Monday, May 18, 2009


What is your definition of a desirable neighborhood? Is it somewhere where the local Trader Joes or Whole Foods is in walking distance? Is it somewhere the neighbors all wave to each other while on the way to work? Or, are you of the troglodyte orientation and want a dark room as far away from ordinary civilization as possible?

I have lived in many different neighborhoods, emphasis being on “hoods”. My first apartment was in Hollywood and to date I still have a soft spot for it. It was a beautiful 1920’s courtyard on a street called Vista Del Mar. Sleeping to the sounds (and lights) of low flying helicopters became the white noise my wife and I needed for a good night sleep.

We then moved to Silver Lake we parked our car because about everything we needed was in walking distance. We then moved to NW Glendale four years ago (Suburbia). Home made pies, bottles of wine and handwritten welcome notes from little kiddos came from all over the neighborhood.

What are your priorities? View? Off street parking? Friends close by?

If you are around this weekend come say hi, I’ll be at 3336 Primera Ave. 90069 Sunday from 2pm-5pm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYZYDqpKo2c

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