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Gritty but cool, Echo Park has a terrific location in the middle of some great neighborhoods
Studio / 1 BR
50% Complete
2,000
2 Bedrooms
69% Complete
2,775
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,995
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete
N/A

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Creatives
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 150 Shops
  • 34 Fitness options
  • 92 Restaurants
  • 28 Grocery stores/markets
  • 5 Banks
  • 34 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Echo Park has an above average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Echo Park LIKE?

This hilly, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood just northwest of Downtown Los Angeles has gone through the gentrification that's become de rigueur among the areas radiating out from Downtown. Once the scene of gang violence in the 1990s, it's become a hipster haven and declared one of the city's coolest areas by various publications. It's not completely polished over yet, however, so you'll still find a diverse population and a bit of grit.

This is a vibrant neighborhood to live in. Music venues like The Echo bring in upstart indie bands and established music groups alike. The main road cutting through town, Sunset Boulevard, is lined with boutiques, shops, cafes, and popular restaurants. All around town street art adorns buildings and bridges. It also boasts a great location: you can quickly get to some amazing nearby neighborhoods, including Chinatown, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake

There are some good sized houses along the sloping streets here but prices have shot up as this has become a desirable place to live. Apartments are plentiful to rent as well.

The eponymous Echo Park the park provides a popular setting for walkers and jogging to do laps on the trail that circles the manmade lake.

Echo Park is bordered on the north by Elysian Valley, on the east by Elysian Park, on the south by Downtown Los Angeles and Westlake, and on the west by Silver Lake

 

Commute:
Burbank: 8.4 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit
Century City: 13.3miles / 40-75 minutes by car / 80-85 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 3.4 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike
Santa Monica: 17.1 miles / 40-85 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit 

Echo Park Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Echo Park LOCAL schools

K-6 GRADES
Elysian Heights Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.37 mi
K-3 GRADES
Baxter Montessori School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.41 mi
K-8 GRADES
Gabriella Charter School
Parent Rating:
Type:Charter
Distance:0.55 mi
K-8 GRADES
Logan Street Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.61 mi
K-6 GRADES
Clifford Street Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.62 mi

 

Local Flavor   Echo Park Local Flavor

Masa of Echo Park
Masa of Echo Park 1800 W SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 MAP
http://www.masaofechopark.com

LA's home for Chicago Deep Dish pizza. And we mean deep: about one slice will keep you full for days.

The Echo
The Echo 1822 W SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 MAP
http://www.theecho.com

An intimate music venue featuring up and coming bands every night of the week.

Mohawk Bend
Mohawk Bend 2141 W SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 MAP
http://mohawk.la

This craft beer destination has more than 70 beers on tap and also has a great menu.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @yesthereisans, @brett_spencer, @hoflo3, @karen_anne, @amojahedi, @ameliafavata, @valz1013, @daniwhang, @flanintheface, @fourthstreetmfg, @ladyfriend, @cocourtneyleigh, @caitrosemulligan, @thomasedmundmclau, @laurafrankel, @damienbelliveau, @tl626, @abundancesymphony for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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