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Atwater Village a little known community as many of us never knew anything about this area and thought it was just Los Angeles. The neighborhood is commuter friendly with character homes and great shops just to say the least.
What is now Atwater Village began originally as a part of Rancho San Rafael, which covered much of what is now Glendale and northeastern Los Angeles. In 1868, W.C.B. Richardson purchased a portion of the rancho and renamed it Rancho Santa Eulalia. This land eventually fell into the family of Harriet Atwater Paramore, for whom the neighborhood was originally named “Atwater Park”, a poppy field at the time as it was first subdivided in 1912. Interesting fact that this community has been around since the early 1900′s and so few of us know about it. A nice place to have a custom home.
In subsequent decades, residents began to settle in the area. Many new residents were prosperous workers, employed in many trades. Spanish-style houses and bungalows were built in the 1920s to 1940s, many of which still retain their original details. Growth was aided by the construction of a line of the Pacific Electric Railway with its distinctive “red cars”, which ran down Glendale Boulevard. The line, along with the rest of the streetcar system, however, was dismantled in favor of freeways and buses as time and progress took over.
The Tam O’Shanter Inn, established in 1922, is one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles County. Walt Disney was a frequent patron there as well as other prominent society icons. Franciscan Pottery, formerly known as Gladding McBean, a well-known manufacturer of pottery and dinnerware, was located in Atwater. The company moved the plant to China in 1978 and the large property became a mall now occupied by Costco, Best Buy, and Toys R Us.
The main streets are Los Feliz Blvd. and Glendale Blvd. where one finds the majority of small shop and restaurants. The community has its own neighborhood council and is very active in the art scene with annual events that showcase the talent of the community. A great area which also has Silver Lake within its official borders this is a very trendy neighborhood highly sought after by many.
Home may be pricey depending on the exact location so lets get to gether and chat about the specifics of the community. We can enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the trendy spots on the boulevard and review where the real estate market is heading, per recent data. Call today for the opportunity exist for home buyers, home sellers and real estate investors.