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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Silver Lake is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 33,784. Silver Lake is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Silver Lake offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Silver Lake there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Silver Lake and residents tend to be liberal.
About Silver Lake...
Population
33,784

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$712,717
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,447
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    127
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    68
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,054
    500
  • Theft
    998
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    478
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,647
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Silver Lake is a safe neighborhood filled with caring and active neighbors. The pros are that Silver Lake has some amazing coffee shops and cafes. Also there is a weekly farmer's market, and every summer there are free outdoor movies on Sunset Blvd. The Cons would have to be the lack of parking, traffic, and expensive rent.
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SIlver Lake is a tranquil place to hang out with your friends in a town filled with hipsters and business there is booming. Whether you want to visit Secret Headquaters for nerding out on comics, the Silver Lake Ramen for your taste buds, or go to Los Globos for the top artists, there is always something for anyone.
I've seen real estate prices go up and up over the last ten years. It's a great place to own, especially if you bought before 2013.
There is a lot of good food and coffee, though I wish the shopping in silver lake was a little more diversified. There is good access to several grocery stores.
The flow of traffic in silver lake is poor, that is something I wish was different, but I am not sure how that would be accomplished.