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Los Feliz – ‘The Happy Ones’ indeed! Consider this one of the hippest, trendiest and downright best places in all of Los Angeles.

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Los Feliz

Population 46,712
  • Average Sales Price $1,585,000
  • Average Days on Market 42 days

Community Overview

With a hip yet laidback vibe and close proximity to downtown Los Angeles, Los Feliz is is a favorite in Los Angeles. There’s a strong sense of community and kinship in a part of L.A. where people seem genuinely happy and carefree – which seems rather appropriate given its name.

Los Feliz is part of North East Los Angeles and is flanked to the north by Griffith Park and to the south by Silver Lake. West and northwest of Los Feliz are the world-famous neighborhoods of Hollywood and Hollywood Hills. Here you are a mere 7 miles northeast of downtown L.A. and 22 miles northwest of LAX; central indeed.

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The Neighborhood

It’s said that you can ask 100 different people to define the borders of Los Feliz and you’ll get 100 different answers.Los Feliz basically comprises what are known as ‘the Hills, Estate, Knolls or Village’, with Los Feliz Village asits heart and soul. Homes here are rich in character, built in the 1920’s and 30’s in the classic California bungalow style, infusing the area with a romantic retro feel.

Winding streets and inspiring views define Franklin Hills with its stairway system which is a series of 14 stairways dating back to the 1920s and providing a great way to keep trim (and happy). The Gothic-style and whimsical Shakespeare Bridge is also a landmark of Los Feliz and was declared an L.A. Cultural Landmark in 1974.

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The Sights

Enthralling and cutting-edge marks the architecture of Los Feliz and sets it apart. There’s the granite Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright and the plywood, glass, and steel Schrage House by Raphael Soriano, not to mention the jaw-dropping Mayan Revivalist Sowden House, also by Lloyd Wright.

Los Feliz sits on the doorstep of Griffith Park and residents are blessed with one of the greenest and most scenic of all the natural areas in L.A. The stunning Griffith Observatory is an iconic institution in its own right, whilst the 6000-seater Greek Theater can make for an enjoyable cultural outing. Vistas of the L.A. bowl are second to none from this beautiful urban parkland.

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The Lifestyle

An area this hip and trendy would of course have some of the best and most innovative eateries in the city. Figaro Bistrot is a terrific place for a Parisian-style brunch, whilst Rockwell Table and Stage offers great food and you might just get Jeff Goldblum playing the piano .

But it’s not all tragically hip and trendy in Los Feliz. Bar Covell is an unpretentious way to fall in love with wine-tasting all over again. The same lack of pretention can be enjoyed at the Drawing Room bar with its cheap drinks, tufted booths and jukebox music.

Other great places to eat and be merry in Los Feliz include:

  • El Cappricio – lowkey, quality Italian on offer
  • Green Leaves Vegan – vibey and eclectic vegan eating
  • Home – yip, home away from home – comfort cooking to the hilt
  • HomeState – for Texas-inspired breakfast tacos
  • Kismet – light Mediterranean all the way
  • Messhall Kitchen – group eating, comfort food
  • Mustard Seed Café – health-focused sidewalk café
  • The Dresden - serving classic dinner and drinks since 1954
  • Ye Rustic Inn – anything-but-twee grunge bar and bar bites
  • Yuca’s – think carnitas and burgers
Ratings Average 10 / 10

Community Schools

Schools within Los Feliz fall within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and include John Marshall Senior High School, first opened in 1931 and Thomas Starr King Middle School.

Elementary schools include Franklin Avenue Elementary School, Los Feliz Elementary School and Our Mother of Good Counsel, a private elementary school. The French-language Lycée International de Los Angeles campus is located in Los Feliz and is a well-regarded private elementary school too.


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