By Danny Mahelka
I live and work in the Greater Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles. One of the many things I enjoy about this area is the diversity of lifestyle choices all within a short distance of each other. When you consider that there are people living in luxury high rise condos on the Wilshire Corridors and their lifestyle is a very fast-pace urban experience, while only a few blocks away there are families in the Carthay Circle area enjoying a suburban neighborhood lifestyle where everyone knows each other, its actually quite amazing. There really is something for everyone.
I have clients who want a small town atmosphere, with all of the advantages of big city life. This is entirely possible in the Greater Miracle Mile area. You can attend a block party where the entire neighborhood meets in the street to barbecue and celebrate only to drive less than ten minutes to find the most exclusive shops, restaurants, and theatres on the west coast.
As I said, this is just one of the advantages of the area that I live, work and play in, but you have to admit, it's a good one.
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.