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Highland Park is one of the oldest Los Angeles communities, just east of downtown Los Angeles. Although it is fairly shabby in many spots and has a somewhat unsavory notoriety for gang activity, Highland Park is safe enough for a daytrip visit, especially for history, art and architectural buffs. Craftsman homes are treasures of the community. Many are located off Figueroa St.
A starting point to the world's oldest freeway, Pasadena Freeway, HP is a community of about 60,000 inhabitants. The district stretches along the very hidden Arroyo Seco ("dry creek"), Since the 1960s, HP is a large Latino enclave, with a heavy influence of Northern Mexican immigrants. However, there are other ethnicities that contribute to the community.
Because of the widespread nature of the area, I recommend taking a special organized tour of HP as I have. Check out http://www.hpht.org/tour.html. Get here by the Pasadena Fwy, Metro buses 81, 83, 176, 256, LADOT's DASH Highland Park/Eagle Rock bus and the Gold Line rail stop- Highland Park.
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