A protected pocket of historic Victorian-era homes serves as a testament to the neighborhood’s earliest days and its rows of restored mansions transport visitors to a bygone time.
Echo Park’s central location and freeway access make it an ideal neighborhood for exploring Los Angeles, but why would you leave? The neighborhood is home to an enticing mix of trendy, affordable restaurants, small bustling bars, and one of the city’s best indie live music venues, The Echo and Echoplex.
Whether you’re a foodie, fashionista, or local band’s biggest fan, Echo Park’s shopping and nightlife scene has something to offer. Following late nights spent dancing and bar hopping, locals head to Elysian Park to relax and rejuvenate in the city’s oldest and second-largest park.
Most of Echo Park’s local businesses are truly unique and independently owned. Hip eateries, coffee shops, and boutiques line the neighborhood’s busiest stretch of Sunset Boulevard.
Echo Park’s nooks and crannies are densely packed with quaint craftsman houses, mid-century apartment buildings, and new Spanish-style homes. Angelino Heights is a small sector within Echo Park that boasts historic Victorian homes for an architectural blast from the past.
The newly renovated Echo Park Lake is now reinvented as a gorgeous neighborhood hub. Stroll alongside joggers and dog walkers, grab a bite at Square One at the Boathouse eatery, or rent a paddleboat for a leisurely afternoon on the water.