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A scene from the HBO show Insecure. Two people carry an orange couch outside of a building in Los Angeles. The sign on the building reads The Dunes 709.

HBO's ‘Insecure’ filming locations, mapped

The show is set in South LA, but it takes us all over the city, from Santa Monica to the Arts District

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Insecure, HBO’s hit series about a young professional woman “living, loving, and fucking up,” returns Sunday, August 12 for its third season.

In creator Issa Rae’s words, the show is about regular black millennials. But it’s also a very real depiction of life in LA—especially South Los Angeles, “an area that in classic TV and film has been portrayed as gang-ridden and violent.”

In reality, South LA is “rich with culture and extremely diverse, and it’s something that we wanted to put in the best light,” Rae tells Deadline.

Insecure excels at capturing life in Los Angeles without ever referencing green juice or yoga or aspiring actors (ahem, New York Times). We shop at Rite Aid. We eat from taco trucks. We dump our unwanted couches on the street.

In the show, we get glimpses of Windsor Hills, View Park, Inglewood, Leimert Park, mostly through establishing shots of garden apartments, strip malls, and iconic spots such as Randy’s Donuts and the Forum. Here, we’ve compiled some of the places in a handy map. (If we missed any locations, let us know in the comments.)

We’ve also produced a slew of maps documenting filming locations for some of our other favorite TV shows and movies shot in LA:

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1. Issa’s apartment

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709 N Inglewood Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302

The apartment building where Issa lives with her boyfriend plays itself IRL. The Dunes is an actual, two-story, 52-unit complex in Inglewood, where a two-bedroom rents for $1,625. Built in 1961, it looks like a lot of Los Angeles apartment buildings: a simple building that wraps around a pool or garden, palm trees out front, a stucco facade, and its name emblazoned on the facade.

An apartment building exterior used in the HBO show Insecure. The sign reads The Dunes 709. There are palm trees and grass outside of the building.

2. Windsor Hills, CA

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3. We Got Y’all office

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3351 W 43rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90008

We Got Y’all, the nonprofit where Issa works, is headquartered at the offices of the Fernando Pullman Community Arts Center, which offers free arts classes for kids, in Leimert Park Village.

The exterior of a building in Los Angeles. The sign on the building reads We Got Y’all. There is a mural with people who are carrying objects on the exterior.

4. Lawrence’s tech office

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261 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 550-4867
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Lawrence lands the tech job he wanted—the exterior of which was filmed at this office park in Downtown LA.

In the foreground is a city street in Los Angeles with cars. In the distance is a building with a flat roof and colorful columns. There are trees outside of the building. Via Google Maps

5. Mavericks Flat

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4225 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Issa raps and strategically runs into her longtime crush Daniel at Mavericks Flat, a historic music venue in Crenshaw. It used to be known as the “Apollo of the West,” because it was one of the foremost jazz, soul, and rhythm and blues venues in Los Angeles during the 1960s and ’70s.

The exterior of a building with multiple levels. The building is red. The sign on the building reads Where It’s At Maverick’s Flat. There is a street outside of the building.

6. Issa’s birthday dinner

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1036 1/2 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 935-1775
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Issa’s low-key 29th birthday is spent at Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant, one of the dozen or so stores and restaurants that line a one-block stretch of Fairfax in LA’s Little Ethiopia district, part of the Carthay neighborhood.

A row of stores and restaurants. There is a colorful sign that read Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant Market. There are trees on the sidewalk in front of the stores. Google Maps

7. The Commissary

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3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 368-3030
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Issa and Molly brunch at one of the prettiest restaurant settings in Los Angeles, the Commissary, which looks a lot like a green house. Located in the Line Hotel, the restaurant is run by celebrity chef Roy Choi.

The interior of a restaurant in Los Angeles. The ceiling and walls are glass letting in natural light. There are many hanging plants. There are people sitting at tables eating.

8. Inglewood High School

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231 S Grevillea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 680-5200

Thomas Jefferson Middle School, the fictional school where Issa works with kids through her job with the nonprofit, “We Got Y’all,” is set at Inglewood High School.

A school and a street. The sign outside of the school reads Thomas Jefferson Middle School Welcome Basketball Practice 6:30. There is a van parked outside of the school. The sign on the van reads We Got Y’all.

9. Beach Day

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After Issa learns Molly, who grew up in LA, had never been to the beach until she was an adult, Issa takes her students to the beachiest beach in all of LA: Santa Monica.

Children running across sand into the ocean on a beach in Los Angeles. There is a pier in the distance.

10. The Marquis Residence

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2501 Arlington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Molly and Issa head to this lovely old turn-of-the-century residence in West Adams for a house party. Officially named the the Auguste R. Marquis Residence, it’s known more casually as the Six Feet Under House. The city landmark was used for establishing shots for the Six Feet Under funeral home.

