Welcome to Echo Park
Echo Park is a wily Eastside neighborhood nestled between Silver Lake and Downtown LA. It is actually home to several sub-neighborhoods, each with its own personality, character, and history. Angeleno Heights, which is one of LA’s oldest neighborhoods (founded in 1886) is known for its Victorian era, Turn of the Century, and Revival architecture. Elysian Heights comprises the northern hills of Echo Park. Since the early 1900s, it has been a popular homestead for society’s counter culture, including writers, artists, political activists, and many in the film industry. Historic Filipinotown (originally Little Manila), is on the southern border of Echo Park. Victor Heights is an area east of central Echo Park and west of Chinatown. It is nicknamed “The Forgotten Edge” because most people don’t know where it is and assume it is just part of Chinatown. The architecture throughout Echo Park is as varied as its culture. You will see many craftsman bungalows, Spanish adobes, and the occasional mid-century modern. Like most of the Eastside, the architecture and style in Echo Park are only as limited as our imagination.
Insider tip: Grab a beer at The Short Stop before the Dodger game.
Echo Park Real Estate Insights
Echo Park real estate has been soaring in recent years. With median home prices hitting $915,000 this year, marking a 27.3% increase over last year, and the average price per square foot jumping 9.8% to $544, this community is on a roll. A recent wave of gentrification in Echo Park has caused home prices to increase substantially. With so many rehabs, flips, new construction projects, and small-lot subdivisions being erected, it is understandable why these increases have occurred. It is important to look at the details though. Just tell me what area interests you and I will send you the most current, specific data.
People and Lifestyle
The Huffington Post calls Echo Park “the epicenter of the genuine L.A. experience.” Echo Park may still be rough around the edges, but it has, over the past decade, going from downright dangerous to über hip and singularly cool. With a lively community and true multicultural attitude, the vibrancy of Echo Park is unmatched. There is a palpable energy in Echo Park, a feeling that the neighborhood is alive and about to take off. At the recently rehabilitated Echo Park Lake, you can now grab a croissant, a coffee, and a paddleboat, taking in one of the most iconic views of Downtown LA. Catch a game at Dodger Stadium. Eat some of the world’s best tacos and then catch a show a The Echo. Echo Park is great for those who want to really experience a city.