Silver Lake is well known for its reservoir and hip culture as found in Jackson Browne's "From Silver Lake" song. Walt Disney had an important studio here on Hyperion Avenue, and you can still see the Hyperion motif in his brand. This suburb has a population of about 30,000 residents. Silver Lake apartments place you in Central Los Angeles with a western border of East Hollywood.
Some entertainment executives, celebrities or musical artists choose apartments for rent in Silver Lake due to their affordability and nearness to East Hollywood. The Moreno Highlands is a particularly popular neighborhood. If you want to rub elbows with the pretty people, there are multiple apartment options in this area. Once you find the right one, find ways to save on décor with tips on where to shop from this Rent.com blog post.
The Silver Lake Reservoir offers residents a great nature preserve of more than two miles for walking and enjoying wildlife. A recreation center and walking path are available for residents. Community members work on environmental conservation along the reservoir by removing weeds that are alien to the California native ecosystem.
If you have ever seen the old Laurel & Hardy film "The Music Box," you may recognize a flight of stairs from the movie that is actually located in this neighborhood. There is also a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library located here.
The City of Los Angeles runs the public transportation and higher education college system for this area. The Los Angeles Metro Local Line 96 Bus and Metro Shuttle Line 603 serve this area. The primary roads creating the boundaries for the city are Glendale Freeway in the east and the Hollywood Freeway in the south.
Although there are not schools of higher education directly inside the borders of Silver Lake, both California Trinity University and Los Angeles City College are quite close. These facilities and a couple of other colleges are located just along the southwest and northeast boundaries of this Los Angeles, California, neighborhood.
Small record labels are the primary employers with headquarters in Silver Lake. The avant-garde, alternative, hip, garage music genre is very popular here with several representatives, including Avatar Records, Epitaph Records and Beggars Group. Precision Motors is another employer in the area that has been around for more than a decade.