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A Neighborhood Guide to the Coolest Places to Live, Dine and Explore in Hollywood Park and Inglewood

From Football Games at SoFi Stadium to the Newest Apartment Communities in the Area, Here’s Exactly What to Do in This Pocket of LA

Once the home of the Hollywood Park racetrack, the new sports and entertainment destination of the same name in Inglewood has quickly become one of the top entertainment hotspots in the country. With the recent addition of the gorgeous SoFi Stadium in 2020, the area has undergone a massive renovation, bringing in new businesses and residents to one of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods. Spanning nearly 300 acres, this massive multi-purpose hub is home to everything from incredible live-entertainment venues and new restaurants to shopping districts and modern sustainable housing, creating a whole new cutting edge area right in the heart of LA. The only problem: With so much going on, where does one begin? We’ve got you covered. Read on to hear about what this up-and-coming area has to offer.



Hollywood Park Residences

The Wesley

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Not only is Hollywood Park a great place to spend an evening or enjoy the day, but it’s also a wonderful place to live! The Wesley’s gorgeous, indoor-outdoor residences allow guests to experience luxurious living while also enjoying first-class amenities. Among them, a full fitness studio, multiple lounge areasincluding their stunning rooftop pool and spa area, offering unparalleled views of the Hollywood Park Lakeand even an outdoor theater. The Wesley’s apartments live up to the amenities as well, offering up varying layouts to meet any and all lifestyles. The units allow guests to connect with the gorgeous, surrounding natural scenery via tons of access to natural light, open floor plans and modern boho-inspired decor. Designed with LA’s young, urban professionals in mind, The Wesley has already proved to be a beloved addition to the Hollywood Park community.


The Crosby

Adding to the growing list of wonderful residential spaces in Hollywood Park is none other than The Crosby: a beautiful, newly added midcentury-inspired apartment community designed with liveable luxury at every turn. Each residence aims to accommodate guests’ personal and professional needs. With private outdoor spaces, spacious balconies, sprawling floor plans and each residence oozing with a warm yet sleek midcentury aesthetic, it’s easy to see why The Crosby has quickly become one of the neighborhood’s most desirable living locations. Add in their array of amenities–including an outdoor lounge area, a pool area and quick access to Hollywood Park’s dozens of shopping and dining conceptsand The Crosby is the destination for those looking to live in the heart of one of Los Angeles’ most happening areas.



Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

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Nearly every neighborhood in Los Angeles needs its own one-of-a-kind, local coffee shop, and Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen more than fits the bill. Owned and operated by LA locals, Hilltop is more than just a coffee shopit’s an anchoring point for the entire Inglewood community, providing a place where locals and visitors alike can gather and enjoy a delicious meal, cup of coffee or pastry. Featuring everything from incredible breakfast sandwiches to fresh and fragrant acai bowls as well as fresh-pressed juice and coffee, Hilltop gives its patrons everything they need to embrace the area and tackle the day ahead.

Local Insight: Another hip coffee haven coming to the area is Red Bay Coffee! This coffee shop will open in the Hollywood Park community.


Cork & Batter

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Just like every LA neighborhood needs a local coffee shop to call home, each one also needs a happening spot to grab dinner and drinks on the weekends, and Cork & Batter eagerly takes on that challenge and delivers. Equal parts rooftop bar, elegant restaurant and happening events space, Cork & Batter offers up that coveted blend of luxurious yet approachable and elegant yet outrageously fun. With an expansive menu serving up everything from decadent pasta dishes to perfectly cooked and freshly prepared burgers and sandwiches, Cork & Batter rises above when it comes to fueling the community.


Two Hommés

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It’s no secret that a lot of Los Angeles’ thriving foodie scene can be attributed to the diverse array of cultures that meet and melt together in this one-of-a-kind city. Inglewood is no exception, as evidenced by the exceptional chefs and staff at one of the area’s most beloved restaurants: Two Hommés. This Afro-centric eatery brings authentic, African-inspired cuisine to the heart of LA, serving up everything from spicy and herbaceous Ghanaian jollof rice to savory braised beef short ribs. Add in a bit of citrus via their extensive drink menu and you have a meal that is nothing short of uniquely incredible, making Two Hommés a true hidden gem in the heart of LA.


