Glassell Park, Northeast Los Angeles

GLASSELL PARK LOCATION

According to the Los Angeles Times Mapping Project, Glassell Park is located to the north and slightly west of Mt. Washington. It crosses up over the 2 freeway, extends up along York Blvd. and is bordered by San Fernando Rd.

WHAT PEOPLE LOVE

Glassell Park SignGlassell Park has been holding it’s own against the more famous Highland Park. While gentrification is not as intense as it is in Highland Park, educated and creative young people have been moving in, attracted to the reasonable prices and charming homes.

People love the easy location close to Downtown LA, Glendale and Old Town Pasadena. Forest Lawn is just over the border and interesting shops and eateries are tucked into all sorts of odd corners. There is the area’s only (to my knowledge) Hungarian restaurant on Verdugo Rd.

Residents are passionate about their little corner of Los Angeles. Street artist Justin (no last name, because, artist) created the famous Glasselland sign in the style of the Hollywood sign. There is a bit of rebellion in Glassell Park about being lumped in with their more famous neighbors, Highland Park and Mt. Washington.

What People Don’t Love

The filming crews. This is actually a Los Angeles problem, not really a Glassell Park problem, but filming crews are a real pain in the toochis. They take up all the parking, yell at you when you try to walk down the street and they can slow, or even stop traffic with their cars on a trailer thingy. I stumbled upon one the day I was shooting for this page.

Now, if you are not a resident you are thinking- “but Kendyl, don’t you love seeing the celebrities?” The short answer is, “who cares?”. Here’s the thing – celebrities are actually hard to spot. 90% of a film crew’s time is setting up and waiting. The actors are safely tucked into their little trailers most of the time.  And, even if you DO spot one (especially in the wild) they rarely look the way you expect, they don’t really want to talk to you and they are just regular schmos. (normal people)

SCHOOLS

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GLASSELL PARK HOMES FOR SALE


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