The exterior of a house at night. There are people outside of the house. The house has a wraparound porch and multiple floors. Via Google Maps

11. Engagement party

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627 S Carondelet St
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Molly meets her first date on an exclusive dating website at this brick-clad building. The Carondelet House was built in 1928 and is used for event rentals.

The exterior of an apartment building. The facade is red brick. There is an arched doorway and trees outside of the building entrance.

12. Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

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5006 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 934-4405
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Lawrence meets a friend at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, an LA institution.

The interior of a restaurant. There are neon signs and decorative neon elements. There are two men sitting at a table talking. A waitress is bringing the men food. Her shirt reads Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles.

13. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles

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404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 624-1000
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With its tall, cylinder-shaped towers, the glassy, futuristic hotel by architect John Portman is one of the most recognizable buildings in LA. It’s featured prominently in the background when Molly runs into an old friend outside her office in Downtown LA.

A woman is in the foreground gesturing. There is a man and a woman in back of her. In the distance is a city skyline with tall buildings and skyscrapers.

14. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

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3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 290-6636

Issa and Lawrence come out of a movie then awkwardly look at engagement rings at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, a large shopping mall that’s poised to be redeveloped and expanded as LA’s transit network grows, bringing a subway stop right next to the shops.

The exterior of a movie theater. The entrance has glass windows. There is a large sign over the entrance that reads Cinemark.

15. Pacific Coast Highway (PCH / CA-1)

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Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

To get to Malibu for Kelli’s birthday, Issa and her friends cruise down coastline-hugging Pacific Coast Highway, arguably the most beautiful highway in the U.S. When referring to the iconic highway, don’t make the mistake Molly does by calling it “The PCH.” LA locals use that prefix when referring to freeways, “The 101,” “The 5,” “The 605;” but not before PCH.

An aerial view of a highway that is on a cliff’s edge. There are colorful lights on the highway coming from the street lights and the cars.

16. ‘I taste wine’

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31727 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 889-0008
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The hills of Malibu are home to about a dozen small production wineries that host daytrippers and higher-end weddings. Kelli’s friends choose Saddlerock Ranch, perhaps best known for its safari wine tours.

Three women stand next to a table with wine glasses and wine bottles. Another woman stands on the other side of the table pouring wine into wine glasses. Anne Marie Fox/HBO

17. Church & State

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1850 Industrial St Apt 100
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 405-1434
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18. Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

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4100 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90056
(323) 298-3660
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19. Swingers

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8020 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-5858
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Los Angeles is home to a slew of awesome diners; it’s no surprise then that one makes an appearance in Insecure. In the appropriately titled episode “Hella LA,” Issa and Molly swing into Swingers, a retro, late-night spot.

Two women are sitting at adjacent tables in a restaurant. The are looking at each other. Each table has food and dishes. The wall is yellow with a large pink mural of various cow heads. Justina Mintz/HBO

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1. Issa’s apartment

709 N Inglewood Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
An apartment building exterior used in the HBO show Insecure. The sign reads The Dunes 709. There are palm trees and grass outside of the building.

The apartment building where Issa lives with her boyfriend plays itself IRL. The Dunes is an actual, two-story, 52-unit complex in Inglewood, where a two-bedroom rents for $1,625. Built in 1961, it looks like a lot of Los Angeles apartment buildings: a simple building that wraps around a pool or garden, palm trees out front, a stucco facade, and its name emblazoned on the facade.

709 N Inglewood Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302

2. Windsor Hills, CA

Los Angeles, CA 90043

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3. We Got Y’all office

3351 W 43rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90008
The exterior of a building in Los Angeles. The sign on the building reads We Got Y’all. There is a mural with people who are carrying objects on the exterior.

We Got Y’all, the nonprofit where Issa works, is headquartered at the offices of the Fernando Pullman Community Arts Center, which offers free arts classes for kids, in Leimert Park Village.

3351 W 43rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90008

4. Lawrence’s tech office

261 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
In the foreground is a city street in Los Angeles with cars. In the distance is a building with a flat roof and colorful columns. There are trees outside of the building. Via Google Maps

Lawrence lands the tech job he wanted—the exterior of which was filmed at this office park in Downtown LA.

261 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

5. Mavericks Flat

4225 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
The exterior of a building with multiple levels. The building is red. The sign on the building reads Where It’s At Maverick’s Flat. There is a street outside of the building.

Issa raps and strategically runs into her longtime crush Daniel at Mavericks Flat, a historic music venue in Crenshaw. It used to be known as the “Apollo of the West,” because it was one of the foremost jazz, soul, and rhythm and blues venues in Los Angeles during the 1960s and ’70s.

