An artist enclave with hilly neighborhoods and homes with plenty of character, buzzy Highland Park has a diverse mix of professionals, students, creatives, families, long-time residents, and hipsters who appreciate the tight-knit community, public parks, cool festivals, and the Metro Gold Line station. One of Los Angeles’s first suburbs of the city, the historic neighborhood has experienced a major resurgence because of the gentrification of Figueroa Street’s commercial district and York Boulevard (Fig and York, locally), both chock full of cool restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and galleries. Craftsman homes are favored, but you’ll also discover quaint Spanish and Bungalow styles, new construction, and the famed hilltop Victorian, El Mio, a Queen-Anne built in 1887. Get a taste of the area by indulging your sweet tooth at Donut Friend or hit the lanes at the masterfully preserved Highland Park Bowl—LA’s oldest bowling alley.
By Jenna Chandler Musicians Lourdes Hernández and Zach Leigh, the couple behind event venue The Ruby Street in Highland Park, are looking to sell a 1920s Mediterranean-style “cottage” that they’ve overhauled over the past two years. Featured in Domino and the Spanish edition of Architectural Digest, the home now sports oak floors in a herringbone pattern, Smeg appliances, recessed lighting and... Keep reading →
by Jack Fleming Here’s a look at what roughly $900,000 buys right now in Silver Lake, Glassell Park and Highland Park in northeast L.A. HIGHLAND PARK: This newly restored 1920s Craftsman sits a few blocks away from Occidental College, making for a potential rental opportunity. Address: 1418 Campus Road, Los Angeles, 90042 Listed for: $928,000... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor Here’s a feel-good comeback story out of Highland Park. When this California bungalow last appeared on the market back in December, it was looking decidedly worn out, drab, and cheerless, as previous listing photos illustrate. Seven months later, the century-old Craftsman has returned looking like a million bucks—which, coincidentally, is also about... Keep reading →
Come hear author Elisa Callow speak about the inspiration for her new book, The Urban Forager, showcasing the rich and expanding culinary culture of the eastside of Los Angeles. Enjoy a glass of wine from Highland Park Wines and small bites from Triple Beam Pizza. Highland Park Wine :: 5918 1/2 N Figeroa Street Monday,... Keep reading →
By Elijah Chiland This comfortable-looking 1950 residence sits on a hilly 5,456-square-foot lot in Highland Park. Inside are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with 945 square feet of living space. Featuring hardwood floors throughout, the home has an open floor plan, with a dining area separating the living room and the roomy kitchen. In front of... Keep reading →