Silver Lake and Echo Park
Silver Lake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles. Originally named Ivanhoe in the 1900s by a resident from Scotland it was built around what was then a city reservoir which gives the district its name. The "Silver" in Silver Lake is not because of the water's color, but named for a local politician who helped create the reservoir. The area is known for its restaurants and clubs, and many notable people have made their homes there. Echo Park is one of LA’s most quickly-evolving neighborhoods. Home to renowned late-night taco trucks and a growing community of young, creative, artists, and musicians, Echo Park has densely populated hills that are packed with duplexes, apartment buildings, and bungalows. An eclectic mix of urban grit and trendy restaurants, bars, and boutiques comprise its non-residential sections, with an influx of sports fans descending every spring for baseball season at Dodger Stadium.