Welcome to EchoParkCool — dedicated to Echo Park homes, real estate, architecture, new business, and revitalization in the historic enclave of Echo Park.

If you’re starting your home search on the Eastside and need guidance, feel free to call Jovelle Schaffer at (213) 718-1110 or via e-mail.

Please visit homes portfolio for a visual display of Echo Park, or the blog for local real estate news.

“Welcome everybody to Echo Park.  The neighbourhood that’s always coming up.  Glad you’re here to welcome an up-and-coming band.”

– The Rolling Stones

About Echo Park

Historically oil-rich and prized for its hillside lots, the Echo Park community grew in the late 1800s — during which silent film and real estate development took shape.

From oil barons to war veterans to rock stars, Echo Park has been home to history.  It is the land of Edward Doheny, Mary Pickford, Charles Bukowski, The Eagles, Steve McQueen, and The Dodgers, to name a few.

Its current denizens are ethnically and socio-politically mixed, with a fabric of retailers and architecture as equally diverse. Taquerias, provincial French cuisine, and gastropubs have equal footing in Echo Park.

The suburban sprawl — encompassing Angeleno Heights, Edendale, Historic Filipinotown, Elysian Heights, Temple-Beaudry, Sunset Heights, Belmont Heights, Victor Heights — displays a wealth of architecture.  Queen Anne Victorians, Mid-Century homes, California bungalows, and Craftsmans line various blocks throughout.

The neighborhood is prized for Echo Park Lake and Angelenos descend on the park for its annual Lotus Festival.

Upcoming Neighborhoods

The steadfast rule of "location, location, location" is key to selecting your desired home. Block-by-block, the scenery changes quickly in L.A.

Top-rated schools, farmers' markets, upcoming parks, and new businesses all command attention.

Basics of Buying A Home

1) Establish a budget.

2) Develop a wish list.

3) Obtain financing.

4) Select a REALTOR®.

5) Explore the neighborhood.

Areas of Expertise

Downtown L.A.
Echo Park, Silver Lake
Hollywood Hills; WeHo
NeLA; Pasadena
Miracle Mile; Mid-City
Culver City
NoHo Arts District; Studio City
Sherman Oaks

Angeleno vs. Angelino

The fervent debate continues: Shall it be spelled Angeleno or Angelino Heights?

The City signs that demarcate the country's first HPOZ -- proudly in Echo Park -- are spelled either way.

If you owned a frilly Victorian on Carroll Avenue, how would you spell it?