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Echo Park, Los Angeles

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Echo Park is a densely populated neighborhood of 43,000+ residents in Central Los Angeles. It has one high school and eight other schools. It has been home to many notable people and is centered on the lake of the same name.GeographyLocationEcho Park is flanked by Elysian Valley to the north and northeast, Elysian Park to the east, Chinatown and Downtown to the southeast, Westlake to the southwest and west, and Silver Lake to the northwest.Boundaries are the Golden State Freeway–Glendale Freeway interchange at the north apex, Riverside Drive on the northeast, Elysian Park on the east, Stadium Way and Beaudry Avenue on the southeast, the south apex being Beaudry Avenue and West Second Street and the west limit being an irregular line consisting of Second Street and Beverly Blvd, then moving upward north along Benton Way and the Glendale Freeway.DistrictsWithin Echo Park are the following:Angelino HeightsAngelino Heights is most notable for its Victorian era residences, although these are few in number. It lies at an elevation of 502 feet (153 meters).Elysian HeightsSince the teens, Elysian Heights, along with Edendale, has been home to many of the counter-culture, political radicals, artists, writers, architects and filmmakers. The children of many progressives attended school there during the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
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  • As we were exploring the neighborhood of our bnb early on a Sunday morning, we saw a dozen or so folks around the lake, all with telephoto lens, tripods, and other serious camera gear. We thought at f...  more »
  • A pretty park with lots of shade to get away from the SoCal sun. Dog friendly. Busy but still has the calm of a park.  more »
  • Gorgeous little park. Loads of little turtles swimming and ducks and the flowers on lake are lovely. Pedallo is $20 per hour. The hour goes by quickly and is well worth it. One thing that annoyed me w...  more »