Palms, Westside, Los Angeles, CA

Palms (originally “The Palms”), one of the oldest, densely populous and highly discrete community in the Westside district of Los Angeles. In 1915, Palms was annexed to Los Angeles.

There are no official boundaries rationed to Palms but its surrounded from northwest of Culver City, south of Cheviot Hills and Beverlywood, southeast of Rancho Park, west of Mid-City and northeast of Mar Vista.

Since Palms is heavily populous, 42,545 inhabitants were counted in the US 2000 census which raised to 45,475 by 2008. Population density of 21,983 people per square mile makes it most densely populated and most diverse neighborhood in Los Angeles. Breakdown of population is as follows; 38.3% white, 20.2% Asian, 12.2% African-American, 23.4% Latino, and 5.9% from other races with the median household income $50,684.

Palms is primarily a residential area, with a large number of apartment buildings, ribbons of commercial zoning and a quiet single-family residential area. Highest percentage in the city 92% of the population there are renters with only 8% owners.

Palms’ diversity is reflected by its landmarks such as Religious sites include the complexes of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness on Watseka Avenue and the Iranian-American Muslim Association of North America (IMAN) on Motor Avenue.Palms is house of Indian and Pakistani businesses and restaurants, Brazilian-oriented restaurants and shops and a nightclub. Museum of Jurassic Technology, a research institute, and Center for Land Use Interpretation are serving the neighborhood.

45.9% inhabitants has a four-year degree, a high figure in the city as a whole. The neighborhood has the highest percentage of youth aged 19 to 34. The schools within Palms are as follows: Clover Avenue Elementary School, Palms Elementary School, Palms Middle School, Magnolia Science Academy and Charnock Road Elementary School. Some private schools are; Redeemer Baptist Elementary School, Le Lycée de Los Angeles, Saint Augustine Elementary School and New World Montessori School K-6.

Woodbine Park, a small pocket park with picnic tables, a basketball court, and a children’s play area is located in Palms. A recreation center with an auditorium, barbecue pits, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play room, a community room, and picnic tables also served the inhabitants of Palms.