Your Perfect L.A. Neighborhood, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Sure, L.A. real estate is among the most expensive to purchase in the nation. And renting? It’s more traumatic than joining a cult. So why not turn your house-holding future over to the cosmos by seeing which neighborhood aligns with your horoscope? (Hey, it’s worth a shot in this market.)
Capricorn (Dec. 21 – Jan. 19): Pacific Palisades
The sure-footed goat excels at a steep climb, both geographically and career-wise. So ambitious Caps should stake their claim in the pricey, cliffside community of Pacific Palisades.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): San Pedro
Water-bearers are fluid, eccentric and love the ocean (natch). So you’ll thrive in the bohemian, edgy environs of San Pedro—the up-and-coming port village that’s got a year-round craft market, lots of water-view parks and is the new home of the Growlers Six indie music festival.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20): Playa Vista
You’re creative, energetic and prone to manic enthusiasm. And, above all, a water sign. You’ll be happy in this shiny new development where you’re close to thousands of other apartment dwellers, many of them workers for the tech industry titans based here.
Aries (Mar. 21 – April 19): Downtown
You’ve got boundless energy and a stubborn refusal to take no for an answer, just ramming your head against that brick wall obstacle until it comes tumbling down. So take your golden fleece to where all the cool kids are flocking—downtown—where converted lofts and new skyscrapers are on offer aplenty.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Sherman Oaks
You’re always on the lookout for a good value, but true to practical form, you also want a dependably safe neighborhood that’s centrally located. And heaven forbid it should ever lose its value. Sherman Oaks has it all for you, from the more chichi homes closer to Ventura to the plentiful and well-priced apartments north of the 101.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Laurel Canyon
You just can’t make up your mind about what kind of life you want, can you, Gemini? Here, it’s both bucolic (rustic cabins) and super-snazzy (Mulholland Drive manses). More duality: You’ve got your choice of Sunset Boulevard nightlife and the best public elementary school in town.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Venice
Your deeply empathic nature needs to be nurtured by man-made and natural beauty, so the art galleries and beachfront of Venice give you the stimulation and serenity you need.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22): Calabasas
The lion needs the wide-open range to roam, and the rolling vistas of West Side horse country are it. You like to be the center of attention, with big homes, big land…and perhaps a big rep like your neighbors the Kardashians and Justin Bieber.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept. 22): Bel Air
You’re not the type to love crowds, or urban sprawl, or anything too messy for that matter. So the sleek lanes and tidy clipped hedges of Bel Air—along with all the perfectly maintained appearances money can buy—is your idea of heaven.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 21): Silverlake
Your mind goes a million miles a minute, you’re charming and artistic and you crave balance. That’s why the quicksilver trends of Silverlake—a crafts fair one weekend, a hot new restaurant the next—will appeal to your desire to experience a little bit of everything.
Scorpio (Oct. 22 - Nov. 21): Hollywood
You’ve got laser-like focus, ambition and charisma. That’s why you’ll feel right at home in this neighborhood where every day’s a choice between major studios and dive bars…the first step is yours.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Los Feliz
Architectural marvels and Griffith Park—those are the kinds of big statements a Sag appreciates, and they’re the draws in this community. Luckily, the handsome property prices in this area are no problem, since stretching your means is part of your optimistic, live-life-to-the-fullest worldview.