Alondra Park

Encircled by freeways, Alondra Park's green spaces and local grocers are calm within the commotion.

Alondra Park supports a subtle blend of student activity and family outings. The neighbourhood inherits its name from its village green space, a beloved community destination for skating, dribbling, fishing, and wishing. A few miles inland from Manhattan Beach and a substantially few miles more from Downtown LA, Alondra Park straddles the border between quiet residential respite and distant suburban sprawl. Three major freeways encircle Alondra Park, so covering those miles isn't too difficult with a car.

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On the Map

Alondra Park is bordered by Lawndale, Gardena, Torrance, and Hawthorne

LAX Airport: 15 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 25 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 35 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 25 minutes by car
The Grove: 35 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

A Suburban Community Far South of Downtown

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Alondra Park's quiet demeanour attracts those looking for a break from the chaos of LA's urban centre.

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Named after the park at its core, Alondra Park relishes its relaxed pace.

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Walk-up window neighbourhood eateries and ethnic markets, delis, and grocers compose the face of the community.

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Outside of its local businesses, Alondra Park's residential streets feel local, too.

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Basketball hoops wait for their patrons to practice dunking on slanted driveways.

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Lawns are neat but not overly groomed.

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Pedestrian crossing signs are common.

Alondra Park's Namesake Green Space

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The area's expansive park lent its name to the neighbourhood that now surrounds it.

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Alondra Park fills with playgrounders, point guards, fishers, and skaters during the day.

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Ledges, banks, and bowls attract intrepid crowds from beyond Alondra Park's borders.

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Whether baseball, basketball, or golf is your sport, play it in Alondra Park.

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Go on, you got this.

El Camino College In Alondra Park

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Alondra Park's community college, El Camino College, influences the neighbourhood so much that it's sometimes referred to as El Camino Village.

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The two year college offers higher learning to community members and commuting students.

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Hug it out.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighbourhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.