Echo Park: Greatest Neighborhood in Los Angeles, Which Has 87 of Them
An un-sourced line in Echo Park's Wikipedia entry calls it "one of the most diversified communities in the United States" -- but it's gentrified just enough so as not to make you afraid of getting stabbed when you stumble home from The Gold Room or The Echo late at night.
blackbird.fly Not overly gentrified -- yet.
Now, a word about hipsters.
Yes, there are many of them in Echo Park, especially north of Sunset Boulevard, where property values appear to be rising, development, gentrification blah blah blah.
But give hipsters their due: they are (mostly) attractive and at normal body weight. Hipsters open up delicious restaurants like Cortez and Sage, and while their opinions are often offensive, their need to constantly appear apathetic about everyone and everything renders them (mostly) harmless. They also helped popularize well-fitting jeans, so they deserve credit for that too.
schwa23 Give hipsters their due.
So what if the coffee's better in Silver Lake? Or the food's better in Los Feliz? Or the shops are cuter in Atwater Village?
Now if we could just get a fucking subway stop, then it would be perfect.