Highland Park

Highland Park

Highland Park is a historic neighborhood located along the Arroyo Seco in the hills of northeast Los Angeles that is inhabited by a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic groups.  In January, 2013 a Yahoo/Redfin article named Highland Park as the "Hottest Neighborhood in America".  This was based on factors such as the fact that home sales have increased by a stunning 73% from December, 2011 to December, 2012, while prices rose 31% and supplies dropped by 48%.  It is clear this is a neighborhood where people strongly desire to live.

One of the oldest settled areas of Los Angeles, Highland Park is also one of the most scenic due to its architecture and location between the Mt. Washington Hills, the San Rafael Hills and the Monterey Hills of Los Angeles, California. It has sprawling parks and trails, including the Arroyo Seco Park and the Ernest E. Debs Regional Park.  Highland Park also has a wonderful legacy of local businesses, some that have been a staple in the Highland Park community for many decades. The first of such businesses is Galco's Soda Pop Stop. Galco's has been family owned and operated for over 100 years.  Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California during its first 100 years of statehood.  The eight historic structures located at the museum, constructed during the Victorian Era, were saved from demolition and serve as a perfect background to educate the public about the everyday lives of Southern Californians from the close of the Nineteenth Century into the early decades of the Twentieth Century.

Starting in the early 2000's, a diverse mix of people began arriving to Highland Park to seek out, buy, and revitalize Craftsman homes, some which had suffered neglect over the decades.  For the past decade Highland Park has been steadily building a reputation as a mecca for artists, with trendy shops, galleries, craft beer pubs and restaurants opening throughout the neighborhood.  It's close proximity to Downtown LA as well as to the foothills and mountains above Pasadena and access to multiple parks, quality schools and parks all within a 10 mile range make it ideally located for families, professionals and young hipsters.