Miracle Mile Homes For Sale


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Miracle Mile, Los Angeles

The Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, California, is bordered by the Fairfax District on the north, Hancock Park on the northeast, West Los Angeles (Carthay Square, Little Ethiopia, South Carthay, and Wilshire Vista) on the south and southwest, and Carthay Circle on the west. The district’s boundaries are roughly 3rd Street on the north, Highland Avenue on the east, San Vicente Boulevard on the south, and Fairfax Avenue on the west. Major thoroughfares include Wilshire and Olympic Boulevards, La Brea and Fairfax Avenues, and 6th Street. The district’s ZIP codes are 90036 and parts of 90019.

The Wilshire strip attracts and serves automobile traffic as well as pedestrian shoppers. When initially developed, major retailers such as Desmond’s, Silverwood’s, May Co., Coulter’s, Mullen & Bluett, Myer Siegel, and Seibu spread down Wilshire Boulevard from Fairfax to La Brea. The architecture of the buildings has larger, bolder, simpler signage and longer buildings in a larger scale.  The Miracle Mile building forms are driven by the stylistic language of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne.

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The 1939 Streamline Moderne May Company Building marks the western border of the Miracle Mile and “Museum Row”.

The Miracle Mile became one of Los Angeles’s most desirable areas. Acclaimed as “America’s Champs-Élysées,” this stretch of Wilshire near the La Brea Tar Pits was named “Miracle Mile” for its improbable rise to prominence. Although the preponderance of shopping malls and the development in the 1960s of financial and business districts in downtown and Century City lessened the Miracle Mile’s importance as a retail and business center, the area has retained its vitality thanks to the addition of several museums and commercial high-rises.


Museum Row


The Miracle Mile contains the most museums in all of Southern California.  Notably it contains The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Petersen Automotive Museum, A+D Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum, George C. Page Museum, and La Brea Tar Pits pavilions, among others, create “Museum Row” on the Miracle Mile. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), designed by Renzo Piano, will be in the Wilshire May Company building and a new contemporary structure for theaters.


Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449