If you’re interested in getting a look at the elusive hipster, than you need to head to Silver Lake.  Silver Lake is known as one of the city’s hippest and diverse neighborhoods. It’s home to many musicians, artists, writers and actors and there are plenty of things to do in this cool little community. 

Silver Lake gets is named by the Department of Water and Power’s Silver Lake Reservoir. This lake was named after Herman Silver, a member of one of LA’s first Board of Water Commissioners. 

Silver Lake Reservoir is an open reservoir, so it’s a beautiful landmark in the community and locals enjoy walking and running around it daily for their workouts.  Directly next to the Lake is Silver Lake Dog Park, a super popular spot for locals to let their dogs socialize and blow off some steam.

One of the main arteries of Silver Lake is the Sunset Junction. Sunset Junction is home to some of the greatest restaurants, cafés bars and adorable boutiques.  You also can stop by the Silver Lake Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays from 2-7:30 and Saturday’s from 9-1pm and pick up some scrumptious goodies.

Silver Lake has beautiful neighborhoods and many architects have taken notice of the fabulous views and the close proximity to Downtown La and Hollywood.  Back when Silver Lake was first emerging, Modernist architects were commissioned to build homes here like Richard Neutra,  Frank Lloyd Right and R.M. Schindler. Still to this day, architects are continuing to enrich these hills with their artistic creations. One of my favorites, Gustavo Gubel has built a number of properties in Silver Lake and calls it his home.

Silver Lake is a very interesting and diverse area which continues to grow every year. More and more people are discovering that it’s a fantastic alternative to Hollywood and the Westside, with not quite as much traffic and fuss and a cool sense of community. 

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