Welcome to Frogtown
Frogtown, also known as Elysian Valley is a small, obscure area with a mix of residential and industrial properties, previously inhabited by gang members, locals, and the occasional audacious artist. All of that has changed. Over the past several years, the neighborhood has transformed into a very cool, self-contained burg with a thriving culture. Many artists have moved in, taking advantage of low rents and low home prices. It is now very cool to buy a pad in Frogtown. With several restaurants, bars, breweries, and shops opening up, a community has blossomed out of the once marshy, frog-laden lands. Where industry once had a foothold, local businesses have moved in. Modernica, for example, took over the old Hostess factory. You will also find architecture firms, art studios, and galleries. Nestled between Los Feliz and Silver Lake, this lesser-known neighborhood is poised to continue the incredible growth as seen throughout all of Northeast LA’s neighborhoods.
Insider tip: The Frogtown Artwalk is now biennial. It coincides with the LA Public Art Biennial. Since parking is scarce, you will want to buy your house before the next art walk!
People and Lifestyle
Become a regular at Salazar. Grab a Kinky blonde ale at Frogtown Brewery. Ride your bike to Spoke Bicycle Cafe for a tune-up and an espresso. It’s official: there is now actually stuff to do in Frogtown! Being adjacent to the LA River and its bike path, it is very easy to get around. Ride your bike or take an LA River Kayak Safari, but be sure to pick up a sandwich at Wax Paper before you go. With the revitalization of the LA River, Frogtown real estate is poised to become a lot more expensive. This once working-class neighborhood has already seen home values rise considerably. As the LA River becomes more accessible, real estate will become more desirable.