Los Angeles Neighborhood Real Estate
Los Angeles is a huge city and the county is even bigger. When searching for homes in Los Angeles for sale
it is helpful to narrow down your search criteria to specific neighborhoods.
No doubt you have read things in the newspaper and online and have heard reports on radio and television about California’s median home price being around $249,ooo. That number is taking into account all homes in Los Angeles for Sale
or that have sold.
That price could be irrelevant depending on what part of Los Angeles you are actually interested in. In general it is true that home prices are up from where they were this time last year, but the actual price of homes in Los Angeles for sale
will all depend on just what ‘part’ of Los Angeles you are looking in.
If you thought places like Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Studio City and Eagle Rock were all cities, think again. All of these neighborhoods are actually just communities within the city of Los Angeles. So if you are searching for homes in Los Angeles for sale
, you will have much better luck finding what you are looking for if you simply search for properties within the communities you are interested in.
Atwater village is a quiet neighborhood with small town charm. Located between Glendale and Silver Lake and a short distance away from downtown and Hollywood. It has become an increasingly desirable neighborhood for young professionals over the past few years.
The neighborhood is roughly bordered by Casitas Avenue on the west, the Golden State Freeway to the east, Goodwin Avenue to the north and Fletcher Drive to the south. Atwater Village is predominantly a mix of craftsman and revival style bungalows that were built in the 1910s and 20s with the exception of post WWII houses along Perlita Ave., and a section of houses on Brunswick north of Verdant St. Most of the bungalows and early homes are relatively unaltered and there are a few apartment building and multi-unit structures. Most houses were built around the same size - two beds, 1 bath around 1100 sf. Streets tend to be tree-lined and flat with sidewalks with most homes within walking distance to the many shops, restaurants and small businesses lining Glendale and Los Feliz Blvds.
Echo Park is a district of Los Angeles located northwest of downtown. It is east and southeast of Silver Lake , north of Westlake and Mac Arthur Park and southwest of Elysian Park. Echo Park and its lake have always been a touchstone for the community that grew up around it.
Initially, the area we now know as the park was a natural arroyo that filled with water from a spring-fed stream that originated at Baxter Street and flowed down what is now Echo Park Avenue. In 1868 the Los Angeles Canal and Reservoir Co. dammed the arroyo to make a reservoir that aided in powering a woolen mill at what is now 6th and Figueroa and was to eventually serve local residents.
Echo Park is practically walking distance from downtown and it is gentrifying at a rapid pace. The restaurants, boutiques and coffee houses plus art
galleries, music venues and diverse night life seen make this a great place for the young and young at heart. Most area homes have 1,000 to 1,400 square feet, are two bedrooms, one bath and were built between 1910 and 1940.
is an area within Echo Park that is home to a number of restored Victorian Homes and is one of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zones.
The feel of yesterday is so strong in Angelino Heights that the neighborhood is a perennial favorite of film crews. Get an authentic taste of the past with a drive down historic Carroll Avenue with its hitching posts and antique street lights.
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Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles . It is bordered by the city of Glendale on the north and west, Highland Park on the south, and the city of Pasadena on the east. Major thoroughfares include Eagle Rock Boulevard, Colorado Boulevard, and Figueroa Street. Perhaps the most commonly used site to represent the community of Eagle Rock is a large sedimentary rock with the imprint of an eagle in flight from which the neighborhood got its name.
The gentle slopes are home to some lovely craftsman houses, Spanish colonial revival style and smaller bungalows modified by such prevalent styles as Colonial revival and English Tudor. Colorado and Eagle Rock Blvd. provide everything the residents and Occidental College crowd could want from grocery store to hip restaurants and coffee houses.
The City of Glendale fills a major portion of the geographical triangle formed by the Sierra Madre Foothills, the Los Angeles River , and the Arroyo Seco. It lies at the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley and is
bordered to the southwest by Atwater Village , to the west by Burbank ; to the northwest by Tujunga; to the northeast by the city of La Cañada Flintridge , to the east by Pasadena ; and to the southeast by the Eagle Rock and Glassell Park . Glendale has a distinctively ethnic flavor resulting in a wealth of exciting and unique attractions, activities and restaurants.
