Silver Lake

This favorite Eastside LA neighborhood has something for you, and you, and you. And hey, there's something here for you, too.

Hang out with the indie crowd in Silver Lake, an Eastside neighborhood whose cool atmosphere garners a cult following. Rock-and-roll attitudes contrast with refined homes in the hills of Silver Lake—it's these contradictions that keep the neighborhood audaciously coy and always entertaining. Run along Silver Lake's reservoirs by day and swirl craft cocktails by night. If you prefer analog to digital, Silver Lake will have you smitten in minutes.

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On the Map

Silver Lake is bordered by Elysian Valley, East Hollywood, Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Echo Park, Mid-Wilshire, and Hollywood

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

LAX Airport: 30 minutes by car or 1 hour & 30 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 25 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 15 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 30 minutes by car
The Grove: 15 minutes by car

Silver Lake: Relentlessly Hip In Los Angeles

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Bike friendly, VW bus friendly, and rainbow friendly, Silver Lake's soaring popularity knows no bounds.

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Northwest of Downtown and nudging up against Hollywood, Silver Lake's skyscraper-proximity and stylish mentality attracts artists, bohemians, and fashionable families to its bounds.

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Its boutiques, cafes, and boutique cafes reflect the neighborhood's contemporary inclinations.

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See Silver Lake by bike and you'll fit right in.

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No stranger to public art and bold colors, Silver Lake's sidewalks steal the spotlight while its park spaces shower in sunlight.

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Local Business In Silver Lake

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Whether it's the corner store or the corner office, Silver Lake comes with one prerequisite.

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It must be colorful.

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Wall-sized murals, neon signs, and filled-to-capacity thrift racks characterize Silver Lake's shops.

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Stationary and sprouting plants aren't uncommon, either.

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Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard coalesce at Sunset Junction, an important area in the history of gay rights.

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Sunset Junction is also home to the Sunset Boulevard Street Fair, an annual August festival that features live music and local food.

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Silver Lake's Artisanal Eats

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Silver dollar hotcakes in Silver Lake?

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In this neighborhood, homestyle diners are local hotspots.

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Clean-faced coffee shops find their niche in the neighborhood, too.

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Bakeries, creperies, and cupcakeries sweeten the deal in Silver Lake.

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Fast food options still exist in Silver Lake, although most of them abide by slow food movement principles.

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Sunset Blvd, which is full of cafes, clubs and lounges, vintage shopping, a weekly farmer’s market, bus lines, bike rentals, —all just down the hill from this breezy residential neighborhood."

The Reservoirs Behind Silver Lake

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Silver Lake needs no silver lining when it's awash in golden light.

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A mixture of two basins, Silver Lake Reservoir and Ivanhoe Reservoir, creates a natural escape in the neighborhood.

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Jogging trails and heart rate raising staircases provide residents with urban respites.

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Homesteads In a Beloved LA Neighborhood

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The neighborhood's homes complement their hillside locations.

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Steep stairways and winding paths snake up Silver Lake's residential streets.

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Modest apartment buildings welcome those with less intention to settle in long-term.

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A year spent in Silver Lake is a year well spent.

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The hills are alive.

Photography

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

Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.

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