Welcome To NELA’s Highland Park!
Welcome To NELA’s Highland Park! Let the Shelhamer Group take you into the heart of Highland Park’s modern history, homes, must-haves, art culture, and vibrant real estate market! We live and raise our children in this beautiful community.
Reach out to us for your next Highland Park real estate opportunity!
Highland Park’s Modern History
In 1895 with access to water and an increased need for police presence in a rowdy red-light district, Highland Park was annexed to the city of Los Angeles. This led to Highland Park becoming one of the city’s first suburbs. Situated along the Arroyo Seco below the San Gabriel Mountains.
This vintage advertising in 1903 shows the tracts being sold in the area of Highland Park between (New) York Blvd. and Aldama Street. And an 1892 photo of Highland Park courtesy of the Los Angeles public library had a population of only 100 residents at the time!
Highland Park Homes
Highland Park’s unique architecture is a blend of some of the most historical and creative expressions for homes in Los Angeles. Around 2,800 structures, including more than 50 designated as historic-cultural monuments by Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage Commission, make up the Highland Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), established in 1994.
Every popular Southern California architectural style from the late 1880s to the 1950s is here in Highland Park! Victorian Craftsman, Mission, and Tudor, to Revival, Pueblo, and Mid Century Modern.
Both The Arts and Crafts Movement and the Great Recession brought a wave of innovative and passionate entrepreneurs that came to restore these architecturally significant California homes.
Highland Park Must-Haves
The colors and sounds of Highland Park flood through the downtown strip on Figueroa Boulevard are alive with joy!
The business scene on Figueroa Street leads to Cookbook Market, Home State, and 1927 renovated Highland Park Bowling Alley! All three of these authentic and unique places compliment the rich evolution of modern Highland Park.
On the weekends, you will see many of us at The Shelhamer Group team enjoying the amazing produce and goodies at Cookbook Market, potato tacos from Home State, and a game or two at the bowling alley.
Highland Park Art & Culture
Art in all its incarnations is the heart of Highland Park. Its deepest roots stem from The Centro de Arte Público, which is located on North Figueroa Street between avenues 56 and 57 and was built in 1923. The Mechicano Art Center, located on North Figueroa Street and North Avenue 54, was built in 1922 and was also built as a retail store.
These organizations were pivotal in the Chicano Arts Collective which helped fuel the Chicano Movement known as the El Movimiento during the 1960s & 1970s.
Highland Park Real Estate
It should come as no surprise that with great demand to live in Highland Park and a tight supply of homes, it is a seller’s market. Low-interest rates and Covid-19 resulted in families moving up in the market and new participants moving in with soaring rents; it’s a jungle out there!
In March, home prices were up 12.1% compared to last year here in Highland Park. Homes sold for a median price of $953K.(Redfin) According to the California Association of Realtors research and economics Los Angeles County Market, for March the median home price was $668,200, a 17.7% increase from last year.