The largely suburban and industrial Gateway Cities of Los Angeles County in Southern California make up the southeastern portion of the county, lying between the City of Los Angeles proper and the border of the county with Orange County.
The South Bay region of Los Angeles County in Southern California has many of the fine beaches of its neighboring areas on the West Side, with a wide variety of atmospheres, from high-end and yuppified to still-expensive beach raffish.
Greater Wilshire is an area of Los Angeles. Its boundaries are Melrose Avenue/Hollywood to the north, La Cienega Blvd/West Hollywood to the west, the 10 Freeway to the south, and Hoover Street/Westlake to the east.
The Eastside of Los Angeles includes the unincorporated communities of East LA and City Terrace, and the Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and El Sereno neighborhoods of Los Angeles proper, just east of Downtown.
Northwest Los Angeles is a region of the city that roughly comprises the neighborhoods of East Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Elysian Park and Westlake/MacArthur Park, as well as the spacious Griffith Park.
Anchoring the Westside of Los Angeles County, Santa Monica is a beachfront city popular with tourists for its expansive beach and its famous pier, which are among the most popular coastal attractions in SouthernCalifornia.