Lincoln heights is considered the oldest suburb in Los Angeles, dating back to the 1830s. This history is visible in the architecture throughout this neighborhood. An up-and-coming area, there are still plenty of hidden gems to be found. With a Metro Gold Line stop and close to Downtown LA, Echo Park, and Chinatown, Lincoln Heights is a commuter's dream.

Spend a day here: Enjoy a delicious Mexican breakfast at El Huarachito, and try the cinnamon spiced café de olla. Then, find unique vintage retail experiences at Revival Furniture and the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store across the street. In the afternoon, take a pilates class at Reformation Station. Twice annually, the Brewery Art Walk gives you an inside peek into over 100 studios of the local contemporary artists working in the Brewery Arts Complex. Enjoy dinner at Barbara's at the Brewery, where you'll find craft beers and a great menu. Then, experience Low End Theory, the experimental electronic music night at The Airliner.

Demographics: In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 29,637. In 2000 the median age for residents was 27. The racial demographic breakdown was Latinos, 70.7%; Asians, 25.2%; caucasian, 2.7%; African American, 0.4%; and others, 1.0%. The median yearly household income in 2008 was $30,579.

Schools:

  • Abraham Lincoln High School (LAUSD)
  • Hillside Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy No. 5 (charter) 
  • Pueblo de Los Angeles Continuation School (LAUSD)
  • Gates Street Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Albion Street Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Griffin Avenue Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Milagro Charter Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Leadership in Media and Entertainment (LEMA) - Pilot School (LAUSD)
  • PUC Schools operates the Milagro Charter School (K-5) and the Excel Charter Academy (6-8) (LAUSD)
  • Little Flower Missionary House, elementary (private)
  • Sacred Heart High School (private)
  • Sacred Heart Elementary School (private)
  • Our Lady of Help Christians Elementary School (private)