Created as a “city within a city,” Century City in Los Angeles is 0.7 square miles of commerce, residents, and old-Hollywood history. Once a back lot for 20th Century Fox Studios, the land was sold to developers in 1963, when the studio was at risk of collapsing under the financial weight of its flop Cleopatra.
Today, there are many prominent buildings and lots of office space housing industry sectors in Century City, from legal and financial to professional and retail services. The close-knit residential and business community is bordered by the upscale neighborhoods of Westwood to the west; Rancho Park, Beverlywood and Cheviot Hills to the south; and Beverly Hills to the east and north.
The residents who can afford to live in Century City are wealthy, earning a median yearly income of $652,007. In addition to these affluent customers, businesses can cater to visitors and tourists who come from all over to do business and shop in Century City. Besides the countless photo shoots, movie and television scenes and more that take place in Century City, people come to see movies, visit the Annenberg Space for Photography museum, eat at trendy restaurants and attend special events.
Here are some pluses for businesses located in Century City:
- If being green is important, you can ask to be shown business buildings with LEED certification for being a Green Building.
- Century City is 25 minutes from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) and has been approved to be a stop on the new Purple Line on the Los Angeles Metro Rail System.
- The annual Women of Achievement (WOA) dinner spotlights six women business leaders nominated by the community and given awards through the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council (WBC).
- There are hundreds of restaurants in Century City and in the Century City mall where you can entertain clients.
- 50,000 people come to work in Century City each weekday, so there are plenty of networking opportunities.
- The Century City Chamber Council creates opportunities for businesses to foster relationships through a variety of committees such as arts, health, real estate, and more.
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