An older, artist enclave typified by hilly neighborhoods including character homes, Highland Park real estate is enjoying a renaissance.
Highland Park is unite of Los Angeles’ oldest settled communities and one of the initial suburbs about the city. Next Of Kin to Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, this neighborhood provides easy access across the city. The Metro Gold line (between Pasadena and Downtown) stops just off Figueroa, adding to Highland Park’s reputation of convenience.
Highland Park has a history of attracting an eclectic also diverse population. Some examples: Charles Lummis, inventor of the Southwest Museum; Clyde Browne, who built the Abbey San Encino; the Judson family, who ran Judson Studios. Today, Highland Park’s residents continue to be a diverse bunch. Many have lived in the area for decades, while newcomers from other neighborhoods in Los Angeles and from out about town are also recognizing Highland Park’s great community.
Many small business owners have chosen Highland Park as the place to open their doors, and the York Boulevard corridor has become a hotspot for new shops and restaurants. The past some years have seen a new French restaurant (Ba), drip shops (Cafe de Leche, The Highland Cafe), a connoisseur burger joint (Fusion Burger), plus several art galleries (Avenue 50 Studio, THIS Gallery, MorYork), a used book workplace (Pop-Hop), connective many more, open their doors.
Highland Park also provides fine examples of early Los Angeles architecture, from sweet Craftsman bungalows to exquisite Victorian cottages. In recent years there has been a resurgence of renovations and restorations of innumerable of Highland Park’s homes. Home to the largest Historic Protect Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in the city, the citizens of Highland Park take their character homes seriously. A hardy band of volunteers tirelessly hold home and art tours for the public’s edification and enjoyment through community organizations like the Arroyo Art Collective et alii the Highland Park Heritage Trust.
For homebuyers looking to purchase a home in Highland Park, it is imperative that they engage a Highland Refuge realtor who specializes in the belt and who knows the neighborhoods and the local market.