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Old 06-09-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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What do you think?
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:03 PM
 
Location: CA
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West Hollywood is "gentrified" yet my friend was held at gunpoint. Nowhere is safe.

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Old 06-09-2018, 09:48 PM
 
Location: NNV
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There are better areas. It's improving somewhat due to gentrification, but I would prefer not to live there.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:31 PM
 
Location: The Big Apple and Shytown and Miami and Dallas and Milwalkie and St Paul-Mineopolis n DCMV n WestBay
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I think if you can look at the facebook social pages of the Echo Park community. There are often multiple pages dicussing different topics. There might more information of incidents of past crimes. That might be a helpful resource rather than a more simple answer from C-D comments.

I check out the Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Lincoln heights facebook pages. Sometimes if there is a big thing like shooting, or robbery or killing, that gets posted on these pages and discussed in the comments. These things dont come u in the local evening news. Often it is gang-related crime and has nothing to do with non-gangbangers despite it within the community. Crimemapping sites also you information about burglaries, assaults, car break-ins, stolen cars, robberies if they are reported to the police.

Otherwise I will say that crime tends to be higher along major streets and streets with a lot of rental apartments in many areas. Crime seems a lot less in residential single family housing areas. I think it is because in SFH areas, people tend to get to know their neighbors and know who is who and can spot something not right.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I’ve lived in Echo Park since 2012 and it has improved greatly in the past couple of years. Common crimes are car break ins and yes sometimes burglary happens. Check out the website crimereports.com for detailed reports and trends.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:59 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Most likely if you lived there you will be alright, just remember to bring positive change to the neighborhood.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:03 AM
 
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Have you considered Silver Lake? Less crime but still in the same general area.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Most likely if you lived there you will be alright, just remember to bring positive change to the neighborhood.
Change we can believe in ?
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Any particular reason you want to live in echo park ?

If you want relativel safety and not be too far from echo park , Los Feliz , Atwater village , look into Glendale or Burbank .
Both cities are cleaner too .

I could see the appeal when it was cheap but it isn’t anymore .
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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It's definitely a lot safer now compared to 15-20 years ago. However, much of it still looks fairly grungy and at current rents/prices, can't say there's much of a value proposition.

If you're looking to be in this general part of town, I'd definitely go for either Silver Lake or Los Feliz over Echo Park. Glendale is another good option that is only 10 minutes away and given that it's not LA proper, they are a little better in terms of certain city services, cleanliness, etc. Just depends on what you're looking for.

But if you can't afford those areas, I'd certainly take Echo Park over other nearby areas such as Westlake, East Hollywood, and Koreatown.

If you decide to live in Echo Park (or even Silver Lake for that matter), definitely go north of Sunset and away from the major boulevards.
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