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680 E. Colorado Blvd., #150

Pasadena, CA 91101

CA DRE# 01818554

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Welcome to Highland Park

Eccentric East LA enclave with something for everyone

Nestled between Eagle Rock and Pasadena is Highland Park, a vibrant and vivacious community of artists and entrepreneurs. This area is bordered by the 110 opposite of South Pasadena and therefore has easy access to Downtown Los Angeles and everything the city has to offer. This diverse neighborhood was one of Los Angeles’ first subdivisions, and you’ll see remnants of that history everywhere you look. The neighborhood is teeming with Southern California’s iconic Craftsman bungalows, which became popularized during the early 20th century as the Arts and Crafts movement washed over the west coast. Houses in Highland Park are often swathed in lush greenery and wear many different architectural styles, which adds architectural interest to each street.

What to Love

  • Up-and-coming community
  • Craftsman-style homesteads
  • Global cuisine on the menu
  • Vintage ambiance
  • Eclectic neighbors
  • All-night entertainment

People & Lifestyle

Highland Park is a playground for trendsetters and jet-setters alike. The neighborhood's unique location means you can spend the morning shopping in Santa Monica, grab front-row tickets to a Lakers game at the STAPLES Center in the evening, and catch a red-eye flight out of LAX all in the same day. People here come from all walks of life, whether you’re the founder of an ambitious tech startup or soaking up the sun as a retiree.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

This neighborhood is widely regarded for its diverse community and wealth of entertainment options, from sipping small-batch coffee to browsing eccentric art galleries to perusing vintage boutiques. The beating heart of Highland Park is Figueroa Street, a central stretch of town that is surrounded by chic eateries and local shops. At El Pescador, enjoy seafood-focused Mexican fares alongside classic cocktails and both domestic and international beer, or head over to El Huarache Azteca for Mexican staples like enchiladas and huaraches in a cozy, family-owned setting. Folliero’s Italian Food and Pizza specializes in New York-style pizzas and can’t-miss pasta dishes. You’ll love their no-frills atmosphere, authentic menu, and good-natured hospitality. Hearty, homestyle Tex-Mex cooking can be found at Home State. Sample craft brews at The Hermosillo, find the perfect gift for art lovers at Crush, and scour vintage records at Gimme Gimme Records.

Things to Do

There’s never a dull day in Highland Park. This eclectic neighborhood fosters an upbeat lifestyle. Lodge Room and The Hi Hat are two long-standing Highland Park live music venues, each hosting big names and local bands alike. Nearby Griffith Park is a priceless amenity and perfect for anyone craving a breath of fresh air. This urban park spans over 1,200 acres and offers winding hiking trails, equestrian facilities, and a plethora of picnicking spots. Explore the Griffith Observatory, where you can take a peek through a working telescope, or get up close with exotic animals at the Los Angeles Zoo. One of Highland Park’s hippest hang out destinations is Block Party Highland Park. This buzzworthy beer hall has a massive patio with picnic tables, shuffleboard, video games, and plenty of room for mingling.

Schools

Highland Park is home to a myriad of outstanding educational facilities that foster a lifelong love of learning in its students by crafting encouraging curricula. A few of the area’s most notable academic opportunities include:

  • Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet
  • Garvanza Elementary School, PK-5
  • Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, 9-12


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