Welcome to Highland Park
Diverse and dynamic northeast LA enclave
Just south of Eagle Rock, Highland Park is a community in northeastern Los Angeles that has been a haven for artists since its earliest days. Bordered by the 110 opposite of South Pasadena, Highland Park has easy access to Downtown Los Angeles and beyond. This neighborhood is less than twenty miles from beachfront views at Santa Monica Pier, first-row seats at the Staples Center, and first-class tickets at Los Angeles International Airport. You can go anywhere and be anyone when you live in Highland Park.
As one of Los Angeles’ first subdivisions, Highland Park’s historic roots keep current residents grounded in the area’s vibrant culture. The neighborhood is a hotspot for Craftsman-style bungalows built during the Arts and Crafts movement that was extraordinarily popular in northeastern Los Angeles during the early 20th century. Homes in Highland Park are surrounded by immaculate greenery that drapes the neighborhood in dappled light, making you feel like you’re a world away from downtown’s glossy skyline. Here, everything is organically homegrown.
What to Love
- Unshakable vintage vibes
- Sipping small-batch coffee on Figueroa Street
- Local bistros, bars, and taquerias
- Inspiring artistic environment
People & Lifestyle
Highland Park is home to a richly diverse community that is reflected in its hip art galleries, incredible eateries, trendy boutiques, and tech startups. There’s a little something for everyone in Highland Park, whether you’re an ambitious professional or a retiree. This community runs the gamut of age, ethnicity, and cultural demographics.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Highland Park is well-known for its eclectic entertainment, whether you’re sampling craft beer at The Hermosillo, hunting for vintage vinyl at Gimme Gimme Records, or striking out at Highland Park Bowl. The York is a signature Highland Park watering hole with gastropub fares and a varied selection of craft brews and wines. Up-and-coming Mexican-Italian fusion restaurant Nativo is a newcomer on the scene with a flair for innovation. Hippo’s airy dining room offers fresh American and Italian cuisine, while Mason’s Dumpling Shop is a sleek dim sum stop. Grab breakfast with friends at Amara Kitchen or pick up a coffee to-go from Tierra Mia Coffee before heading over to Sunbeam Vintage to shop for hidden gems from bygone eras. Cutting-edge Spanish restaurant Otoño takes traditional dishes up a notch with their elevated menu of mouthwatering tapas, paella, and authentic desserts you won’t want to miss. If you’re craving a burger from an old-fashioned diner, Goldburger is your go-to destination, while Triple Beam Pizza is a family-owned Roman pizzeria right here in Highland Park. Nestled inside a historic Masonic building, Checker Hall is a classy vintage-era cocktail bar with a speakeasy attitude that’s the perfect place to grab drinks for two or have a girl’s night out. Highland Park’s charming eccentricity is reflected in Crush, a quirky gift shop that specializes in art and accessories.
Things to Do
Highland Park is never short on things to do and places to explore. The NELAart Walk is an annual celebration of artists that is dedicated to increasing the visibility of local creators. Live music is alive and well in Highland Park at Lodge Room and The Hi Hat, a long-standing music venue that has hosted acts such as Billie Eilish, The Spill Canvas, and Donna Missal. Families will love visiting the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, which is the oldest children’s puppet theater in the Los Angeles area. For a breath of fresh air, head to York Park or Garvanza Park.
Highland Park is home to several outstanding educational facilities that put student success at the forefront. A few of the area’s most notable academic institutions include:
- Garvanza Elementary School, PK-5
- Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, 9-12