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.
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...