Echo Park

Echo Park is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. It is located just northwest of downtown and is known for its diverse population, historic architecture, and lively entertainment scene. The neighborhood is also home to a number of bars, restaurants, and music venues, as well as a large number of independent shops and businesses. The housing market in Echo Park is relatively affordable compared to some other parts of Los Angeles, and the neighborhood has a strong sense of community.

Echo Park has a variety of things to do for visitors and residents. Some popular activities include:

  1. Visiting Echo Park Lake: This historic lake features a walking path, paddle boat rentals, and a beautiful lotus garden.
  2. Exploring the Echo Park Farmers' Market: Held on Sundays, this market features fresh produce, food vendors, and live music.
  3. Visiting the Echo Park Film Center: This non-profit organization offers workshops, screenings, and other events related to film and video.
  4. Enjoying the nightlife: Echo Park has a vibrant nightlife scene with a variety of bars, clubs, and music venues.
  5. Shopping and Dining: Echo Park has many independent shops and restaurants offering unique items and foods from various cultures.
  6. Hiking: Elysian Park, located nearby, offers hiking trails with great views of the city.
  7. Visiting the Griffith Observatory: The observatory is located nearby and it offers free public telescope viewing and exhibits on astronomy, space science, and the night sky.
  8. Exploring the Angelino Heights Historic Preservation Overlay Zone: This area features Victorian and Craftsman-style homes built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Echo Park is named after a natural echo that was once heard in the area. According to local legend, the echo was caused by the unique shape of the surrounding hills, which amplified sound and caused it to bounce back to the valley below. The name "Echo Park" was first used in the late 19th century when the area was being developed as a residential neighborhood. The name was likely chosen to evoke the natural beauty and tranquility of the area, as well as its unique acoustical properties. Today, the echo is no longer audible due to the urban development of the area, but the name Echo Park has remained as a reminder of the area's natural past.

Overview for Echo Park, CA

35,203 people live in Echo Park, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $41,883. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Echo Park, CA

Echo Park has 14,002 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Echo Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,203 people call Echo Park home. The population density is 20,415.271 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.22 / 48.78%

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Schools in Echo Park, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Echo Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Clifford Street Elementary
K - 5th
Elysian Heights Elementary School Arts Magnet
K - 5th
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy #4
K - 8th
K - 8th
Mayberry Street Elementary
K - 5th
No rating available
Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise
6th - 12th
Betty Plasencia Elementary
K - 5th
Edward R. Roybal Learning Center
9th - 12th
Logan Academy of Global Ecology
K - 8th

Around Echo Park, CA

There's plenty to do around Echo Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Taqueria San Miguel, Brigadier Sweets, and Mariscos El Padrino.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 3.61 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.65 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.19 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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