Connected to Downtown Los Angeles by the 30-mile long Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110), San Pedro is a 12-square mile community of over 83,000 residents located at the southernmost point of the City. The neighborhood includes a mix of single family homes and low-rise apartments, with a 44% homeownership rate.
Historic downtown San Pedro is just steps from the waterfront and features small town charm with a collection of family-owned businesses. The heart of San Pedro includes a mix of architecture, small local shops, hotels, restaurants, art galleries, studios, theaters, entertainment and recreation. Several restaurants, pubs and coffee houses offer outdoor dining and nightly entertainment. In the evening, the downtown streets are lit up with Tivoli Lights.
The Downtown San Pedro Arts, Culture and Entertainment District and its immediate surroundings are home to over 90 visual artists as well as restaurants, performing arts venues and art galleries. The district is anchored by the Warner Grand Theatre, a 1,500-seat historic art deco movie palace, Little Fish Theatre, which presents repertory theater in a converted garage, and the Loft Studios, a three-story warehouse with a concentration of fine artists. The District’s streets are lined with artists’ live work spaces.
During the First Thursday of every month San Pedro’s downtown businesses, restaurants, and art galleries and studios stay open late and host an unique event with free music, art and street performances.
The Historic Downtown San Pedro Local Harvest Farmers’ Market is open every Friday. The market includes local musicians performing with farm fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, gourmet specialty foods arts and crafts vendors.