Approximately 40,000 residents
Median Age is 36
Housing Stats (Jan2016-June 2016)
Average home price: $1,757,854.
Average price per/ft: $689
Average time on the market: 62 days.
Houses sell for 96% of list price.
Los Feliz is a nice cross section of artsy millennials, young(ish) families and cool elders, most of whom are attracted to its ‘out of the city’ laid back sensibility. Its highly walkable main drags– Hillhurst Avenue and Vermont Avenue– offer an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and boutiques. The centerpiece of Los Feliz is Griffith Park, one the largest urban parks in the country (5 times the size of Central Park). The ‘feliz’ in Los Feliz is no doubt partially attributed to its residents’ proximity to this beautiful nature preserve.
Stuff to do
Los Feliz offers a veritable smorgasbord of activities for a family with kids.
Hipsters and families brunch side by side at village staples like Home Restaurant, Mustard Seed Cafe and Alcove. Tip: on weekends arrive before 10am to beat the rush of late rising twenty-something’s. Little Doms holds a special place in my heart because my husband courted me at (big) Dominick’s in WeHo. The spaghetti and meatballs taste like love. Enjoy some oysters and a classic, small batch cocktail or craft beer at Messhall. Other top picks include: Roccos Fred 62 Cafe Figaro and Rockwell.
Food Shopping Albertsons Lassens Natural Food Store Fun Shopping Dragonfly DuLou on Hillhurst is a children’s boutique and play space. LaLa Ling on Vermont is another clothing and gift shop for kids. Vamp Shoes is one of my favorite shops. It’s dangerously close to my office on Hillhurst. Carol Young features fashion forward clothing, jewelry and shoes designed by a local resident.
Feliz 3 Movie Theater offers movies for parents with kids under 4 years old.
Griffith Park I can’t say enough about how great this park is for families. You can picnic, hike, camp, ride horses, ride trains, gold, swim, play tennis, play soccer, jog, or just chill on a blanket. The park at the Western Entrance called Fern Dell offers a sunny lawn, shady hiking trails and plenty of parking.
Griffith Observatory The Griffith Park Observatory is the crown jewel of Griffith Park. A visit to the observatory is just as mind blowing for adults as it is for kids—perhaps more so. You cannot leave there without a better understanding of the vastness of the Universe (and how insignificant and transient we are). You can stroll through the planetarium, watch a movie in the Horizon Theater or experience a Sunset Walk and Talk. And the gift store has unique toys for kids of all ages. The Greek Theater Located in the picturesque tree-enclosed setting of Griffith Park, The Greek Theatre is an internationally renowned venue presenting a wide variety of headline entertainment. The 5,900 capacity venue has played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, from pop to classical, reggae to rock and has even been the backdrop for blockbuster movies, including a starring role in ‘Get Him to The Greek’. The Greek Theatre has received landmark status from the city of Los Angeles and is known for presenting some of the most memorable live performances in music history. Barnsdale Art Park is a cultural art center located on 11 acres in the Hollywood/Los Feliz area. They offer ongoing art classes for children and adults as well as great events like outdoor movies and Friday night wine tastings. Trails Café : Perhaps my favorite kid friendly haunt for it’s rustic beauty and convenience. This lovely outdoor cafe is tucked into a hillside on the western edge of Griffith Park is. They offer gourmet coffee, simple sandwiches, and delicious pastries that you and your kids will enjoy. Right across the street is a shaded playground and hiking trails that take you to the doorsteps of the observatory. It’s a regular for parents looking for an early morning outing or a way to wind down the day with kids.
Los Feliz Public Library offers weekly Baby and Toddler Story Time.
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