Elysian Valley

Los Angeles, California Homes for Sale

About Elysian Valley

A narrow area on the far eastern edge of Central Los Angeles, Elysian Valley is a neighborhood that has boomed in popularity over the past few years due to the rise in Los Angeles real estate. However, it's a narrow area that is bordered by Interstate 5 to the west, the 2 freeway to the north and the L.A. River along it's eastern flank. Elysian Valley's small size makes it a unique and tough place to find a home in. However, if you manage to buy here, you will be centrally located to most of the great neighborhoods on the eastern side of Central Los Angeles as well as the thriving downtown.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $815,000 to $1,899,000

Closed Prices: $635,000 to $2,000,000

Median Sale Price: $1,007,500

Average $ per sq ft: $716

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $452

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

Age: 1915 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 484 to 2662 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Around Elysian Valley

A perfect Sunday in Elysian Valley will undoubtedly include going to brunch or the local farmers markets in the area. If it's the middle of the year, there is also an opportunity to go see a Dodger game at the nearby Elysian Park, which borders the neighborhood. With access to jogging trails along the L.A. River and the massive Griffith Park to the northwest of the neighborhood, locals can also spend ample time outdoors whether they are single or have kids.

A Friday night in Elysian Valley consists of active restaurants and locals heading out to their favorite neighborhood bars or ones nearby in the aforementioned communities. The train will also be packed with those from Elysian Park heading downtown, though hiring an inexpensive cab of some kind is also an option.

While there aren't a lot of residential streets and even fewer that are flat, expect to see a few families and typical Angeleno locals walking dogs and strollers. Due to the size and strange shape of the area, there is not as much street activity as one would see in other neighborhoods in the area, but it has become much more active and vibrant in recent years.

The Culinary Scene in Elysian Valley is improving greatly. Chefs and restauranteurs who have been priced out of the bordering Silver Lake, Echo Park, or Downtown areas have found less expensive real estate here. As there are so many surrounding residential neighborhoods near Elysian Valley, there is no shortage of opportunity for these new restaurants that are setting up here. And on the flip side, there is no shortage of restaurants in neighboring communities for Elysian Valley residents to visit either.

The eastern side and the middle of the neighborhood are the most sought-after sections of the neighborhood. The pollution, noise, and traffic that comes from interstate 5 along the western edge make that portion of Elysian Valley less desirable. Living right on the edge of the L.A. River isn't ideal either, but the river has been cleaned up significantly in recent times and now even has jogging and biking trails, as well as actual canoe trips down the small, notoriously polluted body of water.

Locals Love

  • Up and coming neighborhood
  • Nearby park access
  • Central location

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Hot summers

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