Should You Buy a House in Highland Park? Yes!

(May 12, 2015)

Highland Park is a beautiful area to buy a house

Highland Park Is LA’s Up and Coming Community

Whether you are buying a house or just looking for a great place to relocate within the city, you should most certainly consider Highland Park. This neighborhood could be called one of the most popular up and coming places to live in LA. Just take a look at what the community area has to offer.

About Highland Park

Located on the northeast side of Los Angeles, Highland Park is ethnically diverse and continually growing. Lately, it has been enjoying a renaissance of population as well as culture and things to do, and it certainly has become part of the arts and crafts movement most closely associated with neighboring Pasadena.

Considered a favorite spot for artists and hipsters, Highland Park is filled with small shops, local restaurants, art galleries, and bars. Some of the unique things to do in the area include:

  • The Old LA Certified Farmers’ Market
  • Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
  • Avenue 50 Studio
  • Wombleton Records
  • Mount Analog
  • Highland Theatre
  • Highland Park Billiards

The area is known for locally owned and hip places to eat, “for traditional Mexican eats, El Huarache Azteca can’t be missed. Order up tacos, sopes, and the famous huarache – all made by hand and served street style on paper plates.” (Saviss) There are plenty of different places to dine out throughout the area.

The Market

Highland Park struggled for a little while a few years ago, but the housing market is definitely growing by leaps and bounds now. It is considered one of the best up and coming neighborhoods in the city to buy a house. In fact, it was listed as one of the hottest real estate neighborhoods in the nation last year.

Why is the market driving upward in this neighborhood? There are a few different factors this could be attributed to. One is that the available real estate for sale in the area is steadily shrinking. Of course, as there is less of a supply, demand will automatically go up as homes become a premium. Additionally, Highland Park got national attention as the arts and design portion of the community started growing a couple of years ago. This type of attention brings in more people who wish to live in a hip style neighborhood. The history, culture, and diversity of Highland Park just adds to the booming housing market, and as more people move there, more people want to live there as well.

Other Up and Coming Neighborhoods in LA

According to a real estate study, Los Angeles topped the list for having some of the most popular up and coming neighborhoods throughout the nation. Some of these include:

  • Eagle Rock on the eastern side of the city;
  • Glassell Park, also on the eastern side, and
  • Faircrest Heights, on the western side of the city.

All of these neighborhoods in addition to Highland Park are certainly experiencing a real estate and housing boom in the past year.

If you are looking for one of the most up and coming places to live in the LA area, then there are certainly reasons to consider Highland Park as well as the other three popular neighborhoods. 


Jennifer Shenbaum

Written by Jennifer Shenbaum

Jennifer Shenbaum is a real estate investor based in Southern California. She is a veteran of the housing market crash of 2007. Best of all, she offers free remodeling ideas to all who ask.

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