Echo Park

Echo Park is considered the home of iconic L.A. culture.

Welcome to Echo Park

Los Angeles’s first official suburb, Echo Park is a fast-growing urban neighborhood with a rich history and big-city amenities

Echo Park is a densely populated urban neighborhood situated in Central Los Angeles. One of the first established neighborhoods in the city, Echo Park is considered the home of iconic L.A. culture. As a tribute to its historical roots, several Victorian-era homes remain in-town, tucked in along a row of restored mansions in a sector called Angelino Heights. Beyond that, residents have their choice of homes to pick, varying from Spanish-style houses to mid-century apartment buildings.

Home to trendy restaurants, nightlife, and a growing hub of young professionals, creatives, and musicians, Echo Park is one of the city's fastest-growing neighborhoods. It combines a diverse mix of urban amenities with sophisticated, non-residential areas. Plus, sports fans love being close to Dodger Stadium.

What to Love

  • Music venues
  • Echo Park Lake
  • Hip nightlife
  • Trendy restaurants
  • Independently-owned boutiques
  • Unique, urban appeal

People & Lifestyle

Echo Park is an excellent place to live in Los Angeles because of its diverse community and eclectic shopping areas. It's particularly attractive to young professionals, musicians, artists, and creatives due to its urban grit and ample nightlife. Many of its streets are filled with hidden gems and opportunities for further exploration.

​​​​​​​Near Echo Park Lake, Dodger Stadium, and several renowned film locations, Echo Park is steeped in history and culture. It’s also home to numerous restaurants, boutiques, and family-friendly local events like the annual Lotus Flower Festival. Plus, unlike the Greater Los Angeles Area, Echo Park is a genuinely walkable town. You could spend hours meandering the streets, people-watching at coffeehouses, and exploring never-before-seen hotspots!

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Masa of Echo Park is famous for its Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. This family-style eatery makes all of their dishes from scratch, including their delicious homemade sauces. Masa also offers vegan options, and you can't leave without trying their bread pudding!

If you're craving a burger but you're vegan, don't fret! Monty's Good Burger is an exceptional burger joint serving 100% plant-based food items, including fries, tots, and shakes. Housed in an old vaudeville theater, Mohawk Bend is a vegan-friendly bar and restaurant featuring delicious pub fare and even better local beers.

Guisados is a relaxed neighborhood staple serving out-of-this-world tacos made by piling braised meats and savory veggie stews atop handmade tortillas.

The only thing better than eating out at a hip restaurant is doing so somewhere you can enjoy vintage arcade games. Button Mash is a hipster hotspot lined from end-to-end with games like Pac-Man and pinball. In between rounds, dine on Starry Kitchen eats and enjoy a craft beer.

Ostrich Farm is a local gem serving New American comfort food alongside a thoughtful wine list and cocktails.

Things to Do

Echo Park Lake is one of the town's most famous recreation spots. A historic reservoir home to the annual Lotus Festival, Echo Park Lake has several walking paths, picnic areas, and pedal boat rentals.

​​​​​​​Residents love being so close to the famed Dodger Stadium, located in the Elysian Park neighborhood. It’s the home stadium of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

Near Dodger Stadium is Elysian Park, a sprawling, gorgeous terrain full of fantastic hiking and running trails along with a grassy knoll for frisbee, soccer, and picnics. If you traverse the hills, you'll get an unparalleled view of the stadium and the Hollywood Hills.

​​​​​​​For those who love attending concerts, you'll probably frequent The Echo, a music venue and nightclub famous for their punk rock shows from performers like Air Traffic, Band of Horses, Bad Religion, Pixies, and much more.


Notable Echo Park public schools:

  • Clifford Street Elementary, K-5
  • Commonwealth Avenue Elementary, K-5
  • Solano Avenue Elementary, K-6

Notable private schools:

  • Precious Blood, K-8
  • St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, K-8
  • St. Teresa of Avila Elementary, K-8
  • Cathedral High School, 9-12

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