I hope you bought your house while the area is still affordable. I owned a house there for 24 years on little 6th Avenue, one of the nicest streets in *old* Leimert Park. The houses are gorgeous, especially if they haven't been remuddled. The tile in my two bathrooms and kitchen was beautiful, including a Bachelder fireplace. My street had mostly single professional women with children, a college professor, a teacher, a couple of lawyers, some retirees, an LAUSD cop. The apartments in the area are nice as well, very spacious and gracious. My house was broken into once during the time I lived there. Security cameras aren't a bad idea, no matter what neighborhood you live in. The neighborhood is really well located, between USC and Culver City and is especially convenient now with the Expo line and by 2018 the line that will travel down Crenshaw to the airport. The neighborhood schools aren't the greatest except for sports, but I sent my kids to magnets. There's a wonderful music scene in LP Village with the World Stage and the Vision Theatre. A lot of the jazz clubs have closed, alas. There's even a Farmer's Market now (we used to have a food coop, The Jefferson Community Buyers Club). My kids love that they grew up in Leimert Park. Now I'm getting all nostalgic.