Searching Echo Park homes for sale on Zillow? What’s the neighborhood like?
Any time you consider moving into a new neighborhood, you wonder where exactly you’ll be moving to. Echo Park, especially for those in San Francisco and Brooklyn, has become one of the main neighborhoods in Los Angeles to consider.
So if you’re looking at the area, you’re probably wondering what the neighborhood is really like if you don’t have friends living in the area already. What are you going to do?
Sure, you can go and look around on your own. If you already have a home in mind, then you’ll know your address and zip code. And you may know what others tell you about the area, antidotally. All of that considered… you’ll see neighborhood as well as the home itself, but it doesn’t necessarily tell you everything that you want to know.
It doesn’t tell you what it would be like to be local and feel like to live there on a daily basis. Fortunately, you can understand bit by bit what the neighborhood is like before you’d decide to buy. If you’re on the market for an Echo Park home, here’s everything you should consider.
- The outdoors: Echo Park has a strong history built around its geography. It was originally a water reservoir before it was a park. When the park was built, a suburb grew up around it. Thus, this park has always been very much integral to its identity, and you’ll find that locals enjoy activities like fishing, canoeing, playing tennis, walking dogs, running, and just hanging out in the park in general.
- The community: The community is crucial when you’re looking for homes in any area. Echo Park homes for sale offer a unique kind of community because of their area. In addition to Elysian Park (the city’s oldest park), you also have incredible features like the Echo Park Farmer’s Market and the Los Angeles Public Library. The Farmer’s Market is every Friday rain or shine which makes it a staple in the community. You’re able to support local growers or just grab a quick lunch.
- The vibe: Echo Park is widely considered the Greenwich Village of Los Angeles. If you choose to make this your home, you’re about to move to a hip and happening area. You’ll want to check out Sunset Boulevard for music, bars, cafes, shops, and boutiques. People who are constantly looking for action on a Friday or Saturday night are often content right in this area because there’s so much to see and do.
- The sports: Whether you love baseball with a passion or couldn’t care less for America’s favorite past time, you may want to factor this into your decision to look for Echo Park homes for sale. The neighborhood is home to Dodger’s stadium, and it certainly feels like it with all the traffic on game days. If you’re not someone who wants to plan around this or even take advantage of the occasional game, then it could be cause to reevaluate. That said, there’s a lot that sports team and sporting event does for the atmosphere of an area and game days can be exciting.
As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Echo Park has a lot to offer any potential buyer. If you’re looking for Echo Park homes for sale, BRE Investment can help! We’re specialized in the area since 2005. We’d love to help out if you have any questions or need a Realtor. Visit our main page here to learn more.