Welcome to Atwater Village
Trendsetting two-mile alcove
Atwater Village nudges Griffith Park on the east with Silver Lake to its west, where much of this charming enclave is located on the fertile soil of the Los Angeles River’s flood plain. This two-mile-long stretch along the Los Angeles River has attracted hipster eateries and darling boutiques that keep residents on the cutting-edge of the latest trends. Its streets are a haven for fashionistas with a keen eye since there are a plethora of vintage collections where you can search for consigned treasures. Residents who own cars will find Atwater Village’s location extraordinarily convenient—commuters can make it to both downtown and Pasadena in fifteen minutes and the heart of Glendale in only ten. However, Atwater Village is delightfully walkable, and there are plenty of public transportation options available for residents without cars. This rapidly-evolving community still clings to its Old Los Angeles charm with a plethora of housing styles, from Spanish Revival homesteads to gleaming skyline high-rises.
What to Love
- Breathtaking mountain views
- Commuter convenience
- Diverse residents
- Easily walkable amenities
- Foodie-approved eateries
- Family-fun at Griffith Park
People & Lifestyle
Atwater Village’s tree-lined streets and bustling environment are diversely appealing. Historically, this community has been composed of first-generation immigrants—today, young professionals and their families are particularly attracted to Atwater Village because of its opportunistic real estate. Residents from nearby Silver Lake and Los Feliz have also begun seeking this section of town.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Atwater Village boasts an eclectic selection of eateries, services, and shopping destinations. All’acqua puts Neapolitan pizzas at the forefront of their menu, which are each crafted using a woodfired oven that was imported directly from Naples. In contrast, Hail Mary Pizza puts a funky spin on old-fashioned pizzerias with their crisp salads, seasonal sides, and innovative pies. Cozy market and café Bon Vivant boasts all-day bites, as well as elegantly-plated charcuterie and mouthwatering fondue. For a taste of the Old World, stop by Tam O’Shanter. This Scottish- inspired pub is nestled inside a Tudor-style cottage with a menu that includes all of your favorite traditional Scottish dishes, as well as a few outliers. When you’re craving Mediterranean food, head over to Dune. Their approachable ambiance belies bold flavors that you won’t want to miss. Proof Bakery is a sun-filled storefront where artisans craft fresh bread, pastries, and sandwiches each morning. Get your friends together for drinks at Bigfoot Lodge, a charming Western-themed bar with a menu of specialty cocktails.
Bauer Pottery Company is a boutique pottery showroom where you can find artisanal creations. Atwater Village’s Good Wolf Barber Co. will keep you looking fresh with a clean cut. For a sustainable salon experience, head over to Foxtrot Salon, where you can feel confident with their eco-friendly products.
Things to Do
When you’re in Atwater Village, there is always something exciting on the calendar. Atwater Village Theater is a popular date night destination that produces the work of emerging playwrights so you can say, “I saw them back when.” With Griffith Park so nearby, it’s easy to spend a day hiking the trails, brushing up on your equestrian skills, or exploring the Los Angeles Zoo. Griffith Observatory is an excellent educational facility with working telescopes that is fun for the whole family.
In Atwater Village, students are fortunate to take advantage of such exemplary educational opportunities. A few of the area’s most noteworthy academic facilities include:
- Ivanhoe Elementary School, K-5
- Fletcher Drive Elementary School, K-5
- Atwater Avenue Elementary School, K-6