Living in the Trendy Silver Lake: 10 Things You Must Do

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Aerial panorama of Los Angeles, California, taken from above the Silver Lake Reservoir and looking towards the downtown skyscrapers.

Silver Lake is a great, serene neighborhood located east of Los Angeles and close to Hollywood.  It is home to diverse peoples who live together harmoniously. Most people know their neighbors by name.

Majority of the essential places are within walking distance. Even the train and bus stations are just a few minutes’ walk away. What a homely place to find yourself. The hilly terrain and lots of nature make it an alluring spot to consider as your neighborhood.

There is no shortage of historic architecturally designed rentals. They are close to the popular landmark, the Silver Lake reservoir. Some of these residential rentals include Blu on Burns, Ethan on Evans, Milo on Morton, Nash on Normal, and Sienna on Sanborn.

Sienna is a walking distance to Sunset Junction. These exquisitely refurbished buildings consist of studios and one-bedroom apartment residences. The interior has the latest finishes including designer tile backsplash for the kitchen, dual panes, in-wall A/Cs, common area with outdoor BBQ, and parking.

Pets are welcome in these apartments. There is no dull moment at Silver Lake even in this pandemic as long as you remember to stay safe. Read on to discover things to do in your free time.

Things To Do

1. Sample coffee in one of the many coffee shops

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Anytime is coffee time. It does not matter how you like it. Whether latte, espresso, cappuccino, or cold-brew, they are all available. Some of the finest coffee shops include Dinosaur Coffee, Intelligentsia, and Lamil.

2. Have a lazy climb up and down the historic stairs

Stair hiking is a sure way of refreshing yourself as you take in the cool air. The many abandoned stairs have a rich history of connecting residences to trains and trolley cars way before roads and modern infrastructure came into being.

3. Purchase farm-fresh produce at Farmers Market

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The soft whiff of fresh groceries is soothing to the soul. That is what you find in this market that is open every Tuesday afternoons and on Saturdays.

4. Spoil yourself with a Thai massage

Give yourself a treat occasionally by visiting one of the many Thai massages in the area. They include Nan’s Thai Spa, LA Thai Bodyworks, and Serenity Thai Massage.

5. Enjoy a day out at the Bellevue Park

This is a perfect place to relax and picnic as you take in nature and the fresh air from the lake. There is a playground section where your children can play and have fun.

6. Take your dog for a walk at the Silver Lake Dog Park

Dog-Walking

As a dog lover, you know that they enjoy going for a walk. Silver Place has a Dog Park where you can take them for strolling and exercising.

7. Run or jog around the Silver Lake

This reservoir affords you quiet peaceful times as you walk or jog on a trail around it. You will love the scenic parks you run through.

8. Stroll through the Sunset Junction

Sunset-Junction

The area surrounding the Sunset Junction has many boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops. You will enjoy window shopping and relaxing in one of the cool restaurants.

9. Go shopping for timeless clothing at Ragg Mopp

Right at the Sunset Junction, is the vintage shop that sells clothes dating many years back to the 1890s and 1990s.

10. Arrange for an architecture tour

What stands out in Silver Lake, is the mid-century homes. Plan to have a tour of this masterpiece architecture with a seasoned guide. You will see alluring designs by such architects as Richard Neutra and John Lautner.

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