I was right! Highland Park is fast becoming a Hipster Paradise!
I knew when I made that long haul from Echo Park to Highland Park three years ago that I was a pioneer. I saw the potential of this east side enclave then and I see it now. The easy access to the downtown hotspots, the goldline train, the river bike path, cheap Mexican food and cheaper rents — what else could a young hipster gringo like myself ask for?
Well what I asked for silently to myself when I walked my dog along Monte Vista, or ran home from the Cave late at night or put my head down when I passed by a gangbanger was ‘when are some more white people gonna move up in this bitch?’ Finally they have!
Bring on the coffee shops, the art galleries and vinyl shops. Let’s drink cheap wine and nibble on cheese and listen to local bands together. Let’s put on fun sunglasses and vintage button ups and ride our fixies here in our home away from Silver Lake.
This blog is for you as thanks for moving in. You will be given tips on the area, local happenings and super fun things to do as well as musings from some of us pioneers. Let’s gentrify the shit out of this piece!
We are the Gringos of Highland Park!