The film industry is prominent in Glendale , with the DreamWorks SKG main studio located here. For shopping, the Glendale Galleria is home to a large assortment of shops and services, including a children's play area and an arcade.
Recreation is abundant in Glendale as well, with a large number of parks that offer everything from baseball diamonds to skateboard ramps, as well as mountain hikes and nature trails that offer a scenic view of the Greater Los Angeles area. The residential neighborhoods offer a variety of housing options and styles including Mediterranean , Tudor Revival, and Spanish Colonial, and contemporary style homes.
Hollywood is a central region of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., situated northwest of Downtown. There is no official boundary of Hollywood , but there is a sign at the northeast corner of Fairfax and Melrose indicating that one is entering Hollywood . The southern border follows Melrose Avenue from Vermont west to Fairfax .
The boundary continues north on Fairfax, around the City of West Hollywood along Willoughby Avenue wrapping around on La Brea and heading west along Fountain Avenue before turning north again on Laurel Canyon Boulevard into the Hollywood Hills. The eastern boundary follows Vermont north from Melrose to Franklin Avenue . The word " Hollywood " is often synonymous with the American film and television industry.
Today much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as Burbank and the Westside, but significant ancillary industries such as editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies remain in Hollywood . As a place to live, Hollywood is undergoing rapid gentrification and revitalization with the goal of urban density in mind.
Many new developments have been completed, and many more are planned, and several are centered on Hollywood Boulevard itself. The Hollywood & Highland complex has been a major catalyst for the redevelopment of the area.
In addition, numerous trendy bars, clubs, and retail businesses have opened on or surrounding the boulevard, allowing it to become one of the main nighttime spots in all of Los Angeles. Many older buildings have also been converted to lofts and condominiums, and a W Hotel is planned at the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, which will serve to even further revitalize the area.
The Hollywood Hills form the north barrier of the Los Angeles Basin . There has been extensive residential development in the Hollywood Hills since the 1920s.
Traditionally, the designation "Hollywood Hills" comprised the hill neighborhoods north of West Hollywood and Hollywood proper including Beachwood and Bronson Canyon and excluding the more westerly neighborhoods.
However, in recent years the meaning has expanded to include areas such as Benedict and Coldwater Canyons .
The area includes Mulholland Drive , Laurel Canyon, and Nichols Canyon and is dotted with the mansions of the rich and famous. Sitting high over Los Angeles , the Hollywood Hills are home to star-studded mansions with views from downtown to the sea. Homes in this area tend to be private because of the winding streets and odd shaped lots.
Los Feliz is bordered by Hollywood Boulevard on the south, Hyperion Avenue on the southeast, Griffith Park on the north, the Los Angeles River on the east, and Western Avenue on the west. It is traversed by Los Feliz Boulevard , which separates the wealthy upper class section, located in the hills north of "The Boulevard" , and the more upper-middle and middle class abodes to the south.
Freeway access is handy, as Los Feliz lies between the Hollywood and Golden State Freeways. Downtown Los Angeles is about a 15-minute drive away; the Westside is less than 30 minutes away.
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles and home to some of its most historic mansions, Los Feliz has a number of stately gated homes, Spanish, mid-century, traditional, County English and Mediterranean Revival styles.Los Feliz is convenient to the entertainment industry centers of North Hollywood and Studio City as well as to downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood .It is bordered by parklands and offers a variety of restaurants along Vermont and Hillhurst Blvds. Some neighborhoods within Los Feliz include “The Oaks” (the area where street names have the word Oak in them), Laughlin Park , and Franklin Hills
Pasadena is the main population and cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley. It is the 6th largest city in Los Angeles County and famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade. It is also home to some of the most wonderful architectural homes in the county. Pasadena was home to many wealthy barons who built houses and estates there in the early 1900's.
The area was considered a healty spot to relax, rejuvenate an enjoy Los Angeles from arm's length.