Our Stomping Grounds

Over the last 15 years, we’ve bought and sold property in every neighborhood in Los Angeles. However, our homes and our hearts are in the following, which we know best.

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ATWATER VILLAGE

One of the most walkable of the East Side neighborhoods and quite possibly the friendliest. Business is buzzing on Glendale Blvd with what seems to be a new store or restaurant opening monthly. Bike along the restored LA River or stroll down one of the tree-lined streets. We enjoy the breakfast burritos at Villa Corona, the turmeric fish at Viet Noodle Bar and pretty much everything at Proof Bakery. It’s all about community here, so join in the fun at the Sunday Farmers’ Market, our annual Block Party or a neighborhood stroll with the Urban Lumberjack. Most homes priced from the low $800s to $2M.

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SILVER LAKE

Long considered the heart and soul of the Eastside, Silver Lake continues to be renowned for all things hip. If you’re looking for action, the bars, restaurants and shops around the Sunset Junction will feed your fix. Or if you’re feeling mellow…grab a frisbee and head on over to the Meadow. Bare feet welcome but no dogs, BBQs or organized sports. People-watching around the Reservoir, house coffee at Cafe Tropical and the outdoor beer garden at Red Lyon are all things we enjoy. Don’t miss Silverlake Wine’s tastings, a dozen at L&E Oyster Bar and shopping at Clover. Most homes priced from the high $900s to $4M+.

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ECHO PARK

Probably the most diverse of the Eastside hoods with artists, entrepreneurs and Dodger Blue calling it home. Sunset Blvd and Echo Park Ave are the lifelines — offering everything from homemade tamales to tattoos, organic produce to prize-winning pizza. Enjoy the lilies while strolling around the lake, hike along one of the many trails in Elysian Park, get your cardio going on the Berkeley staircase, or take in a game at Chavez Ravine. We’re down with a beer and peanuts at Gold Room, window shopping along the Sunset, and just about anything on the menu at Ostrich Farm. Watch out for cyclists blazing down Sunset on their fixies. Most homes priced from the high $800s to $2M+.

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LOS FELIZ

As diverse as its geographic make-up, Los Feliz has something for everyone. Hillhurst and Vermont are where most of the goings-on are going-on. Must-do’s for the neighborhood include: Skylight Books, Friday evenings up at Barnsdall Park, BarCovell, the Vista Theater, and pretty much everything at Yucca’s. Where else can you take a morning hike in Griffith Park, lunch at one of the wonderful outdoor eateries, play an afternoon round of golf and then grab take-out for that evening concert at the Greek? Most homes priced from the mid $900s to $5M+.

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MOUNT WASHINGTON

As much as beachcombers gravitate to coastal communities, nature lovers and hill dwellers are drawn to Mt. Washington. Home to the world headquarters of the Self-Realization Fellowship, the Southwest Museum and one of the finest elementary schools in the city, Mt. Washington is a wonderful place to call home. Not much happening here in the way restaurants and shopping, but that’s not the draw. Views, serenity, nature and neighbors are why people plant their flag on the mountain. Most home prices from the low $800s to $2M+.

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GLASSELL PARK

For some time it seemed that Glassell Park acted like the bratty teenager. Well look who’s all grown-up with a new attitude…and nickname (for those in the know). Glasselland sure has come a long way. New selections of sundries, suds and snack are popping up all the time and people are digging the G-Park vibe. Big views, awesome mid-century architecture and a new crop of art studios inhabiting former warehouses. Yes, the Eagle Rock Brewery is located in Glassell Park but so is The Grant, Habitat and Verdugo Bar — and all are good times. Most homes priced from the low $700s to $1.5M.

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frogtown

FROGTOWN

Also known as Elysian Valley, Frogtown earned its moniker from the frogs that used to crawl into the neighborhood from the adjacent LA River. Over $100m of state funding has been dedicated to revitalizing the LA River, extending the bike path to DTLA creating a 51-mile wildlife habitat. Overlooking the water, Spoke Bicycle Café provides beer, wine, food and bike rentals + repairs. Wax Paper offers sandwiches named after NPR hosts and Salazar provides alfresco dining and some of the best Margaritas in town. Most homes priced from the low $700s to$1.8M.

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HIGHLAND PARK

Geographically the biggest of the NELA boroughs, Highland Park has gone through a ton of change over the past few years. It’s now building a reputation as a mecca for creatives with shops, galleries and watering holes popping up on both York and Figueroa. The HP has amazing parks, unique architecture, and thoughtful cultural diversity. Must do’s include: a show at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, huevos rancheros at Kitchen Mouse, tacos at Homestate, cocktails at Gold Line and pizza at Triple Beam Pizza or supper at Hippo. Most home priced from the high $700s to $2M+.

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EAGLE ROCK

Far from a pass-through to Pasadena, Eagle Rock has arrived with a vengeance. Most all commerce is conducted on either Eagle Rock or Colorado Blvds. Arguably the best borough for cheap eats: pizza at Casa Bianca, pastrami at The Oinkster, diner grub at Cindy’s and b-fast at Pete’s. Fancy food found here too – check out Little Beast or Colombo’s! With its award-winning schools, tree-lined streets and friendly neighbors, Eagle Rock is a wonderful place to call home. Most homes priced from the high $700s to $2M.

