Real estate in Mt. Washington, a hilly, bohemian neighborhood with narrow roads and wildlife, has boomed as home buyers snapped up Hollywod Hills-style modernist homes.
Mount Washington is a residential community in the hills of Northeast Los Angeles. Situated just south of historic Highland Park, it is convenient to many freeways and public transportation routes but is off the beaten path enough to seem like a getaway from the city.
Mount Washington was founded in 1909 by real estate developer Robert Marsh, who built the Mount Washington Hotel at the top of the hill. He also had a cable car installed, similar to Angels' Flight in Downtown LA. Once the cable car was running, several residential lots were sold and Marsh began construction on the homes.
One advertisement promised the following advantages to those who bought in Mt Washington:
- Absolute freedom from noise or smoke.
- No undesirable residential element.
- The grandest views of mountain, valley, and the sea.
- Pure mountain air, high, dry, and sanitary.
- An environment of public and private improvements.
- The grandest water found in Southern California.
Today, many people choose Mount Washington as their home for the ability to escape the city, the awesome views, the beautiful nature-filled surroundings, the eclectic community, and the popular elementary school. The neighborhood has grown steadily over the years, which has resulted in a wide range of architecture. Everything from tiny hunting lodges to original Craftsman bungalows to stunning mid century design has found a place on The Hill.
When choosing an Mount Washington real estate agent ... experience matters
Because demand for homes in Mount Washington are typically high and inventory is typically low, real estate in Mount Washington has become a seller’s market. Both buyers and sellers, then, are advised to work only with real estate agents who are experienced and intimately familiar with Mount Washington's real estate market to represent them in the transaction.
Licensed and certified listing agent Tracy King has achieved President's Circle, Premier and Elite honors in recognition for her performance selling real estate in Mount Washington. When selling real estate, it makes good sense to hire an agent who posses demonstrable success at selling homes and exceeding expectations in both service and the final sales price. If you are looking to sell - or purchase - a home in Mount Washington, please call Tracy King today at 626-827-9795.