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Montecito Heights is a small district in Northeast Los Angeles formerly known as the original East Los Angeles. The population of this small community is roughly about 17,500. The areas most primary artery to enter is Ave.43 right by the 110 Parkway with a bridge to Figueroa built in 1939.
Montecito Heights’ boundaries are roughly the Pasadena Parkway (SR 110) or the Arroyo Seco on the northwest, Pasadena Avenue on the west, Avenue 39 to the south, Huntington Drive to the southeast, and Monterey Road to the east. Neighboring districts include Monterey Hills, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, Mt. Washington and Highland Park.
Central to just about everything and known by the residents as the ‘Wilderness in the City’ Montecito Heights sits atop the Monterey Hills. Montecito Heights is a relatively isolated area of greenery and trendy resident home restorers. Some of the city’s most spectacular views are available on the district’s hills going up Montecito Drive. Along with neighboring Highland Park and Pasadena, it is one of the historic centers of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The Heritage Square Museum -A living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century is located on Homer and has a variety of events during the year.
Eight historic structures located at the museum, constructed during the Victorian Era, were saved from demolition and serve as a perfect background to educate the public about Southern California’s early development. From the simplicity of the Octagon House to the opulence of the Perry Mansion, the Museum provides a unique look at the lifestyles of the people who contributed so much to the development of modern Los Angeles.
Not to be forgotten the Lummis Home is widely known as the home of one of the great pioneers to the area. A variety of events are held during the year depicting all that Charles Lummis accomplished and brought to the community.
The Audubon Center located in Debs Park is a resource of learning about wildlife and nature and has programs that vary from Yoga to Nature Hike for all to enjoy and partake in.
So one can see that Montecito Heights may be a relatively small community in Northeast Los Angeles but it has much to offer in terms of history. The awesome views found at the top are a factor that makes homes in this community very much in demand. Many of the properties have been remodeled and the pricing may range in the $600k mark for a finished property depending on size. The input of a local Realtor that specializes in the area is the best asset a home buyer or a home seller may have to correctly display what the community is all about. A great senior and recreational center is also a value with many programs to fit a variety of families. Improvement is always on-going and construction is popular.
Let us have a conversation and take a scenic drive up the hill and have a look at what makes Montecito Heights a small but interesting part of the Northeast Los Angeles culture.
Contact me and let us take a fun drive to experience the neighborhood first hand while chatting about real estate that is presently active regarding both home buyers and home sellers.