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Just bought a beautiful house three months ago, I got a great deal and lots of young people are moving in here. This neighborhood is up coming and I love everything about it.

— Luke
August 14, 2012 at 9:55 p.m.

Live in Glassell Park, the tail end above Eagle Rock Blvd and San fernando Rd. Place is just lovely. Frequently we are expoused to the smell of burning garbage and the wafting odor of corn tortillas permates the air from the factory below us. Its a barrio to be sure and has changed dramatically since the mid-seventies when I dated in the area. June 11, a homicide was committed just two blocks from where I reside. There are definitely different areas in GP and you can't gloss over that fact. Just my input and one opinion. No I could not recommend where I live, maybe towards Glendale, yes.

— NoJoke
July 14, 2012 at 6:19 p.m.

We love Glassell Park! Although my husband and I are both from LA, we never knew this neighborhood existed. We definitely love exploring all the neighborhoods nearby including Highland Park, Garvanza, Hermon, etc. It's nice seeing all those mom and pop stores. Maybe just not the massage parlors ~ they could go.

— May
April 6, 2012 at 6:21 p.m.

David M.

We live a couple blocks N on Shasta Cir. Been here 3 yrs, nice quite neighborhood. Not much going on in the new "Verdugo Village" but close and easy access to everywhere; Downtown, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Silver Lake, Glendale

— Glona
January 29, 2012 at 5:40 p.m.

Moving to Glendale this year. Considering buying in Glassell Park due to lower housing prices compared to Glendale. Really like the "northeast" area of Glassell Park, west of the 5, wedged between Eagle Rock & Glendale.

Looking at a house with a view on Trent & North Ave 41... can anybody tell me anything about this particular neighborhood in Glassell Park?


— David M
January 17, 2012 at 11:54 p.m.

Living in Glassell Park for about 11 years was an amazing experience. It's L.A. so everything feels just right, the feeling, I love it. I went to Glassell Park Elementary School but did not get to go to Eagle Rock High how I thought I would be. The good thing is that all my childhood friends still live here, so I'll get to visit when I get back to California. The trails are beautiful. The hills, just amazing! Precious houses to look at too.

The only bad thing was, that the gangs at the moment were not being shut down how they should have been. Maybe now things have changed.

Glassell Park will be remembered as the place where my first crush was found, said to be my future husband. Hahah ;)

— SallyNater
June 2, 2011 at 11:41 a.m.

This neighborhood's getting a lot of attention these days. Glad the focus is not all on the gangs (which have died down considerably). We need a revitalized street with walkability!

— Ron Smith
April 14, 2011 at 11:33 a.m.

Glassell Park has character. Beautiful craftsmans, trees, and great location. Have lived here since childhood, left to get my degree, and was drawn back. Its so eclectic these days!

— Melissa O.
March 22, 2011 at 10:24 p.m.

Just discovered three amazing staircases that are great for running and walking my dog. I assumed the flatter parts were not so safe, but I bought my house on Ave. 42 over two years ago near El Paso Dr. I can walk to Fresh & Easy and Starbucks. Once in the while you hear a siren, but we live in a city right? I love the neighborhood. Venturing into Eagle Rock for food and Mt. Washington for the trails is always a good time. My neighbors are all very nice and keep an good eye on the neighborhood. Good luck to you too JC! Hope you enjoy the experience!

— Kevin F.
February 14, 2011 at 2:40 p.m.

Just bought a home there.......hope its gooooodhaaaa!!

— JC
January 1, 2011 at 1:49 a.m.

Glassell Park is coming up! So many people moving in and fixing up homes, especially in the hilly parts.

— Chris
December 1, 2010 at 2:20 p.m.

Well, my wife and I moved into Glassell Park into an aparment that's actually on the other side of the wall that borders the cemetary. Overall, it was a good experience living there behind the safety of a security gate, but to tread out into the streets was a daily dice toss. We did not feel safe driving home at late hours. One time, we drove home from Christmas at a relative's house and as we were driving up the street toward our apartment, we saw a Christmas tree on fire in the middle of the street. That did it for us. Later, we read articles about a vicious street gang that terrorizes the neighborhood and were glad we got out. I'm sorry to share the negative, but it looks like things are picking up there. That neighborhood has so much potential having an excellent location. It could potentially have a nice small town feel if anyone would bother designing something like that. Fletcher street might be a good choice for the Main Street.

— Oscar Z.
November 14, 2010 at 7:33 p.m.

I moved here quite by accident in 1997. Affordable housing and not too far from anything. I've raised my 3 kids here and have been quite happy. The problem that has arrisen in recent years are from over developement from both sneaky and greedy developers, as well as overzealous and selfish residents. Developers have taken advantage of GPs low profile and proximity to Mt Washington and Downtown, while residents build or rebuild, -I should say overbuild the land. This is to be expected by developers but residents are building homes that are way out of character for the area. This has affected parking, electrical resources, wildlife and the overall asthetics of the area. I dont understand why 2 people with NO KIDS need to build a 3500sq house! Selfish and inconsiderate. While I think residents should be allowed to build their dream home, they didnt move to the area to look down on AC systems on the roofs of their neighbors.

— Mr C
May 11, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

I spent my childhood here and watched neighbors move in and neighbors move out. Glassell Park is changing ,young families are moving in and people are taking better care of their homes. as stated before, it is a very convenient place to live with the L. A. rivers great bike paths (could be better if they went all the way downtown. Think of it, an auto free path all the way to downtown! ) Giffith Park, Pasadena and Glendale right next door. Now it takes me 10 minutes each way instead of 2 hrs. to get to work.

— Frank Munoz
January 19, 2010 at 6:41 a.m.

check out the neighborhood council website

— Brian Kinney
October 22, 2009 at 8:40 p.m.

This neighborhood means lots of 'no 710 freeway' signs littering the neighborhood. Look, ok, we get it. Stopwith the endless signs, Arroyo Seco NIMBY's!

— anti- anti 710 freeway litter
October 7, 2009 at 9:45 p.m.

I grew up in Glassell Park in the 50' and 60's and we never thought of the area as Glassell Park even though our house was up the hill from the post office. I think wat you think of the area depends on how high up the hills you live. Where we lived probably felt more like Mt Washington. There was never any shopping area or comunity center that I could see. I went to Eagle rock High School so I felt more like Eagle Rock. The hill are still nice the flats not so much

— Carrie Torres
August 14, 2009 at 5:04 p.m.

******* NO 710 FREEWAY TUNNEL *******

A 710 -Coalition Meeting will be held on

Saturday, August 29th at 10:30a.m. at 3750 N. Verdugo Road, Glassel Park CA 90065 (Glassel Park Community Center)

The community is concerned with the effects the proposed 710 freeway extension will have on the comunities of North-East Los Angeles- (El Sereno , Cypress Park, Mt Washington, Glasell Park, Montecito Heights, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Eoch Park) and the adjacent cities- Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, South Pasadena, Pasadena

Visit for more information and upcoming events.

— rafael
August 13, 2009 at 10:22 p.m.

Hidden treasures include the hilly streets which are excellent for running.

Close proximity to unclogged freeways, such as the 2 and 134. Also, access to majore freeways, including 110, 5, 2 and 134

Close to downtown, Griffith Park, Silver Lake, Pasadena, Glendale - without all the high prices

Great housing prices.

— Mark Jones
June 11, 2009 at 9:40 p.m.

Glassell Park

is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the Northeast L.A. region of Los Angeles County.
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