If New York City's Brooklyn neighborhoods were bathed in sunshine, they might find their west coast counterpart in Los Angeles' Highland Park. Not too far from Downtown, this northeast LA neighborhood is on the fast track to mass appeal. Historic homes combine with corridors replete with modern amenities and cozy bookshops tucked-away in secret corners. Despite its analog attitude, Highland Park's evolution continues as it's propelled by another moving accouterment—the Metro Rail Gold Line easily connects commuters to the rest of the city.See 49 places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Suburban-Feeling Neighborhood With Urban Inclinations
Highland Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood is set up in a hilly area above Downtown along the Arroyo Seco, making it feel like a smaller town within a large metropolis. It is urban, yet suburban at the same time."
Hyper-Local In Highland Park
Highland Park: A Vision of Vintage
Up and coming York Blvd. District offers new restaurants and new vintage stores."
Getting Around Los Angeles
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."