Surrounding its namesake Silverlake Reservoir, the Silverlake neighborhood is one of the most desirable in all of Los Angeles. Its rolling hills provide views from the Pacific Ocean to Downtown, the Hollywood sign, and the Griffith Observatory, and off to the Verdugo and Angeles Crest mountains. Nestled in between Los Feliz and Echo Park, Silverlake is also convenient to a lot of other great areas; and while its idyllic setting can make it seem world’s away, it’s only a few miles from Downtown. Silverlake’s rich and diverse architectural history includes many styles that intermingle harmoniously, and include residences designed by renowned architects Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and R.M. Schindler.
Eateries, watering holes, and shopping abound to satisfy all tastes (and most budgets) and the well-known Sunset Junction farmer’s market is the Eastside place to pursue produce and wares from local artisans. The trendy community also boasts some of the nation’s most lauded food trucks, a multicultural blend of residents with eclectic professions, and a booming arts scene. It is easy to understand why Forbes Magazine named Silverlake the coolest neighborhood in the country in 2012.
The U.S. census counted 32,890 residents in the 2.75-square-mile neighborhood, an average of 11,266 people per square mile, among the highest population densities in Los Angeles County.