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"Hip to be 323" Top 5 Page for this destination East Side Tip by marinarena

East Side, Los Angeles: 2 reviews and 3 photos

  Los Angeles, CA, USA
by marinarena
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA - Los Angeles
      Los Angeles, CA, USA
    by marinarena
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA - Los Angeles
      Los Angeles, CA, USA
    by marinarena

L.A. reveals a hip, urban side in the "323", with " her hair down" and fashionable without being typically "trendy". Then again, being anti-trendy, in effect, conjures up a trend itself- oh the dilemma! However, it is clear that one can deem her quite the mellow, down to earth type in these parts.

Considered, "L.A. East", "323" covers much of the urban, downtown adjacent enclaves of Silverlake, Echo Park, Los Feliz and parts of Hollywood. Remarkably, the streets within are equally the most peaceful and cleanest yet unsafe and dirty of Los Angeles. Popular landmarks for tourists and locals here are Dodger Stadium and Griffith Park.

The identity of this area code is still under some development as is L.A. East but from what I see, it does appeal to a more independent, non-conformist way of being. People around here are typically from creative fields- writers, designers, musicians and other artists from the industry (of Hollywood) or who are "promising". Family life is not the greatest in these parts, but the affordability of many places here does attract families. People who would enjoy the single- mingle life would love hanging out here,say, in a Silverlake dive bar.

If you enjoy a coffee shop that's not Starbucks, you will be happy to find several unique places to get your fix. Dining options are rather eccletic and affordable, generally much more so than in the Westside. Moreover, for unique and specialized shopping for clothes and various gifts, one will be satisfied here- -so, isn't there enough to come to the Eastside?

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 23, 2006
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