Deriving its name from one of L.A.’s major thoroughfares, Crenshaw Boulevard, the neighborhood known as, Crenshaw, is a district located in the southern region of the City of Los Angeles. Known for its popular urban culture, Crenshaw is a largely residential neighborhood of single-story houses, bungalows, and low-rise condominiums. There are a few commercial buildings found along Jefferson Avenue as well as a few commercial districts around the area. While Crenshaw was originally zoned as a Whites only community, courts eventually ruled that segregation covenants in the neighborhood were unconstitutional and the area opened up to other races. By the 1970’s Crenshaw, together with Leimert Park and other neighboring areas, formed one of the largest African American communities in the western United States.
With the present population just under 30,000 residents, Crenshaw has experienced somewhat of a reverse gentrification as lower income African American and Latino residents make a mass migration to other more affordable areas like the Inland Empire; leaving the Crenshaw community open to new development. Still, Crenshaw is a long standing community with a rich SoCal history. Today locals enjoy spending their time in Crenshaw at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, which houses stores such as Victoria’s Secret, Forever 21, Sears, and Macy’s. Crenshaw is also the location of Marlton Square, the Crenshaw Shopping Centre, the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, and a new Kaiser Permanente medical office building.
Some of the most notable residents to live in Crenshaw include Tom Bradley, Baron Davis, Richard Elfman, Danny Elfman, Kenneth Hahn, Ice-T, DeSean Jackson, Dom Kennedy, Meghan Markle, Skee-Lo, Darryl Strawberry, Syd tha Kyd, and Saaphyri Windsor.
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