Los Angeles’ reigning hipster neighborhoods are clustered in the northeast. Hotspots like Atwater Village, Highland Park, Elysian Valley and Eagle Rock have made this 17-square-mile region popular among young families and creative types seeking a laid-back lifestyle.
NELA is celebrated for its abundance of thrift stores, hip watering holes, brunch spots and hiking trails — it’s little wonder, then, that the area has attracted a slew of new residential developments. If you’re on the hunt for a single-family home in this charming corner of the city, check out these four new construction communities.
Developer: Encore Capital Management
Neighborhood: Eagle Rock
Priced from: $799,000
Arla — that’s Swedish for “morning,” if you were wondering — is a collection of modern single-family and live/work homes in tight-knit Eagle Rock. Seven of the homes lining Eagle Rock Boulevard feature separate commercial retail spaces, while other floorplans offer ground floor suites with kitchenettes that are perfect for in-laws or home offices. These 38 small lot homes are built around a “central park” featuring trees, seating, plants and walkways.
Developer: Watt Communities
Neighborhood: Elysian Valley
Priced from: $799,900
Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, is a vibrant riverside neighborhood that offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Coolidge Place is located just steps away from the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail, LA River Kayak Safari and Lewis MacAdams Riverside Park. These two-bedroom single-family homes are selling now and come complete with flex spaces, two-car garages, private outdoor oases and up to three-and-a-half baths.
Developer: Paul Pagnone
Neighborhood: Atwater Village
Priced from: Contact developer
These 10 live-work, single-family homes are launching on May 14th. The interiors emphasize sustainable luxury, featuring high-quality European kitchen appliances, double-glazed floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and white oak and polished concrete flooring. Large rooftop decks provide sweeping views of Atwater Village and the hills surrounding Griffith Park. The open layouts include two or three bedrooms, breakfast nooks, storage areas and workspaces (as per plan). Atwater Union is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, giving residents a sense of privacy.
4. Arroyo HP
Developer: Shea Homes
Neighborhood: Highland Park
Priced from: $870,593
Lifelong Highland Park residents will tell you that the acronym for the neighborhood is HLP, not HP, but we will forgive this new home community for committing such an offense. Arroyo Highland Park is a collection of 20 small lot single-family homes with three to four bedrooms and up to 2,250 square feet of living space. Experience contemporary architecture, modern finishes, and spacious balconies or rooftop decks. Residents will be able to walk to the gastropubs, art galleries and trendy boutiques of York Boulevard, or hop on the Metro Gold Line at nearby Highland Park Station.