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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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  • Every year, around July the lotus flower is bloosom, it is a good time to visit and it does not cost money. 
  • Visited the Lotus Festival at Echo park Lake (2nd weekend in July). Great festival and venue. The park currently has blooming lotus flowers. They are big and colorful. You van visit the late anytime, ...  read more »
  • The whole Echo Park area is in the middle of a transformation to a hip, younger neighborhood full of restaurants and coffee bars and it shows by the people who are in the park. Young couples walking t...  read more »
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