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

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...

Silver Lake’s Micheltorena Elementary School

There will be a new English and Spanish duel language kindergarten program at Micheltorena Elementary School in Silver Lake. Many parents are excited about this since there are so few language immersion programs in Los Angeles’s eastside schools. In 2008 Aldama Elementary in Highland Park started a Spanish/English Dual language program which is thriving. Duel language programs are growing on California. These new programs are designed to blend English speakers and non-native speakers, to allow everyone to learn a second language. According to the Huffington Post about 50,000 students are enrolled in dual-language programs in California, State Department of Education officials say, and about half of them are English learners. Ninety percent of the programs offer Spanish as the second language, followed by Mandarin (4 percent), Korean (3 percent) and other languages (3 percent). Another big change at Micheltorena Elementary is that Citizens of the World Charter will be occupying five...