Glassell Park is a diverse neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles, California, known for hillside homes with wide views and relaxing patios.
Once a center for gang activity in the 1970s, the relatively hilly neighborhood experienced a growth spurt during the housing boom of the early 2000s, with many attracted by the abundance of Craftsman and historic homes at relatively inexpensive cost. The gentrification, improvement and growth has recently accelerated, bringing a rich assortment of affordable and upscale homes for sale.
Glassell Park is bordered on the north by Glendale, on the northeast and east by Eagle Rock, on the southeast by Mount Washington, on the south and southwest by Elysian Valley and on the west by Atwater Village. The neighborhood is also near Burbank, Occidental College, Silver Lake, Downtown and Hollywood
The neighborhood is located in a relatively hilly region of Los Angeles. While the hills often provide spectacular views, they can also become unstable, as happened during the unusually wet 2004-05 rainy season, during which hillsides slid down and destroyed several houses. Like many hillside areas in Southern California, hillside areas of Glassell Park are susceptible to wildfires, leading the LAFD to impose parking restrictions on certain streets during high-fire-danger “red flag” days.
Historically part of Rancho San Rafael, the land that would later become Glassell Park was granted in 1784 to Spanish army corporal José María Verdugo. Attorney Andrew Glassell received part of Rancho San Rafael from the lawsuit known as the Great Partition of 1871. Glassell eventually settled in the area with his family, after whom some streets, including Toland Way, Drew, Andrita and Marguarite Streets are named.
Near the center of Glassell Park is the Glassell Park Recreation Center on Verdugo Road. Along San Fernando Road next to the Los Angeles River is the recently renovated Rio de Los Angeles State Park, built on part of the Taylor Yard railway switching facility.
New homes are under construction and now selling.
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