Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights

Los Angeles, California Homes for Sale

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About Boyle Heights

Just to the east of downtown Los Angeles you will find Boyle Heights. It's a predominantly working-class neighborhood full of culture. Although Boyle Heights has gotten a bit of a tough reputation, it does have great perks. It directly borders the arts district and is home to some of the city's most authentic Mexican restaurants.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $459,000 to $2,275,000

Closed Prices: $399,000 to $1,000,000

Median Sale Price: $646,000

Average $ per sq ft: $531

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $115

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1890 to 2016

Sq. Ft.: 564 to 6032 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 16 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 8 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Getting Around Boyle Heights

Around Boyle Heights

A place to stay in Boyle Heights is pretty affordable. You can find a nice two-bedroom home for a lot less than other neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Homes are more spacious and won't make you feel as cramped as other downtown neighborhoods. Boyle Heights dosen't get pricey until you want to have a backyard.

Go east across the river and immerse yourself in Mexican cuisine. There's a lot of authentic Mexican restaurants in LA but if you want a lot of choices then Boyle Heights is your culinary destination. Boyle Heights boasts the highest concentration of authentic, affordable, and satisfying Mexican food anywhere. Just head straight to Mariachi Plaza. Restaurants such as Al and Bea's serve delicious dishes like burritos with creamy refried beans and shredded cheddar cheese, gussied up with a thin red salsa that packs a surprising amount of heat. The restaurant is small but has been faithfully serving the community for four decades. Another highlight of the neighborhood is the many panaderias (bakeries) that offer sweet Mexican bread like conchitas and other baked treats.

You can bank on seeing a lowrider car or two. You'll probably see plenty of landmarks in the area like the city's viaducts, which were filmed in many movies. You'll also see the fence that is one of the most overt signs of gentrification in all of LA. Graffiti is a big part of LA culture where you will see the Estrada Court murals that showcase work from local artists. If you're lucky you might run into a mariachi, which are strolling musicians playing beautiful Spanish music.

Boyle Heights has some great dive bars. Although they may have a slightly different vibe than their downtown counterparts, the locals treat you like you're part of the club. A few bars feature mostly local music but also have a welcoming atmosphere that is more friendly to newcomers. A barhopper can have a bit of fun on the First Street corridor and explore different bars in one night.

One of the local recreation centers in Boyle Heights provides a great space for a nice afternoon. Hollenbeck Park has scenic views and gives a bit of a reprieve from the fast pace of the neighborhood. Take a stroll to sightsee the old Sears Building, Olympic Boulevard, and Soto Street. The neighborhood boasts quite a variety of small Mexican shops that can keep you busy while trying to explore them all.

Locals Love

  • Nightlife and Recreational Options
  • Authentic Mexican Cuisine
  • Affordable Housing

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Gang Activity

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