What Makes Highland Park, CA a Great Place to Live
Tracy King Realty
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The Northeast Los Angeles area of Highland Park's is often compared to Brooklyn, full of character and art, but doused in sunshine. This bohemian neighborhood is close in proximity to Los Angeles metro and downtown, making it a popular choice of housing for career businessmen and businesswomen. The area’s growing popularity has made homes in Highland Park a blazing hot commodity.
Gentrification is occuring throughout Highland Park as its older, historic homes are being fixed up with modern touches to match the imaginative shops and cafes springing up in the business district.Public transportation is made easy through the Metro Rail Gold Line, which aids in transporting commuters throughout the city of Los Angeles.
On the map, Highland Park, CA runs along the north bank of the Arroyo Seco, just east of Mount Washington. Eagle Rock can be found north of Highland Park with Pasadena on the east.
It isn't a coincidence that the areas immediately surrounding Highland Park are also experiencing intense renewed interest from those wanting to purchase something affordable in Los Angeles as far as homes go. Piggy backing on the popularity of Highland Park, neighboring Mount Washington real estate has been through the roof, while homes in Pasadena, CA and Eagle Rock have consistently been in demand for the past several years.
Highland Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles. Being located above the Arroyo Seco, it is full of hills and large oak and sycamore trees, which give it a comfortable, suburban feel. The neighborhoods in Highland Park look suburban, but they have an urban edge. They are not known for glitz and glamour like many Hollywood Hills neighborhoods. Residents, new and old, are working hard to dust off these neighborhoods and shine them up into classic buildings that look like they did in the 40's and 50's. Highland Park is a melting pot,with residents widely varying in age, ethnicity, occupation and social status.
One of the main streets in Highland Park is York Boulevard. Classic barbershops and unique vintage stores align York Blvd. with the gorgeous and plentiful street art murals that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The combination of creativity and history paint a picture that sets Highland Park apart from any other neighborhood in Los Angeles or anywhere else.
The business district of Highland Park consists mostly of mom and pop shops. Instead of "Barnes and Noble", you will come across "Pop-Hop Books and Print",which is owned by people who have a passion for books. The shopping experience in a place like this is much more enriching and personalized than one in a brand name company. There is an assortment of vintage clothing stores to match the buildings and streets in this neighborhood.
Many classic cars can be seen in this area, as it once was the hot rod hot spot of Southern California. Each store, café and restaurant is full of proprietors trying to make a living and keep their business afloat by providing personable customer service tailored towards the unique and varied population ... from hippies to hipsters, professionals and artist types and more.
Highland Park is accessible via the 110 freeway and the Gold Line on the Metro Rail. Highland Park is a great place to work, live and play. For those interested in either buying or selling homes in Highland Park and surrounding areas, it is highly recommended to hire a real estate agent who specializes in the area.
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