7.9 out of 10

Highland Park

Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Los Angeles
34.1201587012721 -118.186689505635
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"The New Center of Los Angeles"

Ive lived here for 5 years now. Recently its really been on the upswing. Yes, it used to be fairly sketchy (sometimes it still is), but now it seems to be the center of the universe for hipsters and artists. For those who live in LA, Im not saying anything you dont already know. For out-of -towners, think Echo Park/Silverlake with a grittier vibe and cheaper rents (for now!).

If you like even more grittiness and even cheaper rents, Cypress Park is just down the street and has an awesome vibe. If you like higher rents and more chain stores, Eagle Rock is just up the road.

Tons of options!....so yeah, Im a fan of the area...at the same time, I wonder if its becoming too "hip".
  • Young People
  • Tons of stuff to do
  • close to public transit and parks
  • Kinda far from the ocean
  • A little sketchy at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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

"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.
  • Up and coming
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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Best Streets in Highland Park


York Blvd

"A diamond in the Rough"
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Unranked Streets in Highland Park

"The secret valley"
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"A great area"
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Echo St

"Nice atmosphere & Quiet Street"
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"shortcutting to the 110"
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"Center of town"
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North Ave 54

"Roaming teenagers everywhere"
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North Ave 60

"A walk along the Arroyo Seco"
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North Ave 64

"short cut to pasadena"
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"A wonderful melting pot"
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