A Look at Garvanza Real Estate

By: Tracy King Realty   11/27/2014
Keywords: Washington Homes, Tracy King

The small but historically significant neighborhood of Garvanza has been rediscovered because of the great number homes with character and charm.

The historic Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Garvanza has been one of the area's hidden gems that has recently been discovered by a new generation of homebuyers. Like so many neighborhoods in and around Highland Park, Garvanza has been undergoing a renaissance and homes in Garvanza are being restored and property values are steadily increasing.

Younger professional couples who have been priced out of hot markets like Silverlake and Eagle Rock are attracted to Garvanza for the sheer number of homes with charm and character that are routinely being put on the market. Many of these interesting homes are being bought up by buyers wanting to restore the homes to their original grandeur... while greatly increasing the value of their investment.

Garvanza is bordered by to the west by Highland Park, from which it was annexed around the turn of the century. To the north is Pasadena and South Pasadena borders Garvanza to the east. Garvanza is known for many important and historic landmarks, including two bridges that span the Arroyo Seco, connecting Los Angeles to South Pasadena.

Garvanza real estate began to boom in the last ten years with an increased interest and appreciation of the many varied classic home types found in Garvanza. These styles include Tudor revival, American Craftsman, California bungalows, Spanish revival and Victorian. A great many of these homes are adorned with pillars and fences made from river rock from the Arroyo.

Garvanza is considered by many to be the birthplace of Southern California's "arts and crafts" movement and has been known from its beginnings up to the present time as an artists' enclave. It's reputation as a "bohemian" colony is experiencing a resurgence along with its home prices, as the inhabitants of young, creative couples increase.

Because of the great number of architecturally significant historic commercial and residential buildings in Garvanza, the City of Los Angeles declared a "historic preservation overlay zone".

When choosing a Garvanza real estate agent... experience matters

Because demand for homes in Garvanza is typically high and inventory is typically low, real estate in Garvanza has become a seller’s market. Both buyers and sellers, then, are advised to work only with real estate agents who are experienced and intimately familiar with Garvanza's real estate market to represent them in the transaction.

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