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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesLos Angeles · 1 month ago

Why is the address of many cities in LA labeled Los Angeles, instead of their city name?

For example, I did a job in Culver City, but the address was under "Los Angeles, CA" not under "Culver City, CA"


4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    It's pretty common for the postal address to be the major city rather than a smaller city in a metropolitan area. This is because the sorting center is supplied by the major city.

  • 1 month ago

    Because you might have thought you were in Culver City, but you were in the City of Los Angeles.  If you were in Culver City, the address would have been Culver City. 

    The Palms, Westwood, Mar Vista, Cheviot Hills, Baldwin Hills, and everything around Culver City is the part of incorported City of Los Angeles not part of another incorporated city. 

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There are many small cities and unincorporated areas that are completely surrounded by the City of Los Angeles.  Zip code boundaries don't always match up with city limits, so those areas are served by post offices in LA.

  • 1 month ago

    Some cities are no longer incorporated as separate cities. They become part of LA, so the exact address reflects this. Areas like cheviot hills and parts of Beverly Hills are incorporated into LA.

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