For information on schools in Echo Park go to lausd.net, L.A Unified School District website. A number is provided should you want to call.
For information on safety check out lapd.org, Los Angeles Police Department website. There is a crime maps feature that will provide you with area statistics.
For information on the local flavor try historicechopark.org, here you will find all you need to know about this historically rich community.
Home values will vary, there are many factors. You can either contact me directly for a comparative market analysis or go to lametrohome.com, click on property search, click on Search For A Property In Your Area and select Echo Park from the menu. This will provide all the area active listings you can look through at your leisure.
I would recommend looking/getting into the silverlake area before looking for property in EP.
If you would like to know more about homes available in the area, please give me a call.
It has a hip flavor close to Silverlake and Elysian Heights as well. Check the LAUSD.net for school ratings.
The main question is what area of echo park? That has a lot of factors. I used to live there and I always felt safe, my brother lived there with his girlfriend for 8 years while attending law school. Give me a call, I can tell you much more. 310-689-9904 http://www.sethihomes.com
Drop me a line to explain and I can get you all the relevant information
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