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I am filling these in as I go. Pretty much all of these are open to debate. If you have a better pick for one of these or have a category to add, email me.

Unique place in the South Bay

Best diner

  • The Hot N Tot - kids love the licorice rope they get for dessert

Worst intersection

  • Crenshaw and Lomita - lots of competition for this award unfortunately

Prettiest garden

  • Walking around town, I see a lot of them. Still, I'll try to pick some favorites. So far, there are a couple of great ones on Lucille I like and a beautiful rose garden on Via Madonna in the Rolling Ranchos neighborhood.

Most appealing commercial building

  • As far as potential goes, I choose the buildings at the intersection of Narbonne and Lomita. Note that I say potential. Some of them need work (and tenants!).

Quietest street

  • They made me promise I wouldn't tell!

Best burger

Best ice cream

  • Yankee Subs on Narbonne

Nicest walking area

  • Any place with trees. Since I am walking the city starting at the north, so far I liked 242nd best for walking. The Pines areas is pretty for walking, but with as much walking as I've been doing lately, the hills get tough.

Oldest house

  • According to the LA County Assessor, it's a house on Fairview in 1904. Let me know, if you know of an older one.

Best Italian restaurant

  • Black Olive (Lomita and Pennsylvania)

Best view spot

  • The south end of Eshelman Ave.

Best trees (yes, I like trees, and we have many great ones in town)

  • The pepper trees on Cypress

Worst sidewalks


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Last modified: 12/28/2017