City Terrace is defined by
its hillside homes with commanding views of the downtown skyline, the San
Gabriel Mountains, and out to the Pacific Ocean. An unincorporated part of the
City of East Los Angeles, City Terrace sits atop the southeastern San Rafael
Hills. It was first developed in the early 1920s by Walter Leimert who later
developed Leimert Park in the late 1900s. The community has a good number of impressive Spanish
Colonial Revival homes and some well-hidden streets that are so well preserved
they could be used in a 1920s Hollywood movie.
Neighborhoods: City Terrace, Hazard Park.
Terrace sits atop the southeastern San Rafael Hills. Between the 10 freeway, up
the hill, and down on the other side to Floral Dr. Right next to the 10 freeway
is California State University, Los Angeles.