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Whether you’re visiting or planning a move, get Take Sunset’s take with the Echo Park, Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide. We cover what it’s like to live here, offer recommendations for buying a home, and share great places to eat, shop, and play. Explore the entire guide, or skip to:

Take Sunset’s Take | Buying a Home | Dining | Shopping & Nightlife | Activities & Entertainment

If you’re ready to get a house, review featured listings for Echo Park real estate or search the Take Sunset site for newly listed homes.

Take Sunset’s Take on Echo Park, Los Angeles

A neighborhood’s true character often comes from what it grows into rather than how it’s been designed. This evolution can give a place both its most important and most intangible feature: authenticity.

Echo Park is a prime example, offering an urban aesthetic while remaining a distinct neighborhood. Its surroundings include stately architecture, street art, a lively nightlife, and gorgeous views of the sunset, downtown skyline, and mountains. For anyone who wants to get outdoors and into nature, Echo Park Lake provides a walking track, canoeing, and fishing, and nearby Elysian Park also has great hiking trails.

Echo Park offers Los Angeles living in a neighborhood that is both walkable and conveniently located. It’s near Dodger Stadium, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and downtown LA. You can quickly jump on The 5, The 2, The 110, or The 101 to get everywhere else. There are also ample stores, boutiques, restaurants, and bars along Sunset Blvd—all within close proximity.

As one of the earliest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Echo Park bears a variety of architectural styles. Many properties in its Angelino Heights section are Victorian homes built in the late 1800s, but you’ll also find Craftsman, bohemian, and mid-century modern homes for sale in this part of Los Angeles .

Buying a Home in Echo Park, Los Angeles

In addition to Angelino Heights, other main residential areas in Echo Park are Elysian Heights, Victor Heights, and historic Filipinotown. In Angelino Heights, hundred-year-old Victorian properties attract owners who want a home with history, character, and beauty. Up in the hills, Elysian Heights homes provide excellent views and broad plots of land. Victor Heights, situated near the Chinatown edge of Echo Park, also offers panoramic views, mostly overlooking downtown LA. Filipinotown has begun attracting first-time buyers with its reasonably priced historic homes and convenient location. Take Sunset can guide buyers through the nuances of purchasing in each area.

One of the strategies that our real estate team typically advises is to be prepared to make a serious and strong offer. Echo Park homes go fast. In order to be in the running, you will want to have a pre-approval from the bank for your home loan and to have established the price range you are targeting. Through years of buying and selling in the Echo Park area, Take Sunset is effective at narrowing down the price range to define an attractive offer.


Dining Recommendations in the Echo Park Neighborhood


1261 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Check out Guisados for an amazingly delicious, reasonably priced taqueria.


Masa of Echo Park
1800 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Masa is your place for Chicago deep dish pizza in the Echo Park neighborhood.


1356 Allison Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tsubaki is a traditional Japanese izakaya serving beautifully composed dishes that incorporate fresh California produce.

Bar Scene

Sunset Beer Company
1498 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 3, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Whether you’re looking for a fun place to relax with a drink or want to pick up cold brews for later, Sunset Beer has you covered.

Coffee House

Woodcat Coffee Bar
1532 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Grab some excellent java at Woodcat and unwind (or plug in if you’re in work mode).

Shopping and Nightlife Recommendations for Echo Park, Los Angeles

2213 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Myrtle is a unique and charming boutique that specializes in items from independent female designers.

Mohawk Bend
2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Mohawk Bend serves up delicious pub food and an amazing craft beer selection.

Activities and Entertainment in Echo Park, Los Angeles

Echo Park Lake
751 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Enjoy a leisurely stroll, people-watching, or a trip around the lake on a pedal boat.

The Echo + Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Echo + Echoplex is a classic Echo Park music venue, ideal for catching the hottest new bands.

Bob Baker Marionette Theatre
1345 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Opened in 1963, this Los Angeles landmark hosts over 200 performances each year.

Three More Great Things to Do in Echo Park

See a Baseball Game at Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Go for Classic Arcade Fun at Button Mash
1391 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Get Spiritual at House of Intuition
2237 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

For more information about living in Echo Park, Los Angeles, check out Take Sunset’s featured listings of Echo Park real estate, or search our site for the latest Los Angeles homes on the market.