either.

Sepulveda = si-PULL-vi-duh.
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