Atwater Village

Farmers' markets, family gatherings, and upscale shopping take place along the Los Angeles River.

More red wagon than red carpet, Atwater Village is a residential neighbourhood that focuses on farmers' markets and family ties. This northeast LA community has grown up since its days as a destination for the fashion-forward. Now, Atwater Village emanates a well-balanced attitude with a wholesome affinity for upscale shopping and down-to-earth dining along the Los Angeles River. To best enjoy the offerings of Atwater Village and its surrounding East Side neighbourhoods, choose a car.

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On the Map

Atwater Village is bordered by Glassell Park, Los Feliz, Glendale, Elysian Valley, Hollywood, and Silver Lake

LAX Airport: 30 minutes by car or 1 hour & 45 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 20 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 35 minutes by car
The Grove: 25 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Possible

Grown Up Style In Northeast LA

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Atwater Village's knitting stores, bon vivant boutiques, and corner coffee shops and liquor outcrops line up between the banks of the Los Angeles River and the border of Glendale.

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The awe-inspiring backdrop of LA's Verdugo Mountains enhance Atwater Village's flat streetscape.

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The Casual Gourmet In Atwater Village

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Atwater Village's cafes, grills, and restaurants reflect the neighbourhood's grown-up attitude.

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Like its populace, the area's dining establishments blend casual atmospheres with trending tastes.

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Its organic taco stands offer vegan options.

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From the outside, many of its culinary escapes appear ordinary.

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Once you make it inside, you'll realise they're more like extraordinary.

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Shake it up.

Atwater Village's Local Lifestyle

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Bookstores and baristas are more personal in Atwater Village.

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As the area has grown up, so has its fashion sense.

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The neighbourhood supports upcycled inclinations and expresses an affinity for the handmade.

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Dusk In Atwater Village

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Come sunset, Atwater Village's single-story residences alight with rectangular illumination.

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Their warm glow only enhances the neatly-cultivated gardens that line their entryways.

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Here's lookin' at you, kid.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rob Kalmbach

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Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."