Curbed LA (www.la.curbed.com), a highly regarded real estate site has named Inglewood as the “2014 Neighborhood of the Year.” The honor is a result of the site’s annual reader voting contest to determine the Los Angeles County area neighborhood with the most interesting and progressive developments. Communities are ranked in terms of economic and social factors.
“I am proud to announce that the City of Inglewood has prevailed and been voted the Los Angeles Neighborhood of the Year for 2014,” Inglewood Mayor James Butts said. “We are....once again....the City of Champions.”
Inglewood beat out Bunker Hill, the powerful Arts District, Los Feliz, and South Park to win the coveted 2014 Curbed Cup Golden JPEG. There are a number of factors that led to Inglewood being considered by Curbed LA for the competition, Mayor Butts said, as noted by the website:
“Last year dawned with the reopening of the renovated and more-fabulous-than-ever Inglewood Forum, now run by the people who manage Madison Square Garden, and it's already the most successful large venue in Los Angeles by a huge margin, hosting nearly a third of all the arena shows in the region last year. Meanwhile, work began on the Crenshaw Line, which will have two stops in the city, and Inglewood's mayor landed a powerful seat on the Metro board, replacing Santa Monica's mayor in a significant geographic shift.”
Congratulations to Inglewood for winning this award and joining the list of Curbed’s Neighborhood of the Year award winners.
“I would like to recognize the hard work of all our City of Inglewood employees that have persevered through challenging times and maintained a high level of quality service, and positioned the City and its leaders to seize opportunities over the past 3 years,” Butts said.