Mount Washington is a residential community nestled in the hills about 7 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles to the west of the 110 Freeway. Like many of the North East LA neighborhoods, Mt. Washington’s offers lush topography of hills and glens and beautiful vistas. Back in the 1920’s, drawn by the tranquil setting and natural surroundings, many artists and the social elite built vacation bungalows in the hills and canyons of Mt. Washington. Some of these still stand today, many updated to modern standards yet maintaining their rustic charm. Mount Washington is the perfect place for those who like having the city “nearby” yet desire the feel of rural living. Dotted with an eclectic mix of character, bungalow and modern homes, Mount Washington is truly a peaceful environment offering a haven away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Homes are nestled in the hills and canyons where you can hear the wind in the trees and the sounds of birds singing.
Another big draw, especially for parents, is the Mount Washington Elementary school which is noted for exceptional ratings and parent involvement.
Take a scenic drive along San Rafael which runs along the top of the mountain and while you’re there, stop by the Self-Realization Fellowship where you can immerse yourself in peace and tranquility while taking in some of the most beautiful views around.