Echo Park · Lower Haight

Where to live in LA, if you love the Lower Haight

 

 

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Roll up your right pant leg and resurrect your mom’s jean jacket in Echo Park, a northeast LA neighborhood that rides bikes and reveres retro stylings. Located next to super-hip enclaves like Silver Lake, this centrally located nook caters to crowds who thrive best when ferreting out old vinyl at the local record store. Window shop along Sunset Boulevard, ascend Echo Park’s notoriously steep staircases, or catch a foul ball in Dodger Stadium’s nosebleed section.

Lower Haight

This is the ‘hood all of the edgy cool kids move to when they come to SF.

Echo Park

For when you don’t care about gentrification ‘cause there are so many cool things always popping up.

Who lives here:

Young people; people who love their bikes; hipsters

Who lives here:

Less intense hipsters than in Silver Lake. Dodger fans. People with handlebar mustaches. Shia LaBeouf.

Median one-bedroom rent:

$3,640/month

Median one-bedroom rent:

$1,311/mo

Bar and restaurant scene:

Toronado is probably the most famous bar, thanks to its extensive beer list, but there are plenty of dive bars and places to get cheap eats, like Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Memphis Minnie’s Bar-B-Que Joint, and Wing Wings.

Bar and restaurant scene:

If you like hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, you’ll lose your mind for Echo Park. It’s packed to the gills with LA institutions (like the Gold Room) as well as hip new brunch spots (like Ostrich Farm). Oh, and there are Dodger dogs, ‘cause Dodger Stadium is here.  

Public transit situation:

The 7-Haight runs right down Haight St, but bikes are popular since The Wiggle is right there.

Transportation situation:

You’ve got the 5, 101, and 110 under your belt. Nice job.

Quote from a resident:

“It can feel seedy at times, but nothing beats having chill bars and cheap food right outside my door. I don’t leave my bike locked up outside any of them though; learned that lesson the hard way.” – Chris M.

Quote from a resident:

“I’m a coffee and cigarettes for breakfast kind of guy, but there’s definitely something for everybody in Echo Park.”

 

More about Echo Park

WHERE TO GET WORK DONE

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Fix Coffee

As Echo Park continues to experience a popularity boom, it’s no surprise that places like Fix Coffee are finally getting some love. This neighborhood spot is dog-friendly and boasts a pretty patio complete with a fire pit, which guarantees you won’t be the only person using the coffee shop as your office that day. 2100 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, 323-284-8962

WHERE TO BRUNCH

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Courtesy of Celine L.

Ostrich Farm

Ostrich Farm is an intimate, 50-seat restaurant in Echo Park, run by husband and wife Jaime Turrey and Brooke Fruchtman. Much of the restaurant’s classic American heritage fare is cooked over a wood-fired grill and is often locally sourced, including some produce from the restaurant’s own garden.

Craft beer, a balanced wine list, and cocktails by Pharmacie complement the menu.

HOMES FOR SALE

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710 Rosemont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Sun-soaked darling creative bungalow in the heart of Echo Park featuring wide open living and dining, renovated kitchen and baths, distressed white washed oak floors throughout and BONUS basement w/bath and finished garage! Kitchen features quartz countertops and custom cabinets, apron front sink, microwave over gas range, and charming built-in detail. Renovated bathroom with period correct tile, pedestal sink, subway tile shower over bath and vintage lighting fixtures. Both bedrooms offer ample space and deep double-hung closets. Lower level is ceiling height+ with washer/dryer hookups, bath with vinyl shower and pedestal sink. Vaulted finished garage is perfect overflow office/creative space, and also has wall unit A/C. Automatic driveway gate and fresh fencing and landscaping tie 710 Rosemont up with a bow! Small lot, no yard. Perfectly sited in the heart of Echo Park, walk to the Lake, Mohawk Bend, the upcoming Cosa Buona and more along Sunset! Close to Silver Lake and downtown!

    • 2 BEDS
    • 2 BATHS
    • 1016 SQFT
    • Asking | $699,000

 

 

Written by:  Daisy Barringer, and Wilder Shaw,  Airbnb LA Confidential.

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