LA’S OLDEST SUBURB IS ONE OF THE CITY’S MORE AFFORDABLE PLACES TO LIVE.
- 148 Shops
- 22 Fitness options
- 87 Restaurants
- 24 Grocery stores/markets
- 3 Banks
- 18 Nightlife options
What Living in Lincoln Heights like?
Lincoln Heights is a small neighborhood four miles east of downtown Los Angeles. As the oldest suburb of the city (it was founded in the 1830s), the community is home to grand Victorian-style homes built by its early residents. By the early 20th century it had become the core of Southern California’s Italian-American population. It’s been gradually gentrifying in recent years but is still an affordable place to live.
You’ll find some basic shopping and grocery stores all within walking distance given the neighborhood’s size. The landmark Lincoln Park provides a good spot to have a picnic, lounge by its lake, or let the kids run around.
Burbank: 10 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 55 minutes by transit
Century City: 14.2 miles / 45-85 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 4.9 miles / 15-40 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 19.9 miles / 50-90 minutes by car / 90-120 minutes by transit
The Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program
In affiliation with: USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute
Description: The Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program (LHTP) serves more than 1,000 local children and teens, grades K-12th, through various educational and college preparation programs. The LHTP helps at-risk students excel in school, prepare for college and become positive role models and leaders in their communities. Volunteers must complete a background check, tuberculosis screening and program training and orientation.
When: Monday through Friday
Accepting Volunteers: Yes — Open to Keck School of Medicine of USC students, faculty and staff, especially those with Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese language skills.
Contact Person: Dennis Ortega