The City of Dreams

Living In Seattle/King County
City Information

With 75 miles of coastland and beaches, 50,000 campgrounds, and countless acres of hiking trails, there are a lot of outdoor activities and things to explore. Los Angeles also has several museums, historical sites, and amusement parks to visit such as the Griffith Observatory and Universal Studios Hollywood, and there is a large music scene. 

Living In Seattle/King County
Housing

On average, AmeriCorps members pay between $450-$500/ month in rent and have up to 3 roommates. AmeriCorps members typically live in Boyle Heights,
East Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights, El Sereno), Koreatown, Echo Park, South LA (USC), Huntington Park.

Living In Seattle/King County
Transportation

AmeriCorps members receive a free LA Metro pass for the year. All City Year schools are accessible by public transportation.  Los Angeles is also a very bike friendly city. 
Useful Los Angeles Links

What to do in Los Angeles
City of Los Angeles
News & Events Calendar
SNAP: Food Assistance
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder
Farmers' Markets

Fun Things to Do

Visit the Getty Center or any museum on this list for free admission
Check out this list of 100 free and cheap things to do
Enjoy one of the many free concerts and musical performances happening around Los Angeles
Drive Mulholland Drive, the famous fifty five mile span with panoramic views of the city, ocean and mountains
Take a picnic, rent a bike or go on a hike in Griffith Park
Watch a live taping of a TV show for free. 
Put on your swimsuit and head to Santa Monica Beach for some fun in the sun
Enjoy cheap and delicious food at Venice Beach’s First Friday food trucks