4225 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

6. Issa’s birthday dinner

1036 1/2 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
A row of stores and restaurants. There is a colorful sign that read Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant Market. There are trees on the sidewalk in front of the stores. Google Maps

Issa’s low-key 29th birthday is spent at Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant, one of the dozen or so stores and restaurants that line a one-block stretch of Fairfax in LA’s Little Ethiopia district, part of the Carthay neighborhood.

1036 1/2 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019

7. The Commissary

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
The interior of a restaurant in Los Angeles. The ceiling and walls are glass letting in natural light. There are many hanging plants. There are people sitting at tables eating.

Issa and Molly brunch at one of the prettiest restaurant settings in Los Angeles, the Commissary, which looks a lot like a green house. Located in the Line Hotel, the restaurant is run by celebrity chef Roy Choi.

3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

8. Inglewood High School

231 S Grevillea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301
A school and a street. The sign outside of the school reads Thomas Jefferson Middle School Welcome Basketball Practice 6:30. There is a van parked outside of the school. The sign on the van reads We Got Y’all.

Thomas Jefferson Middle School, the fictional school where Issa works with kids through her job with the nonprofit, “We Got Y’all,” is set at Inglewood High School.

231 S Grevillea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90301

9. Beach Day

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children running across sand into the ocean on a beach in Los Angeles. There is a pier in the distance.

After Issa learns Molly, who grew up in LA, had never been to the beach until she was an adult, Issa takes her students to the beachiest beach in all of LA: Santa Monica.

10. The Marquis Residence

2501 Arlington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018
The exterior of a house at night. There are people outside of the house. The house has a wraparound porch and multiple floors. Via Google Maps

Molly and Issa head to this lovely old turn-of-the-century residence in West Adams for a house party. Officially named the the Auguste R. Marquis Residence, it’s known more casually as the Six Feet Under House. The city landmark was used for establishing shots for the Six Feet Under funeral home.

2501 Arlington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90018

11. Engagement party

627 S Carondelet St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
The exterior of an apartment building. The facade is red brick. There is an arched doorway and trees outside of the building entrance.

Molly meets her first date on an exclusive dating website at this brick-clad building. The Carondelet House was built in 1928 and is used for event rentals.

627 S Carondelet St
Los Angeles, CA 90057

12. Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

5006 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
The interior of a restaurant. There are neon signs and decorative neon elements. There are two men sitting at a table talking. A waitress is bringing the men food. Her shirt reads Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles.

Lawrence meets a friend at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, an LA institution.

5006 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

13. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles

404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
A woman is in the foreground gesturing. There is a man and a woman in back of her. In the distance is a city skyline with tall buildings and skyscrapers.

With its tall, cylinder-shaped towers, the glassy, futuristic hotel by architect John Portman is one of the most recognizable buildings in LA. It’s featured prominently in the background when Molly runs into an old friend outside her office in Downtown LA.

404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

14. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
The exterior of a movie theater. The entrance has glass windows. There is a large sign over the entrance that reads Cinemark.

Issa and Lawrence come out of a movie then awkwardly look at engagement rings at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, a large shopping mall that’s poised to be redeveloped and expanded as LA’s transit network grows, bringing a subway stop right next to the shops.

3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

15. Pacific Coast Highway (PCH / CA-1)

Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
An aerial view of a highway that is on a cliff’s edge. There are colorful lights on the highway coming from the street lights and the cars.

To get to Malibu for Kelli’s birthday, Issa and her friends cruise down coastline-hugging Pacific Coast Highway, arguably the most beautiful highway in the U.S. When referring to the iconic highway, don’t make the mistake Molly does by calling it “The PCH.” LA locals use that prefix when referring to freeways, “The 101,” “The 5,” “The 605;” but not before PCH.

Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

16. ‘I taste wine’

31727 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Three women stand next to a table with wine glasses and wine bottles. Another woman stands on the other side of the table pouring wine into wine glasses. Anne Marie Fox/HBO

The hills of Malibu are home to about a dozen small production wineries that host daytrippers and higher-end weddings. Kelli’s friends choose Saddlerock Ranch, perhaps best known for its safari wine tours.

31727 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

17. Church & State

1850 Industrial St Apt 100, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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1850 Industrial St Apt 100
Los Angeles, CA 90021

18. Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

4100 S LA Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90056

I love this place. #latergram

A post shared by Leah Hoelscher (@leahhoelscher) on

4100 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90056

19. Swingers

8020 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Two women are sitting at adjacent tables in a restaurant. The are looking at each other. Each table has food and dishes. The wall is yellow with a large pink mural of various cow heads. Justina Mintz/HBO

Los Angeles is home to a slew of awesome diners; it’s no surprise then that one makes an appearance in Insecure. In the appropriately titled episode “Hella LA,” Issa and Molly swing into Swingers, a retro, late-night spot.

8020 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048