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Fandango Salon – The best place in Silver Lake to get your new do and a new you!

Whether you've lived in Silver Lake for years or you are new in town, there's a good chance that you have never heard of this terrific little  Salon.  It's a bit hard to find that first time, tucked in behind El Conquistador Mexican Restaurant. The actual street address for Fandango Salon is 1601 Griffith Park, Blvd. There is a small lot behind to the right of the building and street parking is available as well. Fandango Salon- Silver Lake triangle parkFandango Salon is the brain child of owner and hair stylist/colorist extraordinaire, Barbara James.  Barbara opened the salon in May of 2001 in the cool blue art deco building in the Silver Lake Triangle...

Restore your Silver Lake home with parts from Silver Lake Architectural Salvage

A lot of people find themselves buying fixer-uppers these days. Many short sale listings and bank owned REO properties can be in major disrepair at the time of sale. There are alot of craftsman and California bungalow homes in Silver Lake, and Echo Park. If you'd like help locating one, click here to search for Silver Lake properties. Chances are if you buy one in a distressed sale, it's going to be needing some help. Silver Lake craftsman in need of restorationIf you are a lover of old architecture, do not despair.  Sure, you can spend a fortune for brand new (read, "expensive") reproductions of doors and windows, or you...

Echo Park, Silver Lake, Atwater Village – there’s a farmers’ market for everyone!

Echo Park, Silver Lake, Atwater Village - there's a farmers' market for everyone! Where's your favorite Farmers' Market? If you like the idea of buying straight from the source, then a famer's market is the way to shop for great fruits and veggies.  Residents of Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village have several choices and all on different days at different times. Lucky for us!  If you forget to pick something up at the Echo Park Farmers' Market on Friday, you can go to the Silver Lake Farmers' Market on Saturday or the Atwater Village Farmers' Market on Sunday.  If you're just a fan of outside shopping and variety, there's no reason not to check them all out!

Echo Park Farmers Market

Get a great selection of farm fresh fruits and vegetables at the Echo Park Farmers' Market...

Baller Hardware, A True Silver Lake Gem

If you live in Silver Lake, Franklin Hills or Los Feliz, you've probably at some point wandered into Baller True Value Hardware Store at the corner of Tracy and Hyperion.  If you haven't been there yet- you really need to check it out. Silver Lake's best little hardware store I discovered Baller Hardware when I first moved to Silver Lake in 2001. My husband and I had purchased a fixer-upper just south of the Silver Lake Reservoir and had a lot...


If you've been anywhere near the corner of Glendale and Silver Lake Blvd, no doubt you've seen the progress being made on the new library.  A contemporary design of shiny silver and glass, the building designed by M2A Architects has a split level design and subterranean parking. New Silver Lake Library to be completed this year The designers envision the building as a "Gateway to the Community" and are incorporating the eco-friendly green components that will allow it to earn LEED certification.   No doubt the library will be a great addition to the Silver Lake Neighborhood! If you are up for a book sale, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 1.  You can browse and buy books from 10 am  - 2 pm catty-corner from the future library at the Citybank...

Silver Lake Condos for less than $500K, $400K, would you believe $300K?

Units in some of these buildings were selling in excess of $600K just a year ago. If you have been thinking of buying a condo in Silver Lake near the Silver Lake Reservoir or near Sunset Junction or within walking distance to Silver Lake Farmer's Market and Trader Joe's, this could be a great time to buy! How about a 2-bedroom unit in the contemporary style complex at the corner of Silver Lake Blvd and Glendale Blvd right across the street from Silver Lake's soon-to-be-open new library?  This property is just a hop skip and a jump away from the Silver Lake Reservoir Walking Path. It's also close to shopping and restaurants and part of the Ivanhoe Elementary School District. Silver Lake live/work loft by the reservoir...
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