Wilshire Vista is a sub-area in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, California. Mid-Wilshire is a densely populated residential neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. Its commercial and public-use areas also make it the site of world-class museums and research centers and of widely known shopping districts and restaurants. Mid-Wilshire is notable as the most diverse neighborhood or city in Los Angeles County, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Mapping L.A. survey, containing an almost even proportion of whites, Asians, Hispanics and blacks. Mid-Wilshire is the home to three secondary schools, an adult school, and seven other schools. A city park is dedicated to the memory of World War I servicemen. There is a hospital and medical center in the neighborhood’s southwest corner.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Page Museum, Hancock Park and the La Brea Tar Pits on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and Curson avenues. The Miracle Mile, a commercial strip on Wilshire Boulevard east of Fairfax Avenue designed in the 1920s by developer A. W. Ross to attract and serve automobile traffic rather than pedestrian shoppers. Petersen Automotive Museum, on the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. One of the world’s largest automobile museums, the Petersen is a nonprofit organization specializing in automobile history and related educational programs.