5.7 out of 10

Highland Park

Ranked 39th best neighborhood in Los Angeles
34.1201587012721 -118.186689505635
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Nightlife
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
2yrs+

"Slowly starting to come back up . . . very slowly"

Highland Park was one of the first suburbs of LA because of the scenery. It is situated in the hills and has some of the most breathtaking views in the whole city. There is a ton of green and mountain terrain and some beautiful architecture (or, what's left of it). There were some beautiful Victorian mansions lining the streets of Highland Park and only a few of them have been saved. Unfortunately, the neighborhood took a real turn for the worse some time ago and a lot of the beauty has been lost to parking lots and gas stations. It's such a shame because it could have been one of the most exquisite neighborhoods in the city if any of it had been preserved. The neighborhood is very eclectic but has been predominately Latino for some time and a lot of the areas just aren't safe.
In the last few years, however, the hipsters are starting to trickle in from neighboring Echo Park and Eagle Rock because the rents are still quite low and many parts of Highland Park are so serene and scenic. It hasn't quite taken off yet, so there are only a handful of hip haunts and not much by the way of restaurants. But, within the next ten years, I reckon it will be a really cool place to live and hang out again.
Pros
  • Up and coming
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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Best Streets in Highland Park

1

York Blvd

2.5/5
"A diamond in the Rough"
34.1185036245936 -118.19165064579

Unranked Streets in Highland Park

"The secret valley"
34.1315740022802 -118.189941901111
"A great area"
34.1192387778397 -118.209776987964

Echo St

4/5
"Nice atmosphere & Quiet Street"
34.1069177558682 -118.194379043453
"shortcutting to the 110"
34.1154614104856 -118.181024992301
"Center of town"
34.111948414935 -118.190455838328

North Ave 54

2.5/5
"Roaming teenagers everywhere"
34.1154239223004 -118.199122593952

North Ave 60

3.5/5
"A walk along the Arroyo Seco"
34.1121572008977 -118.190558798045

North Ave 64

2.5/5
"short cut to pasadena"
34.1195392174446 -118.178486270459
"A wonderful melting pot"
34.1122547377016 -118.187771652672

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