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Old 11-10-2007, 03:12 PM
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I've been looking to buy a house in Los Angeles. Can anyone tell me about Happy Valley? Is it a safe place, up and coming, or dangerous? I'd appreciate the hard facts or honest truth Thanks in advance for any information you can give me.
Thanks, Steve
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:06 PM
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I live on the other side of the hill - Montecito Heights. HV is a mix of good and not so much, and it's not going up or down. Pluses - good access to downtown and points east, close to Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe, Fossilman's Ice Cream, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Debs Regional Park and Cal State LA. Minuses - LAUSD schools, distance to major grocery chains, metro trains and the beach.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:42 PM
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Happy Valley is a low-income community of Los Angeles, adjacent to Montecito Heights, Lincoln Heights and Rose Hill. The local school, Glen Alta, has some of the lowest performance scores in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Most families are Hispanic immigrants and there remains some generational families. Spanish is the primary language spoken. There is a gang that dominates this Hispanic area. Lincoln High school is the local high school. It is a mixed school primarily of Hispanics and the children of Chinese immigrants.Recommend you contact the Los Angeles Police Department (Hollenbeck Division) for crime information for this area, contact the City of Los Angeles Council person representing this area and ask for social-economic information, and check out the local schools performance ratings. This is available on the Los Angeles Unified School District website.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:45 PM
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I grew up in Happy Valley. My family moved out when it turned into a hell-hole. That was 1965. I don't think it has improved much.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:37 AM
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i just put in an offer on a house there, very close to lincoln high school. i have to say that it is super quiet and feels like you're in the country not the city. the lack of grocery stores and good restaurants is a detraction, but we are so close to downtown and echo park that we are okay with that. i have lived almost seven years in angeleno heights and sitting in my living room listening to the helicopters and traffic noise makes me think that i am going to love the change of quiet happy valley. i think it's probably a neighborhood ripe for gentrification since all the hipsters are moving east and prices are relatively low still there.
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