Our association was founded in 1982 as the Sugar Hill Neighborhood Watch in the historic West Adams district, just south and west of downtown, near the Ray Charles historic Recording Studio (RPM) on Washington Boulevard.
In 2000 we changed our name to West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association to reflect the broader scope of our history. We are one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles, bordered by the Santa Monica Freeway (to the South), Washington Blvd. (to the North), Western Ave. (to the West) and Normandie Ave (to the East). (See map at left.) We share the Harvard Heights HPOZ, one of many in West Adams.
West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill is a historically rich section of West Adams. According to both the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, it is one of the best kept secrets in the City of Los Angeles. With its stately old homes that recall an earlier century, it is a diverse community within the inner city that is continually changing with Angelo, Latino, Asian and African-American residents. We have a very active neighborhood association with many projects.
A few of the amazing homes in our neighborhood.