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Commuting Through DTLA From WREN Apartments

It’s no secret that getting around the city usually tops the lists of concerns for people who are on the hunt for DTLA apartments. It’s understandable since Los Angeles just so happens to be the second most populated city in the United States, and getting from point A to point B can sometimes be a pretty involved endeavor. But, we at WREN are here to put those concerns to rest. Because of our central location, we’ve cracked the code on how to easily commute through DTLA!

Commuter Express 431 and 437

The Commuter Express program

The Commuter Express program is an incredibly convenient and quick way to get to and from downtown and other major LA spots. A Commuter Express bus limits the number of stops it makes so you have more of a straight shot to your destination. Two popular routes are just a few minutes from WREN’s DTLA apartments. Route 437 runs between downtown and Culver City and is easily accessed on Grand and Pico. The 431 stop is on Venice and Grand and runs from downtown to Palms.

Santa Monica Expo Line

The Santa Monica Expo Line

The Santa Monica Expo Line is a new light rail system that allows you to get from DTLA out to Santa Monica in under an hour! If an hour commute from DTLA to Santa Monica sounds like a long time then you’re obviously not from LA. During rush hour, this drive can sometimes take up to two hours. A public transportation service that can get out to the Santa Monica Pier in under an hour has long been awaited, and residents of DTLA are thrilled that they can finally ride the Santa Monica Expo Line.

7th Street/Metro Center

The LA County Metro Rail System

The LA County Metro Rail System consists of two subway lines and four light rail lines. The Blue, Red and Purple lines are all served from the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in the Financial District. The Blue Line is a light rail route, while the Red and Purple are both subway routes. The Blue Line runs between DTLA and Long Beach, the Red Line goes from downtown to North Hollywood, and the Purple Line runs between downtown and Koreatown. Our DTLA apartments are just 10 minutes from the 7th Street/Metro Center Station!


The DASH bus service

The DASH bus service is a great way to make your way through the various downtown neighborhoods. The purpose of the program is to provide a more localized bus service. Buses mainly serve their own individual neighborhoods but will feed into other major transportation services like the Metrolink and Metro Rail System. There are several DTLA routes to choose from:

  • Little Tokyo/City West,
  • Chinatown/Financial District
  • Union Station/South Park
  • City West/Fashion District
  • Financial District/Exposition Park/USC

Many of the DASH stops are less than a 10-minute walk from WREN’s DTLA apartments including Hill and Pico, Olive and Pico, Los Angeles and 12th, and Figueroa and Pico.

At WREN, we listen to what matters most to our residents. We make sure they have everything they need to feel productive and fulfilled. We can do this for you as well! A location that’ll make your commute a breeze is the tip of the iceberg at WREN.

We have other amenities and features that will meet all your professional, social and health needs. As a tenant, you get access to a business center and conference room with free WIFI, a private fitness center you can visit at your leisure, and community spaces that give you the opportunity to connect with friends, family and neighbors. And, of course, our apartment floor plans and finishes are designed to maximize space, comfort and functionality.

You deserve to live in DTLA apartments that complement your lifestyle! Get in touch with WREN Apartments!

L.A. Live – Right Around the Corner From WREN’s DTLA Apartments

As one of the luxury apartments in DTLA, we’re proud to be situated in one of the most exciting neighborhoods – South Park, LA. We’ve watched it develop into a hotbed of fun where there’s truly something for everyone. One gem in DTLA that you must definitely check out, and one we’re thrilled to be right around the corner from, is LA Live – the self-proclaimed most entertaining place on the planet. It’s a huge entertainment complex, complete with some amazing restaurants and bars, some fantastic music venues, movie theaters – all sorts of amazing fun. If you ever find yourself in South Park and you’re looking for something to do, make sure to check out LA live, right around the corner from WREN’s DTLA apartments.

STAPLES Center Arena

Get Some Great Food

We know that the area is chock full of some spectacular dining options. Here are just a couple of our favorites at LA Live.

