Silver Lake Real Estate

Owners of Silver lake homes enjoy trendy restaurants and shops and proximity to downtown Los Angeles. They cherish the view of Silver Lake, a reservoir, as well as an arts scene that draws painters, musicians and Hollywood executives.

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Silver Lake Homes

Amid the hills east of Hollywood lies Silver Lake, a place where creative types, old hippies and plenty of gays and lesbians call home. Silver Lake real estate has historically been a place where ideas and movies were born. The neighborhood includes homes designed by famous architects including Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Silver Lake Location

Silver Lake is bordered by Los Feliz to the north, by Echo Park to the east and southeast, Atwater Village to the north, Historic Filipinotown to the south, Virgil Village to the south-west and East Hollywood to the west.

Silver Lake CA Beginnings

The body of water known as Silver Lake was once called “Ivanhoe,” after the 1819 Sir Walter Scott novel. Many streets in Silver Lake are named for book characters, including Rowena and Herkimer. The reservoir is divided into upper Ivanhoe and lower Silver Lake. The reservoir provides water to communities in South Los Angeles but is in the process of being decommissioned.

The existing lake will be converted to recreational use surrounded by a pedestrian path, dog park and nursery school. During the 1930s, Walt Disney built his first large studio in Silver Lake. Architect Richard Neutra, designer of many homes in the area, built his own home on Silver Lake Boulevard. The house still exists, and is visited by architecture fans and students. Neutra's offices were nearby on Glendale Boulevard.

In the 1990s, Silver Lake became the hub of alternative and indie rock and garnered comparisons to New York City’s Williamburg area. Gentrification began in the 2000s and continues with stylish boutiques and shops proliferating.

Silver Lake Recreation & Amenities

Silver Lake has become the center of alternative and indie rock. Silver Lake often hosts an art crawl, an evening of open art galleries. The Silver Lake Recreation Center and Dog Park is a 1.25 acre swath that offers a chance for dog owners to mingle.

Owners of Silver Lake homes appreciate shops that sell funky items and bars like Spaceland, which is a magnet for patrons with unusual haircuts who like to play pool and play video games.

Silver Lake Schools

Los Angeles Unified School District serves Silver Lake. Top performing Ivanhoe Elementary School scored 917 of a possible 1000 on the state’s Academic Performance Index.

For more information about real estate in Silver Lake or the surrounding area, feel free to contact our office at 562 360-1027 (Whittier Office) or 562 353-4483 (Long Beach).

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