Here in the Newbie household, we're beginning to think the next up-and-coming hipster hood is Elysian Valley. (Sorry, Curbed LA.) And by "up-and-coming" we mean "buy now and sit for five to 10 years."
Elysian Valley is a sliver south of here along I-5, down the hill from Dodger Stadium. It's a bit like Atwater Village, but closer to downtown LA. Should it attract a few more respectful residents and pedestrian-friendly retailers, poof! Hipsterfication.
Here's a recent listing from the Rental Girl:
1839 Blake / Rent $3,500.00 / Location: FrogTown / Loft Bedroom(s) / 1.5 Bathroom(s) / Warehouse Lofts / 2000+ Sq. Ft.
Located in the industrial Frogtown neighborhood of Atwater Village, this architectural 1950's warehouse has been brilliantly converted into 10 live/work loft spaces... The most desirable unit in the building, it is the south/east corner unit with 2 walls filled with glass windows, soaring ceilings, a roll up door, huge curved beams, polished cement floors, new sleek and modern kitchen and baths. A great feature of this unit is that it faces the Los Angeles River - it's in an industrial neighborhood, but the views are nature and trees! Perfect. And with secure access to the L.A. River Bike path, you can't ask for more.
Sure you can. You can ask for more than dubbing Elysian Valley the "industrial Frogtown neighborhood of Atwater Village."