  • At Live Basil Pizza, you’re served only the freshest pizza. How do you know that it’s really fresh? It’s made right in front of you.
  • Tom’s Urban is a great spot for gathering up your friends, getting some drinks and sharing some locally sourced bites.
  • For fancier fare, try hitting up Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. A scrumptious steak with some tasty wine is the perfect way to prepare for watching a game or show.


LA Live - South Park neighborhood

LA Live is an entertainment hub for the South Park neighborhood, just like LA is an entertainment hub for the entire country. Here’s some of the best spots for a musical experience at LA live.

●    The Conga Room

  • A world famous music venue house in LA Live co-owned by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, WillI.am, among others, the Conga Room severs amazing Pan-Latin Cuisine and live entertainment in the styles of salsa and world-beat, rock en Español, jazz, urban, R&B, and pop/rock.

●    The Novo

  • Once known as club Nokia, the Novo adopted it’s new name in march 2016. An indoor club with 2,300 capacity, it’s the go-to spot in South Park, LA for seeing bigger touring acts in both music and comedy.

●    Microsoft Theater

  • Similarly to the Novo, Microsoft Theater was formerly known as the Nokia theater – it’s a 7,000+ person auditorium which holds one of the largest stages in the country. It’s home to massive award shows like the ESPY’s, AMAs, and the Emmys and it’s the #1 spot in LA to see massive touring acts, aside from the Staples Center across the street.

●    The Grammy Museum

  • If Music History is of interest to you, then you’ll love the Grammy Museum at LA Live. The Museum has four floors full of musical artifacts, along with interactive touchscreens, recording booths, and instrument stations to allow for hands on learning throughout. Since opening in 2008, the museum has hosted all sorts of exhibits that pay tribute to music’s rich cultural history, along with over 300 public educational programs.


Happy hour is serious business at LA Live. Many spots do both afternoon and late night happy hours (add that to the list of perks at WREN’s DTLA apartments). So, if you find yourself craving cheap food and drinks before or after dancing or rocking out all night, just remember that you’ll have some epic happy hour options to choose from! Here are a couple of our favorites at LA Live –

  • Triple 8
    • Happy Hour (3PM – 7PM) & Late Night Happy Hour (10PM – 2AM)
    • $4 – $8 food menus, and $6 signature cocktails.
    • See the Menu Here.
  • Tom’s Urban
    • Monday – Friday 3PM – 6 PM
      • Booze + bites start at just $3 at 3 pm and prices rise every hour
    • Sunday – Thursday late night 10PM – 1AM
      • Booze + bites start at $5 at 10 pm and prices go down every hour
    • See the Menu Here
  • Katsuya
    • Monday – Friday from 5PM – 7PM
      • Discounted cocktails and appetizers
    • See the menu here


When it comes to a movie watching experience, you can’t help but have high expectations. After all, we’re close to Hollywood, the birthplace of modern cinema. Fortunately, South Park DTLA is likewise the forefront of movie theater technology.

  • The RealD Premiere Cinema allows you to enjoy 3D like a celebrity. This theater boasts 774 stadium seats, a private green room, and an elegant lobby and staircase. It’s no surprise that movie premiers are often held here.
  • If you want to step it up a notch, then 4DX is where it’s at. Regal utilizes special effects and motion seats, giving you an evening more intimate experience of the film you’re watch.
  • Barco projects films onto panoramic screens that wrap around you. There theaters also include special sound design, which combined with the screen, makes you feel as though you’re in the world of the move, not separate from it. It’s a truly futuristic experience.

fantastic aspects of South Park LA

Thanks to LA Live, and to many of the other fantastic aspects of South Park LA, residents of WREN’s DTLA apartments get to take advantage of an exciting and dynamic neighborhood every day. And, when they leave the hustle of the outside world, they have the opportunity to retreat to world all their own.

Are you ready to live in one of the most engaging and exciting neighborhoods in DTLA? Check out WREN’s DTLA apartments today!