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The small, but historically significant, neighborhood of Garvanza has been rediscovered because of the great number homes with character and charm.

professionals, recent graduates, young professionals creatives, long time residents, empty nesters, first-time homebuyers, affluent, families, original hipsters

walkability, biking, interstate access, good parking, parks and recreation, historic, cultural enclave, tight-knit community, nearby neighborhoods, outdoor space, proximity to places, quiet & serene, affluent, pet friendly, down to earth

Judson Studios, Garvanza Skatepark, Garvanza Park

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Homes in Garvanza are always in demand. The time for selling - or buying - a home in Garvanza has never been more ideal. 

The historic Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Garvanza has been one of the area's hidden gems that has recently been discovered by a new generation of homebuyers. Like so many neighborhoods in and around Highland Park, Garvanza has been undergoing a renaissance. Homes in Garvanza are being restored and property values are steadily increasing.

Younger professional couples who have been priced out of hot markets like Silverlake and Eagle Rock are attracted to Garvanza for the sheer number of homes with charm and character that are routinely being put on the market. Many of these interesting homes are being bought up by buyers wanting to restore the homes to their original grandeur … while greatly increasing the value of their investment.

Garvanza is bordered to the west by Highland Park, from which it was annexed around the turn of the century. To the north is Pasadena, and South Pasadena borders Garvanza to the East.

Garvanza real estate began to boom in the last ten years with an increased interest and appreciation of the many varied classic home types found in Garvanza. These styles include Tudor revival, American Craftsman, California bungalows, Spanish revival and Victorian. A great many of these homes are adorned with pillars and fences made from river rock from the Arroyo.

Garvanza is considered by many to be the birthplace of Southern California's "arts and crafts" movement and has been known from it's beginnings up to the present time as an artists' enclave. It's reputation as a "bohemian" colony is experiencing a resurgence along with its home prices, as the presence of young, creative homeowners increases.

Because of the great number of architecturally significant historic buildings in Garvanza, the City of Los Angeles put a "historic preservation overlay zone" in place to protect the style and integrity of the neighborhood.

When choosing a Garvanza real estate agent ... experience matters

Because demand for homes in Garvanza is typically high and inventory is typically low, real estate in Garvanza 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 Garvanza's real estate market to represent them in the transaction.



In and Around Garvanza, CA

tracy 150x175With over 30 years experience in helping clients buy and sell homes in Northeast Los Angeles, Tracy King has a depth of real estate knowledge that makes her the go-to for both the first-time home buyer and the seasoned real estate investor. When she's not holding open houses or negotiating offers, Tracy enjoys wine tasting, cooking, or planning her next trip to Paris. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Northeast Los Angeles, contact the Tracy King Team at 626.827.9795 or