by Danny Mahelka
It's hard to imagine that when A.W. Ross purchased the Miracle Mile in 1920 for $54,000, a staggering sum at the time, it was nothing more that an unpaved road. Ross was quite the visionary. He redesigned his "dirt road" with traffic in mind. Wilshire Blvd. became the first street to have designated left hand turn lanes and synchronized traffic lights. By 1928 the first major department store had moved in, Bullocks opened their doors with an amazing architectural wonder which included a parking lot in the back to offset parking issues. The rest as they say is history.
Today the Miracle Mile is an amazing vibrant hub of commercial real estate, world class museums and spectacular shopping. Of even more importance to me are the wonderful and diverse neighborhoods which have flourished in the surrounding area. If you are interested in living within closed proximity to the famed Miracle Mile give me a call and I will give you a tour of these lovely communities.