Park Mesa Heights Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Park Mesa Heights is a 70-square-block neighborhood in South Los Angeles. The neighborhood forms an irregular rectangle, with an “arm” pointing off to the left. It is bordered by West Vernon Avenue to the north, South Van Ness Avenue to the east, West 76th Street and West 79th Street to the south, and South Victoria Avenue, West Boulevard, Buckler Avenue, Hillcrest Drive, and Crenshaw Avenue to the west. It is near Highways 110 (Harbor Freeway), 10 (Santa Monica Freeway), 405 (San Diego Freeway), and 105 (Century Freeway). The zip code is 90043.
The Van Ness Recreation Center serves the community with basketball and tennis courts, football, baseball, and soccer fields, a children’s play area, and picnic tables. The rec center offers after-school clubs, baseball and basketball coaching for kids and teens ages 3 to 16, and women’s aerobics.
The Angeles Mesa Branch Library is an attractive red-roofed Spanish style building with palm trees in front. It has lots of activities for kids and teens, including craft projects, poetry slams, holiday celebrations, and game days. The library also offers frequent computer classes for beginners.
Crenshaw High School has championship-winning football and basketball teams. The 2,600-student school has been featured in many movies, including Boyz n the Hood, Love & Basketball, Akeelah and the Bee, and Bring It On: All or Nothing. Famous Chrenshaw High graduates include rapper Ice T, superstar baseball player Darryl Strawberry, Olympics champion and world-record-holding runner Johnny Gray, radio host Larry Elder, basketball player, actor, and television commentator Marques Johnson, and many other well-known sports figures.