Opening our eyes to the East side of Los Angeles started with Silverlake and is quickly spreading – Now we’ve found a sweet little fixer in Glassell Park that’s become the apple of our eye. At risk of letting my deep valley roots show, Scott and I had never been to Glassell Park until we happened through it on the house-hunt this past weekend. Just a short ride over the bridge from Silverlake (dare I say… “Silverlake Adjascent?”) is Glassell Park, one of LA’s oldest neighborhoods.
As if we didn’t already feel like the yuppies from Christmas Vacation with the collective 2007 catalogs of Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel pouring out of every nook and cranny in our kitchen, (thank you wedding guests!) the Realtor is giving us the hard sell that Glassell Park is “in the path of progress” meaning, they’ve dubbed it the next neighborhood for skinny white hipsters to invade.
While that’s a scary and overwhelming thought in it’s own right, Scott and I have spent the past week trying to come to our own conclusion about Glassell Park – What’s the day to day life like there? Is it the neighborhood we want to start our life in? What’s the resale like? (It’s an emotional decision – input welcome, by the way.) We’re still not sure….but that full sized basement and outdoor hot tub with mountain views is calling to us….
Above, please enjoy some of my favorite picks from the Glassell Park, 90065 group on flickr. If this neighborhood is half as wonderful as what it’s residents have captured here, it could be the right spot for us…