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Poll: 57 Percent Say Highland Park Is NOT the New Echo Park

Those folks include Highland Park Patch Editor David Fonseca. Take our poll and weigh in.

On Friday we delightedly referenced Kai Flanders' L.A Weekly piece that suggested the epicenter of cool may be shifting from Echo Park to Highland Park.

Read Flanders' full L.A. Weekly piece here.

After reading the piece we did our Patch thing and immediately posted a poll asking, "Is Highland Park the new Echo Park?"

We, like the majority responding so far, don't think so. But we do think it's a great question that will help clear the air about whether Echo Park is losing its edge.

Where do you stand?

Take our poll now.  And tell us why you voted the way you did in comments.

Cheryl Ortega February 06, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Well, both neighborhoods have a high percentage of 1st and 2nd generation Latino immigrants mixed with yuppies and hipsters, but EP has a very long history of political activism and progressive thinking. It has also has been a haven for creativity and the arts for generations. I think Highland Park and Echo Park are two very distinct communities. Viva la diferencia!
ann summa February 26, 2012 at 04:26 PM
I agree with Cheryl and let's not count out the geography; EP is much closer to downtown and Hollywood, easily bike-able, and of course, the Park itself, the lake (when we get it back, hopefully with lotus!).
Anthea Raymond (Editor) February 26, 2012 at 05:43 PM
@Great point Ann. EP's links to Hollywood and downtown are very important, and certainly add to the complexity of its identity. There's so much flow through to those two areas.

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