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    The Best High End Real Estate Los Angeles

    The Best High End Real Estate Los Angeles

    Would it surprise you to know that the best high end real estate is in less famous neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and the surrounding neighborhoods and cities? Instead of paying a huge premium for a neighborhood name, these savvy buyers are looking for better homes, larger lots and stunning city views for a fraction of the cost. A truly savvy home buyer who works a somewhat flexible time schedule in Los Angeles can find high end real estate options with reasonable commute times.

    Here are some of the top alternatives to luxury real estate in Los Angeles.


    Pasadena was born to serve the wealthy people looking for an alternative to the crowded, urban Los Angeles neighborhoods. Today’s home buyer is attracted to the stunning period architecture, large flat lots and a perfectly preserved historic landmarks located throughout the city. Each neighborhood link includes it’s location, a current list of high end real estate for sale, market report, and Insider Intel.

    Lower Arroyo

    Linda Vista

    Oak Knoll (Langham Hotel)

    Madison Heights

    Altadena Luxury Estates

    Town And Country Club (Midlothian Area) – Gorgeous Spanish, Spanish Colonial, English and Traditional High-End Estates on large lots.


    Glendale was developed for the upper middle class, but it is now a very attractive as a high end real estate alternative to Los Angeles. Luxury home buyers either love the historic Spanish, English, Character Homes located in historic preservation districts or they are attracted to the contemporary and modern homes with stunning jetliner views. Each neighborhood link includes it’s location, a current list of high end real estate for sale, market report, and Insider Intel.

    Popular Historic High End Real Estate Neighborhoods

    Rossmoyne Historic District – gracious high-end homes including Spanish, English Vernacular and Spanish Colonial

    Royal Canyon Historic District – some of the nicest historic estate homes in Glendale.

    North Cumberland Heights – a cohesive neighborhood of Spanish, English Vernacular and Traditional high end homes

    Popular Luxury Modern or View Home Neighborhoods

    Bockmont – contemporary luxury homes, many with jetliner views.

    Greenbriar – Also filled with large contemporary homes

    Rancho San Rafael – One of a very few planned developments in Glendale.

    La Canada IS High-End Real Estate

    Click each neighborhood for Maps, Current Homes For Sale and Market Reports

    Upper Alta Canyada – This was the neighborhood for high-end real estate in the original La Canada which later merged with the town of Flintridge.

    La Canada Country Club – Located up the Angeles Crest Highway. Mid-Sixties and Contemporary Estates

    Meadow Grove – The development was once a luxury golf course and some of the largest flat parcels of land are in this gracious neighborhood filled with luxury and high-end real estate.

    Descanso Gardens – Sprawling Ranch and Traditional homes near the fabled Descanso Gardens.

    Flintridge Hills – These hill estates contain everything from Traditional to English Manor to Mid Century Modern. Many enjoy hillside views.


    High end real estate in Los Angeles is typically found on the westside of the city, but the eastside of Los Angeles has been growing in popularity with the well to do home buyer. Easy commute to Downtown Los Angeles and the Westside, diverse populations, and interesting urban environments are all reasons why these neighborhoods have surged in popularity.

    Eagle Rock – high end real estate buyers target the neighborhood along Hill Dr.

    Mt Washington – The homes and estates at the top of Mt. Washington are a mixture of gracious turn of the century estates and architect designed mid century and modern homes. Many enjoy views of Los Angeles that rival anything seen along Mulholland Dr.

    Los Feliz – This historic neighborhood has long been the landing place of choice for old school Hollywood.  Explore the neighborhoods above Los Feliz Blvd. for character homes and gracious estates.

    Silverlake – This storied neighborhood located around a large city reservoir, hence the “lake”. Urban legend says there is a monster located under the murky depths. Most high end real estate is located in the hills around the reservoir and include some of the cities most interesting Mid Century Modern homes in Los Angeles. Pay special attention to Neutra Court off Silverlake Ave.

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