I went to a party in Atwater Village this weekend and then checked out a few of the furniture stores in Silver Lake.
So, I don’t get it. Can someone explain to me why these areas are “cool” and my neighborhood is not? At first glance, they are all predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods (OK, actually, I’m not sure about Atwater Village, but Silver Lake seemed to have a lot of Spanish billboards and signs) with single-family houses that have bars across the windows. Yet Silver Lake, anyway, has expensive boutiques scattered among the pupuserias, while my neighborhood does not. It also has a gelato store, a sure sign it is “cool”. Is it the hills? I guess the hills could be nice.
Anyone want to enlighten me on the last few decades of LA demographic shifts?