Neighborhood Guides

Northeast Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Curious to learn more about Northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods or communities? Interested in buying a place to call home or as an investment property? You’ve come to the right place!

Silver Lake

Silver Lake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, but locals consider this a “happening” east side neighborhood and who can blame them?

Echo Park

Echo Park has come a long way from being a gateway to immigrants of the city at the turn of the century, to becoming the foundation of the culturally thriving community it is today.

Los Feliz

Los Feliz is in an affluent hillside neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, adjacent to Hollywood and encompassing part of the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Atwater Village

A grown up neighborhood that focuses on family values and farmers markets, Atwater Village balances a diverse palette with local flavors, vintage threads and modern accents.

Highland Park

For all its burgeoning evolution, Highland Park remains one of the few corners of Los Angeles that is truly a neighborhood and is a laboratory for new and emerging ideas on what it means to be an Angeleno.

Eagle Rock

Named after a large rock outcropping that resembles an eagle with its wings outstretched, Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles in the San Rafael Hills.

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Mount Washington

This sleepy little hilltop neighborhood is rich in history and scenic vistas. A hill more than a mountain, the landform is home to leafy streets and artists’ bungalows.

Glassell Park

Glassell Park is experiencing an evolution from hipsters and middle-class families who have moved from nearby Silver Lake and Los Feliz, attracted to the abundance of craftsman homes, breathing room and lower prices.

Downtown Los Angeles

DTLA has experienced a resurgence in the last few years and is transforming into a world class entertainment center, home to sports venues, award winning restaurants and bars, hotels, art institutions and nightlife.

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El Sereno

“The Serene” Although you may have never heard of it, El Sereno is far from new as it is one of the oldest sections in Los Angeles dating back to 1769.

South Pasadena

Few cities in California are better recognized for the quality of their small-town atmosphere and rich legacy of intact late 19th and early 20th century neighborhoods and residences. South Pasadena also has a strong claim to having the oldest and most historic sites in the San Gabriel Valley.

Montecito Heights

Montecito Heights depict the western border as being defined by the Arroyo Seco, with Cypress Park, Sycamore Grove, and Highland Park on the other side of the river.

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Cypress Park

Located less than 2.5 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. It lies within a historic alluvial floodplain shared with the Elysian Valley neighborhood, which is bounded by Elysian Park and Mt. Washington. Its densely populated neighborhood of 10,000+ residents in Northeast Los Angeles is a community that is on a convergence of revitalization and preservation of its deep roots to Mexico and Mexican American culture. Its unique boot-shaped topographical geography jets out parallel to the Elysian Valley with its toe pointed up towards Mt. Washington.

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock is located in Northeast Los Angeles, positioned between Glendale and Pasadena. It is situated close to the 134 and the 210 freeways. Eagle Rock is bordered by Highland Park to the south, Pasadena to the east, Glendale to the west, and Glassell Park to the northwest.

About Northeast Los Angeles

Northeast Los Angeles, or NELA as it is fondly referred to by locals, is a vibrant and diverse region that encompasses several charming neighborhoods. Nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this area offers a unique blend of urban living and natural beauty. With its rich cultural heritage, thriving art scene, and an abundance of recreational opportunities, NELA has become a sought-after destination for residents looking for an authentic Los Angeles experience.

One of the notable sub-areas in NELA is Highland Park, a historic neighborhood that has undergone a revitalization in recent years. Known for its eclectic mix of architectural styles, trendy shops, and artisanal eateries, Highland Park exudes a hip and creative vibe. The neighborhood is also home to the vibrant York Boulevard, lined with local boutiques, galleries, and cafés that showcase the area’s artistic spirit.

Adjacent to Highland Park is Eagle Rock, a charming neighborhood with a strong sense of community. This tight-knit enclave boasts a thriving local business scene, with family-owned shops and local establishments that have been serving residents for generations. Eagle Rock is also known for its beautiful hillside homes, serene parks, and the prestigious Occidental College, which contributes to the neighborhood’s lively and intellectual atmosphere.

Further north lies Mount Washington, an idyllic neighborhood nestled among picturesque hills. Known for its stunning views of the city and unique architectural homes, Mount Washington offers residents a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The neighborhood is a haven for nature lovers, with hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and the iconic Southwest Museum, showcasing the area’s rich history.

NELA also encompasses Glassell Park, a neighborhood known for its family-friendly atmosphere and beautiful parks. The community takes pride in its well-maintained green spaces, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as picnicking, hiking, and sports. With its central location and easy access to major freeways, Glassell Park offers a convenient commute to downtown Los Angeles and other parts of the city.

In summary, Northeast Los Angeles offers a diverse and exciting living experience. From the artistic energy of Highland Park to the tight-knit community of Eagle Rock, and the serene beauty of Mount Washington to the family-friendly atmosphere of Glassell Park, this region captures the essence of what makes Los Angeles such a desirable place to live. Whether you’re a young professional, a family seeking a welcoming community, or an outdoor enthusiast, NELA has something to offer everyone, making it an ideal place to call home.

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