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Echo Park / Silver Lake

Silver Lake is named after Water Board Commissioner Herman Silver and titular reservoir that began operation in 1906. Echo Park is named after the park created in 1892 on the site of the city’s former Reservoir No. 4. The area is filled with striking mid-century designed homes. The area is also known for its restaurants, painted staircases and hipster hangouts, and many notable people have made their homes there. This area is very walkable — most errands can be accomplished on foot. Transit is good, with many nearby public transportation options. There is some amount of infrastructure for biking
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