Providing local insight into the best schools in and around where you want to live on Los Angeles' eastside.

Enchanting Home in Silver Lake’...

2724 Ivan Hill Terrace, Los Angeles, CA. 90039 list price-$799,000 –  2 bed / 1 bath at 1106 sq. ft. / with a large permitted studio/office – lot size 8049 sq. ft. Would love to see you at my new listing this weekend July 19th & 20th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm Listed by Diane Evans at Sotheby’s International Realty. For an appointment please call me at 323-401-3987 or email Looking for a beautiful, peaceful and move-in ready home in Silver Lake’s Ivanhoe School district? Well, this is it! Built in 1937, this 2-bed/1- bath is filled with warmth and charm, featuring hardwood floors throughout, a decorative fireplace, and built-in bookshelves with a desk in the living room. Well known Silver Lake design firm Design Vidal remodeled the dining room, open kitchen, and stylish bathroom in 2013. Above the two-car garage is a permitted large open studio/office. Relax and entertain in the stunning grassy backyard with a hot tub, vegetable garden, and terraced lounge...

Silver Lake Home Gets Top Dollar...

My Silver Lake sellers never thought they would get such a high price for their home.  The house needed work and with a some cleaning and polishing their home began to shine. We listed it for $849,000, within one week we received 15 offers and sold it for $1,001,000. How surprised and delighted they were that their home sold for $152,000 over the asking price. 2319 Kenilworth Ave, Los Angeles, 90039 Located in prime Silver Lake on one of the best streets in Moreno Highlands and within Ivanhoe Elementary School District. This 1953 Traditional 1806 sq. ft. home has 3/beds & 2/baths, refinished hardwood floors, 2-car garage, a large living room and den which opens to a huge patio and backyard with lake views and room for a pool. Updates include copper plumbing, tankless water heater, and central air & heat. With some cosmetic updating and new landscaping, this is a great value for an investor or simply a buyer who would like instant equity and a wonderful place to live for many years. Listing...

Nantukket in Silver Lake on 2057 Red...

As a Realtor and a long time resident of Silver Lake it never ceases to amaze me when I see a home with the most breathtaking views Silver Lake has to offer. This 3042 sq. ft. 6 bedroom/4 bath home sits on a 14,529 sq. ft. huge flat pad with views from the ocean to the Silver Lake Reservoir to the Los Angeles Mountains. Within the Ivanhoe Elementary School district this is a rare find. With some loving care and a little vision, this could be the one of the most spectacular homes in Silver Lake.  If you would like to see this home please call Diane at 323.401.3987 or email ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 2057 Redcliff St....

Silver Lake is Rated #2 in Money Mag...

Silver Lake does it again by taking second place to Park Slope, Brooklyn as the best big city neighborhood to live in according to Money Magazine. The top 10 neighborhoods were based on NeighborhoodScout.com data, city visits, talks with locals, and the overall city population. In 2012 Silver Lake took the top spot in Forbes Magazine list acquiring the title of America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods. I am long time resident of Silver Lake and have always loved living here, now the rest of the world is catching on.   Best big-city neighborhoods Silver Lake, Los Angeles Coolhaus ice cream truck Median household income: $62,800 Median home value: $632,000 Typical 2-bedroom rental: $2,100 Pros: Want a snapshot of Silver Lake? Try the two-mile jogging path that surrounds the area’s reservoirs, where you’ll spot people of all ages and ethnicities walking dogs, working out, and pushing strollers. Close to 4,200-acre Griffith Park, this area has blossomed in recent...

Starter Homes in the Best Elementary...

Do you want your children to attend some of the best performing public elementary schools on Los Angeles’s Eastside?  Here are some of the least expensive homes you can buy to assure your child gets the best education Los Angeles Unified District has to offer without having to pay for expensive private schools. The best schools are based on the California Academic Performance Index (API) scores with the top number being 1000. The API score is measured by the test results of the California Standard Test (CST). Ivanhoe Elementary School in Silver Lake with an API score of 950 for 2012 3021 La Paz Drive – completely remodeled, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths – asking price is $744,698 Ivanhoe Elementary School in Silver Lake with an API score of 950 for 2012 2510 Griffith Park Blvd. – 2 bedrooms, 1 bath – asking price is $649,000 Ivanhoe Elementary School in Silver Lake with an API score of 950 for 2012 2408 Griffith Park Blvd – 2 bedrooms, 1 bath – asking...

Diane’s Silver Lake Faves...

Have you ever climbed the many staircases connecting one street to another in Silver Lake? Talk about a good cardio workout and firming your buns! There are lots and lots of these stairs, built mostly in the 1920’s, winding through the steep hillside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz and beyond.  The website SecretStairs-LA offers a walking and hiking guide dedicated to these hidden forgotten treasures of Los Angeles. Here are some of the stairs I frequently climb. Silver Lake stairs connecting Kenilworth Ave. to Moreno Dr. If you want a really great workout try climbing the 280 stairs starting at Westerly Terrace (cross street is Swan Pl.), which connects you to Resdesdale Ave. The second set of stairs takes you to Rotary Dr. Sorry, you are not finished yet, continue with the third set which ends on Westerly Ave. It is downhill from there. Now do that 3 times more! The stairs starting on Westerly Terrace. (cross street is Swan Pl)