Walk Score in Thai Town
Thai Town is part of East Hollywood, in the northern area of Los Angeles, California. Many ethnic enclaves make up East Hollywood, including adjacent Little Armenia, and Los Feliz. Thai Town is named for the many Thai Americans that make their home here, and the Thai shops and numerous restaurants, along Hollywood Boulevard in this 6-block area. These businesses give Thai Town its cultural flavor and business like the Thai supermarket that provide specialty food items and a Thai dessert shop, with delicious Thai treats available, are unique to the neighborhood. Locals can walk to this area to sample Thai delicacies and enjoy shops and restaurants to take in the local cultural flavor. Residential areas surround the busy commercial street fronts, and more exclusive residential areas farther away from major arteries and businesses are located to the north of the community, towards the hills. You can enjoy walking in this area to explore the shops and restaurants on Hollywood Boulevard, or take a quiet stroll through residential areas. The weather is warm and sunny year around, and there is seldom need to be concerned about inclement weather when traveling on foot.
Terrain in Thai Town
The main parts of Thai Town are flat and streets follow a grid pattern around commercial areas, such as Hollywood Boulevard, and where denser residential housing, including apartments and multi-family complexes cluster near busy sections of the neighborhood. Farther back from main roads and towards the hills, houses become larger and terrain hillier, with winding roads. The commercial Thai Town district features some ethnic architecture, including two Thai folklore-inspired statues marking the entrance to the area, and the decorated facade to the large supermarket located here, with colorful garlands and a Buddha image. Around busy thoroughfares such as Hollywood Boulevard, there is lots of pedestrian and vehicle traffic to watch out for. The Hollywood Freeway along the west border of the community also contributes to noise and creates an impediment to pedestrians on the western border of Thai Town. There are plenty of sidewalks and pedestrian ways separate from roads, but because this area is very busy, you will want to be careful to keep your dog secure on-leash and make sure he is accustomed to the neighborhood's sights and sounds if you venture out in the area
Greenways in Thai Town
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Located adjacent to Thai Town in Little Armenia, the Barnsdall Arts Park provides public access to a park with galleries, programs for youth, and other locals, and the opportunity to enjoy art exhibits. The park has open spaces, trees, and trails to enjoy, and you can view or participate in art projects featured in the park. Dogs must be kept in certain areas, and on-leash. Just north of Thai Town, the Ferndell Trail can be accessed. This trail leads north into Griffith Park. This short trail features changes in elevation and amazing views along a stream with tropical plants and shady Sycamore trees. Even when other spaces in the area have turned brown from arid conditions, this area tends to remain green and lush. There is even a cafe at the top of the trail, where you can stop for refreshments. You can continue on to Griffith Observatory and the park and access large natural areas with lots of trails and rougher terrain for adventurous hikers, and their canine companions. Nearby there is a natural area with an outdoor stairway referred to as the “Stairs to Hollywood Boulevard” this is a great place in the neighborhood to go for a jog and run off some of your pup's extra energy!