Welcome to Highland Park & Eagle Rock
Highland Park is hot. Once plagued by gang activity, its low-key, low-rise streets have been transformed into an in-the-know hub of gentrified Craftsman homes, blog-worthy coffee shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, shops and offbeat museums, all of which live side by side with throwback taquerias, barbers and Mexican grocery stores. Further north, Dodger-loving, Laker-rootin' Eagle Rock revels in its small-town air. Short on sights, it's still worth a detour for its nostalgic mix of mid-century signage, retro delis and pizza parlors…not to mention its discreet infiltration of attitude-free new-school cafes and eateries.