Some of you probably saw this on Friday. For those who didn’t: My friend Evvie, the LA editor at Daily Candy, asked me to do a piece on some off-the-beaten path Eastside neighborhoods for DC.
Here’s a link to the article.
The neighborhoods I discussed were Frogtown, Boyle Heights, Virgil Village (that’s the part of East Hollywood where Westmoreland and Willow Brook are), and Highland Park. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know about these places, but you’d be amazed at how few people on the West Side have ever heard of them.
Of all those neighborhoods, the one I’m most excited about right now is Frogtown. Here’s the description I gave:
“Separated from Echo Park by the 5 Freeway, Frogtown encompasses the two humps sticking out from the west bank of the L.A. River. Housing is a mixture of single-family homes, small apartment buildings, and river-adjacent industrial buildings that have been converted into live/work lofts.”
If you’re looking for a home or small apartment building, check that area out. It feels almost like a different world, even though you’re really close to Silver Lake / Atwater / Los Feliz. There are already a ton of artists living and working over there. It’s just totally primed for a gentrification explosion.