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Echo Park – a 'Top 10 Great Neighborhood' Rich in History

Historic architecture, breathtaking hillside topography, pedestrian friendly streets, and engaged residents all contributed to Echo Park's American Planning Association designation as one of 2008's Top 10 Great Neighborhoods.

echo park lake downtown view

Originally part of Edendale prior to the construction of the park itself, Echo Park is rich in both history and diversity of population. The community has been and is home to wealthy businessmen, working class families, budding artists, musicians, and writers of all races and ethnic backgrounds.

Red Gulch and Red Hill

Prior to World War I, the Echo Park hillside near Elysian Park  became home to a large population...

Discover El Sereno

Sometimes rare gems are hiding in plain sight

Such is the case with the Berkshire Craftsman and Bungalow Revival District at the north east corner of El Sereno.

Here, just south and adjacent to South Pasadena, you'll find an area of well-preserved little bungalow homes. So well preserved, in fact, that the area is under consideration for inclusion as one of Los Angeles's Historic Preservation Overlay Zones. El Sereno proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

The Short Line Villa Tract, located within the Berkshire Craftsman and Bungalow Revival District, has already...

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