To me, Echo Park represents the Eastside at its best, a diverse, colorful neighborhood full of energy, pop-up boutiques, amazing restaurants, coffee shops, inventive graffiti murals and lots of exciting real estate (with prices fast on the rise). Flanked by Silver Lake to the west and Downtown to the east, Echo Park is where I spend most of my days when not in New York, and it has a walkable, village feel not unlike Brooklyn.