Highland Park

Highland Park has rapidly evolved into one of the hippest neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

Welcome to Highland Park

An artist’s paradise rich in history and culture that is attractive to families and burgeoning creatives

One of Los Angeles's first subdivisions, Highland Park is a neighborhood rich with history. Initially, a creative enclave with multiple elegant Craftsman homes, Highland Park has rapidly evolved into one of the hippest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. From trendy York Boulevard to walkable streets inundated with urban amenities, Highland Park is the epicenter of youth culture.

Heralded for its eclectic arts scene and diverse community, Highland Park has some of the most fascinating sites and attractions in L.A. Restorative projects have helped reclaim and build Highland Park into a socially and culturally enriching community to live with multiple galleries, venues, and museums spread throughout. Whether you enjoy art, music, film, or performance, you're guaranteed to find something to keep you entertained in this vibrant town.

What to Love

  • Arts scene
  • Culturally rich
  • York Boulevard
  • Diverse neighborhoods
  • Excellent schools
  • Historic community

People & Lifestyle

Highland Park is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles and a great place for young professionals and creatives to live. A walkable community, there is no shortage of places to go or things to do. Bookstores, coffee shops, vintage boutiques, and all of the wonderful places along York Boulevard make it a veritable playground for explorers and locals who enjoy getting to know the history of the place they call home.

​​​​​​​Since its conception, Highland Park has been a hotspot for artistic movements and cultural evolution. While it has traditionally been home to young professionals, the last few years have seen an influx of young families in part due to the prestigious schools nearby, such as Aldama Elementary and Benjamin Franklin Senior High School.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoy freshly-made pasta at Hippo, a contemporary Italian-California restaurant with an airy, open interior and artistic atmosphere. This casual restaurant has a unique approach to its vibrant and decadent pasta dishes.

Kitchen Mouse is a super-cute café specializing in tasty vegan and gluten-free food. What started as a small catering business in owner Erica Daking's kitchen soon blossomed into a full-fledged eatery that has been featured in numerous publications like Self Magazine and LA Weekly.

Try something truly unique at vegan German kitchen and beer garden, Hinterhof. Along with being a popular drinking destination, their all-vegan menu offers meatless sausages and other savory bites.

Dine on Taiwanese classics at Joy, a casual neighborhood staple that utilizes fresh and simple ingredients with a twist. HomeState is a rustic café serving authentic Tex-Mex.

Things to Do

If you've ever been interested in learning about the LAPD's history, visit the Los Angeles Police Museum. The museum is home to fascinating exhibits, including armored cars, radios, badges, and interactive programs. It’s housed inside the old Highland Park Police Station, which was originally built in 1925.

The Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum focusing on Southern California's settlement and development from the Civil War-era to the early 20th century.

Get some fresh air and enjoy a picnic or jog along the river at Arroyo Seco Park, a kid-friendly place with a shady playground and bathrooms on the premises.

Founded in the mid-1890s by William Lees Judson, Judson Studios is a fine art studio specializing in stained glass. It remains a family-run business and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Take the family to Highland Park Bowl, a hip, old-school bowling alley with live music, craft cocktails, delicious wood-fired pizza, and seasonal fare.


Notable public schools:

  • Arroyo Vista Elementary, K-5
  • Monterey Hills Elementary, K-5
  • Delevan Drive Elementary, K-6
  • Eagle Rock Elementary, K-6
  • Mt. Washington Elementary, K-6
  • Arroyo Seco Museum Science, K-8
  • Celerity Troika Charter, Charter, K-8

Notable private schools:

  • Montessori Children's World, K-2
  • American Montessori Preschool & Elementary, K-8
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola Elementary, K-8
  • Optimist High School, 7-12

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