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An unassuming, mellow neighborhood that's a short commute to DTLA.
Studio / 1 BR
52% Complete
2 Bedrooms
99% Complete
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete

Good For
  • Families


What's around
  • 72 Shops
  • 10 Fitness options
  • 76 Restaurants
  • 29 Grocery stores/markets
  • 3 Banks
  • 4 Nightlife options




El Sereno has an average violent crime rate and a just below average property crime rate for Los Angeles.


El Sereno is a predominantly Latino neighborhood northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Latino's make up 82% of this area with Asians in a distant second at 12%. One of LA's earliest settled areas, it features a number of historic buildings. Though this isn't a heavily trafficked area, it can get loud between roosters announcing the arrival of dawn and local dogs taking up the call as well. There are a lot of affordable restaurants here – mostly Mexican, but with a mix of Asian, Italian, and fast food options as well.

Housing consists of modest single-family homes on decently sized properties and the occasional small apartment building. Since this is a hilly neighborhood, many of the homes have expansive views of El Sereno and its surrounds. The percentage of residents ranging in ages 19-34 is among the county's highest. 

Formerly a race track, the Ascot Hills Park now offers 93 acres (37 hectares) of trails. It's dog-friendly and on a clear day you'll be rewarded with stunning views of Downtown Los Angeles and Dodger's stadium.

Except for stellar elementary schools, most of the education options around are mediocre.

El Sereno is bordered on the north by Highland Park and South Pasadena, on the east by Alhambra, on the south by East Los Angeles, and on the west by Lincoln Heights and Montecito Heights.


Burbank: 14.5 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 60-75 minutes by transit
Century City: 17.5 miles / 50-100 minutes by car / 90-120 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 6.9 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 55-60 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 21.3 miles / 50-110 minutes by car / 105-120 minutes by transit

El Sereno Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   El Sereno LOCAL schools

Farmdale Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.31 mi
Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.37 mi
El Sereno Middle School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.43 mi
Multnomah Street Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.75 mi
Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory Of North America
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.80 mi


Local Flavor   El Sereno Local Flavor

Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea
Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea 5371 ALHAMBRA AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90032 MAP

Where else can you go to see art, listen to live music and drink coffee?

Charlie’s Trio
Charlie’s Trio 5769 HUNTINGTON DR. N LOS ANGELES, CA 90032 MAP

Sports bar serving some cheesy Italian.

Mama Churro Y Mas
Mama Churro Y Mas 4836 HUNTINGTON DR S EL SERENO, CA 90032 MAP

Home of the churro ice cream sandwich.

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