Los Angeles was originally named "El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles," which translates to The Town of the Queen of Angels, when it was founded by a group of 44 men, women, and children on September 4, 1781. L.A., or "La La Land," as it is fondly referred to, was captured by the United States during the Mexican War of 1846 and was incorporated as a U.S. city on April 4, 1850. The City of Angels is no longer a small Spanish colony. It currently boasts a population of nearly four million residents, making it the second-most populous city in the United States.
Los Angeles has a diverse economy with industries such as high tech, aerospace, advanced transportation, manufacturing, international trade, arts, design, entertainment, media, and many others. The city has a host of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies with plenty of job opportunities. L.A. encompasses 468.67 square miles and is the sixth-largest city by land area in the United States. Average year-round temperatures range between 48Â° and 85Â°, with warm weather from May through the middle of October. There is plenty of room for both current residents and newcomers in the city. If you're considering relocating to a new city, come to L.A., where you'll find plenty of rent-to-own opportunities.