One thing I sorely miss about pre-COVID-19 Los Angeles is brewery hopping in the Arts District. Beyond sampling session sour ales and smoked porters, there are plenty of other activities to take part in in the formerly industrial neighborhood, from browsing contemporary galleries to dining at some of the city’s most raved-about restaurants (don’t worry, Bestia is still open for takeout!). If you’re considering a move to the Arts District and are looking for a brand new apartment to call home, here are four move-in ready options.
1. Aliso Apartments
Featuring studios, lofts and one- and two-bedroom apartments, Aliso offers luxury with an edge. There are four design packages to choose from, featuring wood-style or polished concrete flooring, framed bathroom mirrors and chic light fixtures. Expect contemporary conveniences like keyless front door entry, USB charging outlets and programmable thermostats. The community boasts state-of-the-art amenities, from co-working spaces to a sound-recording studio and heated swimming pool.
2. AMP Lofts
Location: 695 South Santa Fe Avenue
Priced from: $2,215/month
Want to give loft living a go? AMP is a collection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with private patios or balconies, walk-in closets, in-home washers and dryers, stainless steel finishes, concrete or plank flooring, and smart home technology (as per plan). The onsite amenities were designed for creative types — there’s an art workshop, gallery, clubroom, outdoor kitchen, sky deck, infinity pool and spa, dog run and fitness center.
3. The Garey Building
Developer: Alliance Residential Company
Location: 905 East 2nd Street
Priced from: $1,873/month
Blending seamlessly with the brick warehouses of the Arts District is The Garey Building, a stylish residence with studios, flats, doubles and live/work lofts. The open-concept interiors are appointed with nine-foot ceilings, wood-style flooring, stainless steel appliances, including gas stoves, quartz countertops, contemporary cabinetry and more. The Garey offers a long list of innovative amenities, including an off-leash dog park and a rooftop deck with panoramic views of DTLA, but the ground-floor restaurant and retail spaces are equally enticing — Bao Hiroo, Father’s Office and Dogdrop are all tenants.
Developer: Equity Residential
Location: 222 South Main Street
Priced from: $1,800/month
Stoa is not *technically* within the boundaries of the Arts District, but it’s pretty dang close. This Little Tokyo apartment complex is about a 10 or 15-minute walk from neighborhood delights like Mumford Brewing, the Hauser & Wirth gallery, Wurstküche, and cool-kid Japanese record bar, In Sheep’s Clothing. The spacious units are more affordably priced than others in the area but come with many of the same resort-inspired amenities, like a rooftop swimming pool and lounge, 24-hour fitness center, grilling area and dog run.