Looking for an L.A. neighborhood where you can live without a car? The blog NoHoFoSho – which dubs itself “the Valley’s urban lifestyle blog” – wants to convince you that its namesake, North Hollywood, is L.A.’s premiere transit hood.
We’ve always been big NoHo boosters here at The Source. The San Fernando Valley nabe is a veritable transit hub with the Red Line and Orange Line offering Valley residents high quality rapid transit connections to the rest of L.A.
Beyond the transit services offered, the NoHo neighborhood itself defies the Valley’s suburban stereotype with mixed-use walkable streets that give residents easy access to great restaurants, bars, shopping and arts. There’s so much going on in transit oriented NoHo that we even made a guide to all of the Destination Discounts offered to Metro patrons by local businesses.
NoHoFoSho goes one step further with their multi-part series entitled Where to Go From NoHo: The Carfree Life (Part 1 and Part 2). Recently carfree writer J. Ryan has compiled a long list of L.A. neighborhoods and attractions that can be reached from North Hollywood without ever stepping foot into a private automobile. The destinations are extensive and varied, from the obvious (downtown L.A. in 30 minutes on the Red Line) to the surprising (Sunset Strip in 25 minutes).
Most destinations listed are reachable in under an hour, many in 30 minutes or less. Car driving times are provided as a point of comparison. It’s a great guide, and a compelling case for North Hollywood as the neighborhood of choice for Angelenos wanting to live without so much car in their lives.