A neighborhood with a cult following, Silver Lake is an acclaimed Eastside LA neighborhood for good reason. Sunset Junction, centrally located in Silver Lake, is a community hot spot. The Silver Lake Reservoir is a scenic retreat, complete with a dog park and a basketball court. With plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes along Sunset Boulevard, there's something for everyone in Silver Lake.

Spend a day here: Cafecito Organico is a great place to start your morning with a peaceful cup of coffee. If caffeine isn't your thing, grab a healthy juice at Moon Juice. Then, take the pups on a walk around the Reservoir and scope out the local Neutra houses. You can even tour Neutra's family home. Check out Secret Headquarters to bulk up your comic collection. For dinner, have a locally grown and highly inspired meal at Forage. Then, enjoy local talent at The Satellite. Visit Cafe Stella for a nightcap to finish a full day of Silver Lake fun.

Demographics: In 2008, the city estimated that the population was 32,890. The median age for residents was 35. The neighborhood was highly diverse ethnically. The breakdown was Latinos, 41.8%; caucasian, 34%; Asians, 18%; 3.2%, African American and others, 3.1%. The median yearly household income in 2008 was $54,339.

Schools: 

  • Allesandro Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • ASA Silver Lake School (private)
  • Ivanhoe Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Kids' World School (private)
  • Micheltorena Street Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School (parochial K–8)
  • St. Teresa of Avila Elementary School (parochial K–8)