I don't even mind the river dwellers so much. They keep to themselves.
But riverside as beach? I don't know if I want to run around any beach bums. I didn't move across a whole time zone just to end up in Venice. Besides, won't sand slide down the concrete bank?
Curbed LA: Dream house: beach or hills?
Eric Garcetti, City Council President: Hills. Echo Park, right where I'm at, not too high up, and pretty close to the 'flats.' Great workouts and you get the beach for free - on a clear day, you can see the ocean. I like to imagine, however, that once we've got our return to the Los Angeles River underway, homes in Elysian Valley and Atwater Village will advertise 'beachfront property.'