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CYPRESS PARK

It’s no surprise that the Zillow Home Value Forecast for 2017 named Cypress Park the hottest real estate neighborhood in LA. Located at the foot of Mt Washington, Cypress Park offers easy access to Highland Park, Silver Lake and Frogtown. The early 20th century Craftsman and Spanish-style homes tend to attract buyers looking to buy in a slightly lower price range than the more established Eastside neighborhoods. The folks behind Heirloom LA opened their flagship on Fig and for the best (ever) potato tacos, we love El Atacor also on Figueroa. Cypress Ave is definitely catching up with the new additions of Loquat Coffee and Golden Poppy Market. Most homes priced from the low $700s to the mid $1.4M.

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MONTECITO HEIGHTS

Central to just about everything and known by the locals as the ‘Wilderness in the City’, Montecito Heights – as its name suggests – is best known for its hillside homes, winding streets and stunning views of Northeast Los Angeles and beyond. Get on your bike and cruise along the historic Arroyo Seco River, or take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and hike to the top of Ernest E. Debs Park. There aren’t a ton of eating establishments in the Heights, but because of the proximity to neighboring Highland Park there is definitely no shortage of nearby eateries. Plus, isn’t that what home delivery is all about. Most homes priced from the $800s to over $1M.

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ADAMS HILL

A charming hillside community full of history, narrow roads and glorious views, Adams Hill is one of Northeast LA’s best-kept secrets. Established in the 1920’s in the city of Glendale, Adams Hill is packed with Spanish, English Tudor and Mid-century homes with city views and private settings. Take a stroll over to Adams Square where you’ll find a preserved gas station built in 1937 along with the neighborhood’s newest hip coffee shop, Kafn Coffee Bar. A hop and a skip from Glassell Park and Atwater Village, this peaceful neighborhood is home to Mediterranean restaurants and crowds of chess players at Palmer Park. Most homes priced from the high $600’s to $1.2m.

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GLENDALE

Quickly becoming a primary choice of Northeast LA house hunters, Glendale is super convenient from a located stand point with easy access to major freeways, Griffith Park and all the NELA neighborhoods. Home to DreamWorks and a large portion of Disney studios. The Bob’s Big Boy chain of hamburger restaurants started in Glendale on East Colorado in 1936, and the Baskin-Robbins “31 Flavors” chain of ice cream parlors started in Adams Square in 1945. Glendale is known for its responsive public safety first responders, quality schools and being home to over 50 public parks including the crown jewel, Brand Park. Plenty of good eat, drink and do with Porto’s Bakery, Din Tai Fung, Can Tiki Bar and everything you’ll ever need at the Americana. Most homes trade from the mid $800 to $3M+.

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PASADENA

From hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade to being the home to many scientific and cultural institutions including CalTech, NASA’s JPL and the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena is known as the “Crown of the Valley.” The iconic Colorado Street Bridge connects Pasadena with all its northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods. Old Town Pasadena, along with South Lake Avenue, is the shopping boutique and restaurant hub – with more restaurants per capita than NYC – but don’t let the name fool you, it’s the trendiest part of the city filled with a young, hip crowd. Craftsman, Victorian, Spanish Revival and an occasional Mid-Century Modern style home fill in the palm-lined streets. Pasadena is only a half hour drive to the beach (without LA traffic) and right at the base of the Los Angeles National Forest. Most Homes priced from $800’s to $3M+.

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ALTADENA

Wedged up against the San Gabriel Mountains, Altadena early on attracted hikers and outdoor enthusiasts as mountain tourism took off in the late 1800’s. The Mt. Lowe Railway started in the neighborhood and took passengers nearly seven miles up to a resort, dance hall and casino. Well the casino is long gone, but not the desire to call Altadena home. Architecturally there is a little bit of everything here with Craftsmans, Mid Century, English Tudors and Colonial Revivals sprinkled throughout the quiet tree lined streets. Truly a hikers paradise with access to some of the region’s best trails. Post workout hit up Amara Kitchen, Bulgarini Gelato or a cold one at Rancho Bar. Most homes priced from the high $700 to $1.8M.

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El Sereno

A hilly neighborhood known for its local businesses and shared borders with other great Northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods, El Sereno is filled with culture and diversity. While not a heavily trafficked area, there are several grand streets intersecting the neighborhood, including Huntington Drive & Eastern Avenue. Added to the National Register of Historical Places, the 1889 Farmdale Schoolhouse is a significant example of Victorian architecture and also symbolizes the move from homeschooling, to learning in a classroom with peers.

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Lincoln Heights

Founded in the 1830’s and filled with grand Victorian-style homes, Lincoln Heights is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. By the early 20th century, it became Southern California’s epicenter of Italian-Americans. From local businesses and grocery stores along Broadway to sprawling Lincoln Park with its many places to lounge or let the kids play, Lincoln Heights has plenty to offer. Plaza de la Raza, located within the park, is a place where culture and art meets and you can expand your creative horizons.

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