Highland Park

Learn about Highland Park

Highland Park is a historic neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles. It was one of the first subdivisions of Los Angeles, and is currently inhabited by a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Highland Park is a hilly neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, located in the San Rafael Hills and along the Arroyo Seco. It is situated within what was once Rancho San Rafael of the Spanish/Mexican era.

Like Echo Park and Eagle Rock, Highland Park has steadily seen some gentrification. People from across the region have been attracted to the historic Craftsman homes that escaped demolition. Its relatively low rents have made it increasingly popular among young people who value the walkable urban lifestyle afforded by the older style of neighborhood. Once again, Highland Park is building a reputation as a mecca for artists, with trendy shops, galleries, bars and restaurants opening throughout the neighborhood. A number of shops selling vintage clothes and boutiques offering hip home-decor accessories have opened along York Boulevard. Highland Park is home to a recording studio and pop-up space for Los Angeles-based hip-hop label, Stones Throw Records. Highland Park has a legacy of local businesses, some that have been a staple in the Highland Park community for over 20 years. The first of such businesses is Galco's Soda Pop Stop. Galco's has been family owned and operated for more than 100 years. In addition, another cultural landmark in Highland Park is Avenue 50 Studio. Avenue 50 Studio is a nonprofit community-based organization grounded in Latino and Chicano culture.

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2 San Pascual Avenue Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Aldama Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
2 Garvanza Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3 Yorkdale Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
1 Annandale Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
N/A Richard Riordan Primary Center Kindergarten - 1St Grade Public
1 Monte Vista Street Elementary School 2Nd Grade - 6th Grade Public
4 Arroyo Seco Museum Science Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
2 Buchanan Street Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
N/A Academia Avance Charter School 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Optimist Charter 7th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 Benjamin Franklin Senior High School 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 Luther Burbank Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
1 Highland Park Continuation School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St. Ignatius Of Loyola Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Optimist High School 8th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Cdm Christian Elementary School Kindergarten - 7th Grade Private/Charter
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