NELA - Northeast LA

A neighborhood where every corner is a canvas, reflecting the diverse and dynamic spirit of its community.

Welcome to NELA - Northeast LA

A fusion of edgy artistry and historic charm

 

Mingle with the modern vibes and historic whispers of NELA. Imagine a space where urban flourish and suburban serenity unite beautifully, creating an ambiance akin to the cool quarters of East Village, NYC. Nuzzled between Eagle Rock and Highland Park, NELA boasts the exquisite blend of a quirky college town and a colorful, artistic enclave. Its streets reverberate with eclectic energies, amplified by the presence of Occidental College, setting the stage for a vibrant confluence of cultures, ideas, and aesthetics.
 
In NELA, tradition holds hands with trendiness, allowing residents to bask in an environment as chic as it is charming. Here, various eras narrate stories through diverse architectural styles, such as appealing Craftsman and Spanish Revival homes, making every stroll a delightful journey through time. Welcome to a neighborhood where every corner is a canvas, reflecting the diverse and dynamic spirit of its community.
 

What to Love

  • Vibrant fusion of historic charm and modern allure
  • A spirited community enriched by diversity and artistry
  • Homes that narrate tales of architectural evolution and elegance
  • A booming market, mirroring the appeal of '90s Silver Lake
  • A musical haven, echoing the rhythms of industry trendsetters

Local Lifestyle

NELA resonates with rhythmic echoes of musical mastery. Living here is like dwelling in a perpetual concert, where the music of life plays in the hearts of its residents. This neighborhood is the contemporary Seattle of the ‘90s, humming the tunes of numerous musicians, producers, and music industry moguls who call it home. Streets are vibrant with the buzz of recording studios and LP shops, giving the local lifestyle a distinctive, melodic flair. Inhabit the spaces that have cradled legends and nurtured global icons, allowing the neighborhood’s musical legacy to enrich your everyday life.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Embark on a culinary journey at Hippo, where vibrant atmospheres and tantalizing flavors rendezvous to give you an unforgettable dining experience. At Triple Beam Pizza, prepare to be enchanted by innovative concepts and delightful tastes, promising a pizza experience that transcends the ordinary.
 
For those with a penchant for plant-based indulgences, Kitchen Mouse is where culinary dreams flourish amidst warm vibes and stunning presentations. Dive into a world where every dish is a palette of exquisite flavors, aligning with the overall vibrancy of NELA.
 
Night owls and bowling enthusiasts, find your sanctuary at Highland Park Bowl, where vintage vibes meet contemporary fun, creating a tapestry of delightful experiences. The essence of NELA’s vibrant diversity is also mirrored at Barcade, blending the nostalgia of arcade games with the spirited ambiance of a modern bar.
 

Things to Do

Bask in the creative aura of the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, a space where art and community breathe together, making the neighborhood’s cultural heartbeat with diverse rhythms. Here, experience the confluence of creativity and community spirit, embodying the neighborhood’s vibrant artistic soul.
 
Discover the serene embrace of nature at Hermon Park (Arroyo Seco Park), a realm of green where peace permeates every corner. This park invites you to immerse yourself in its natural beauty. It creates a tranquil escape from the urban rush, aligning perfectly with NELA’s blended essence of modern living and cherished traditions.
 

Schools

School-aged children in Silver Lake have several viable educational options. Students may attend:
 

Overview for NELA - Northeast LA, CA

38,533 people live in NELA - Northeast LA, where the median age is 37.2 and the average individual income is $27,175. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,533

Total Population

37.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$27,175

Average individual Income

Around NELA - Northeast LA, CA

There's plenty to do around NELA - Northeast LA, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
43
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
63
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mariscos El Colima, El Ranchito Taco Truck, and East Los Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.02 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.04 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.15 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.88 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.05 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for NELA - Northeast LA, CA

NELA - Northeast LA has 11,868 households, with an average household size of 3.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in NELA - Northeast LA do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,533 people call NELA - Northeast LA home. The population density is 11,010.7 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,533

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.2

Median Age

50.06 / 49.94%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,868

Total Households

3.21

Average Household Size

$27,175

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in NELA - Northeast LA, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby NELA - Northeast LA. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Dorris Place Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Gates Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Glen Alta Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Abraham Lincoln Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Sacred Heart Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Latona Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Sacred Heart High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Los Angeles Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Los Angeles Leadership Primary Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Griffin Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Pueblo de Los Angeles Continuation
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUC Excel Charter Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Alliance Susan and Eric Smidt Technology High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Albion Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
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