Atwater Village

Atwater Village might just be LA's coziest northeast community.

More red wagon than red carpet, Atwater Village is a residential neighborhood that focuses on farmers' markets and family ties. This northeast LA community has grown up since its days as a destination for the fashion-forward. Now, Atwater Village emanates a well-balanced attitude with a wholesome affinity for upscale shopping and down-to-earth dining along the Los Angeles River. To best enjoy the offerings of Atwater Village and its surrounding East Side neighborhoods, choose a car.

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On the Map

Atwater Village is bordered by Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Glassell Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood, and Glendale

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Possible

LAX Airport: 30 minutes by car or 1 hour & 45 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 20 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 35 minutes by car
The Grove: 25 minutes by car

Grown Up Style In Northeast LA

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Atwater Village's knitting stores, bon vivant boutiques, and corner coffee shops and liquor outcrops line up between the banks of the Los Angeles River and the border of Glendale.

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The awe-inspiring backdrop of LA's Verdugo Mountains enhance Atwater Village's flat streetscape.

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Located in one of "The Six Hottest Emerging Neighborhoods In the World's Greatest Cities: Atwater Village, Los Angeles" - Detail Magazine Feb 2012. Vibrant Atwater Village, while quiet and serene, offers dozens of retail, cafe, dining and entertainment venues within walking distance, making it one of Los Angeles' most pedestrian friendly neighborhoods."

Maria Alejandra

Hosts The Garden of Edenhurst Guest House

The Casual Gourmet In Atwater Village

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Atwater Village's cafes, grills, and restaurants reflect the neighborhood's grown-up attitude.

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Like its populace, the area's dining establishments blend casual atmospheres with trending tastes.

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Its organic taco stands offer vegan options.

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From the outside, many of its culinary escapes appear ordinary.

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Once you make it inside, you'll realize they're more like extraordinary.

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Shake it up.

Atwater Village's Local Lifestyle

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Bookstores and baristas are more personal in Atwater Village.

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As the area has grown up, so has its fashion sense.

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The neighborhood supports upcycled inclinations and expresses an affinity for the handmade.

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Dusk In Atwater Village

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Come sunset, Atwater Village's single-story residences alight with rectangular illumination.

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Their warm glow only enhances the neatly-cultivated gardens that line their entryways.

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Here's lookin' at you, kid.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."

Rob Kalmbach

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