Its own city on the southskirts of LA, Lynwood's produce markets and plazas bespeak Latino roots.

Less than fifteen miles from Los Angeles, Lynwood fosters strong community ties and celebrates its robust Latino culture. Produce markets and panaderias pepper the area's quiet streets while crowds tend to gather in Lynwood's commercial hub, Plaza Mexico. So long as you have a little time, getting into and out of LA is easy—catch the Lynwood Trolley to the nearest Metro station.

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On the Map

Lynwood is bordered by Florence-Graham, Compton, Paramount, South Gate, Willowbrook, Watts, and South LA

LAX Airport: 15 minutes by car or 45 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 30 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 25 minutes by car
The Grove: 30 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Residential and Removed from Central LA

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Welcome to Lynwood, a city in south Los Angeles County with its very own water tower.

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From its culinary offerings to its Spanish language signage, Lynwood's Latino community enlivens the area.

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Shopping plazas and suburban amenities help define Lynwood's public landscape.

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Owning a car is easy in this south-of-the-city suburban refuge.

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Plaza Mexico: More Than a Shopping Mall

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Plaza Mexico reflects and celebrates Lynwood's cultural heritage.

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Outdoor squares, fountains, and kiosks complement Plaza Mexico's diverse array of shopping and dining options.

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Boutiques specialising in Quinceañera dresses share Plaza Mexico with familiar shoe stores and pastry bakeries famous for Mexican-inspired flavours.

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Plaza Mexico serves as a community hub and a convenient commercial destination.

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Wholesome Lifestyles In Lynwood

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A residential respite less than 15 miles south of Los Angeles, Lynwood's park spaces cater to the numerous families that call the area home.

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Green space and blue swimming pools add to Lynwood's repertoire of wholesome amenities.

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Lynwood: A Walk Along Its Residential Streets

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Little Tikes playsets and the remnants of hopscotch chalk colour the landscape of Lynwood's single-story homes and two-story apartment complexes.

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In Lynwood, backyards are big enough for little dogs.

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In Lynwood, fences invite you in instead of shutting you out.

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In Lynwood, neighbours say hello.

To and From Lynwood

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The Lynwood Trolley connects with the LA Metro bus and rail lines.

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It only takes a simple commute to reach the centre of Los Angeles.


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.