Mount Washington is located in Northeast Los Angeles in California. It is a neighborhood in the San Rafael Hills and is considered the most affluent area of the East Side of Los Angeles.
Mount Washington is bordered by Eagle Rock to the north, Pasadena to the northeast, Lincoln heights to the south, the LA River & Elysian Park (where Frog Town can be found), and Silver Lake on the West.
Many people have become attracted to the neighborhood in recent years because it is a relatively affordable alternative to the pricier Westside.
Quick Facts About Mount Washington
• Population: 12,728 people as of the 2000 census
• Size: 1.85 square miles
• The median age in 2008 was 33 (this is about average for the city and county of Los Angeles)
• Average household income is about $30,000 but 30% of the residents have a household income greater than $100,000.
• Antonio Villaraigosa—former mayor of Los Angeles and former speaker of the State Assembly— is a notable resident of the area.
Mount Washington also has one of the steepest streets in the world, and one of the steepest streets in Los Angeles. Located between Avenue 50 and Cross Avenue, Eldred Street is on the northeast side of Mount Washington. It has a slope of 33 percent grade. The steepest street in the world is Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand at 35 percent.
Mount Washington has some great gems that get lost in the big city. Me So Hungry Truck is a food truck that serves up crazy burger ideas and can be found around the streets of Mount Washington. It is a great food truck to try something new and at a good price.
Another gem in the area is The Teahouse Company, which is a boutique entertainment and music-booking agency. They provide musicians that frequent many bars and clubs that play Jazz and the Blues. Their bands are original and always get people on the dance floor. Lots of places in the area use The Teahouse Company to provide top-notch music. It is refreshing to have original, high quality music.
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