Silver Lake/Echo Park

Silver Lake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in the central and northeastern region of Los Angeles, California, built around what was then a city reservoir which gives the district its name. It is known for its restaurants and clubs, and many notable people have made their homes there. The neighborhood has three public and four private schools.

Silver Lake, known as one of “the city’s hippest neighborhoods”, has many bars, night clubs and restaurants. Since the 1990s, Silver Lake has become the center of the alternative and indie rock scene in Los Angeles. Since the indie rock music scene is particularly prominent in this neighborhood, comparisons are often drawn between Silver Lake and New York City’s Williamsburg district. As a result, it is sometimes referred to as the “Williamsburg of the West”. Silver Lake has been used as the film location for several films and television shows. Sunset Triangle Plaza is featured in AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead’s pilot episode. In the opening scene Nick Clark (Frank Dillane) is seen running frantically down a busy street before being struck by a motorist and collapsing at Griffith Park Boulevard and Edgecliffe Drive. When segueing into the show’s title sequence, an aerial high-rise shot of Nick Clark lying in the street shows the pedestrian plaza.

Echo Park is a densely populated neighborhood of 43,000+ residents in Central Los Angeles. It contains one high school and eight other schools, and has been home to many notable people. The neighborhood is centered on the lake of the same name.

Within Echo Park are the following:

Angelino Heights
Angelino Heights is most notable for its Victorian era residences, although these are few in number.

Elysian Heights
Since the teens, Elysian Heights, along with Edendale, has been home to many of the counter-culture, political radicals, artists, writers, architects and filmmakers.

Historic Filipinotown
Historic Filipinotown makes up the southwest portion of Echo Park.

Victor Heights
Victor Heights lies between Chinatown, Los Angeles, and the central part of Echo Park, off Sunset Boulevard near the Pasadena Freeway below Elysian Park. In 2009 Victor Heights and its hilly streets were described as “a collection of stuccoed apartments and faded bungalows, a place with a lot of old-timers.”


Find Your Way Around Silver Lake/Echo Park