Three Weavers Brewing Company

With the original tasting room in Inglewood and another set to open in Hollywood Park, Three Weavers Brewing Company is taking the area by storm with craft brews and bites from local food trucks! Stop by the original location or the new Hollywood Park tasting room and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and over a dozen regular and seasonal brews available on draft. You’ll find communal indoor seating as well as a spacious outdoor beer garden and patio area. Plus, Three Weavers is a pet-friendly establishment, so feel free to bring along your well-mannered pup!


Sunday Gravy

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Rounding out our list of our favorite dining options in Inglewood is none other than Sunday Gravy. This quaint Italian pastaria was created with quality in mind and delivers on this by offering up some of the finest, hand-crafted pasta dishes in the city. They also are committed to embracing the local community and source their ingredients and bread from local artisans, agrarians and bakeries, ensuring that their meals are both authentically Italian and authentically Los Angeles. 



Rams and Chargers Games at SoFi Stadium

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When it comes to live entertainment, there’s nothing quite like hearing the roar of a crowd as their home team triumphs on the field, and at SoFi stadium, fans of two different yet equally passionate NFL bases call the state-of-the-art venue home. Whether you are a devout supporter of either the Chargers or the Rams, a lover of the game of football, or simply just looking to enjoy one of the nation’s most beloved sports at one of its best venues, then add a game at SoFi Stadium to your must-do list. Packed to the brim with first-class amenities, seating and atmosphere, SoFi is one of the very best in the business when it comes to live sports.

Local Insight: The area’s newest arena, the Intuit Dome, will be the new home of the LA Clippers and is set to open for the 2024-2025 season!


Live Show at the YouTube Theater

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If attending an NFL game at SoFi doesn’t quite pique your interest, then perhaps a concert or live show at its equally impressive theatrical counterpart will do the trick. The sister venue to SoFi and located beneath the same beautiful sloping canopy rooftop, the YouTube Theater is the new, premier destination for live entertainment and music in Los Angeles. Hosting some of the biggest A-list artists in the world as well as an array of up-and-coming acts, the YouTube Theater is nothing short of world-class and is well worth the trip to Hollywood Park.


Movie at Cinepolis

Looking to unwind with one of LA’s oldest and most beloved ways to spend an evening? Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas Inglewood is the best place to recline, grab some popcorn and experience the latest box-office hit on the big screen. Cinepolis is not your typical movie theater. Known for its one-of-a-kind dine-in, luxury theaters that are equipped with reclining chairs, seatside service and high-quality dining and beverage options, Cinepolis is nothing short of awesome. And now at Hollywood Park, you can take in LA’s first IMAX dine-in theater and enjoy the movies like never before.

Local Insight: Looking to get your steps in after the movie? Take a leisurely walk around the six-acre lake that fronts SoFi Stadium!


Residency Art Gallery

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Residency Art Gallery in Inglewood stands out as a significant Black-owned commercial art gallery, with a mission to serve and reflect the communities of color in Los Angeles. It is a vibrant space that showcases contemporary artists who create work with and for their own communities, telling rich and diverse stories that resonate with the history, identity, and resilience of these communities​. The gallery’s next exhibition, Ask Your Ma About ‘89—which marks artist Larry Li’s first solo show in Los Angeles—will be opening Friday, November 17th, with an opening reception from 6-9pm. Stop by to see the third installment of The New Contemporaries, which is Residency’s flagship exhibition series that features work from 18 emerging artists from across the US.


Browsing at The Salt Eaters Bookshop

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The Salt Eaters Bookshop is one of our favorite shopping experiences when we visit Inglewood. This one-of-a-kind independent bookshop embraces literature of all kinds with an emphasis on progressive books, comics and magazines, channeling the spirit of this vibrant and diverse neighborhood. The shop is quaint, filled with passionate connoisseurs and is a true gathering place for the community.

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