The Perks Of Living In Your Neighborhood

042909park-01.jpgNo matter where we've managed to end up living in Los Angeles, we've always tried to put a positive spin on our neighborhood (and we've lived in some questionable areas). Having a place (or two) in your community that is convenient or just plain cool are always added perks that make a house a home. Weigh in with your neighborhood perks plus we've listed our own favorites after the jump.While we've always been pretty envious of our friend that lives a stone's throw away from a Trader Joe's, we're still pretty stoked on our current neighborhood. Fix Coffee is only a quick block away where we like to meet up with friends or work on our laptop. The Baxter Hills are directly across the street allowing the most amazing views of the city on a clear day. Walking to Dodger games has it's advantages (especially since parking is $15). We're also pretty lucky that one of our favorite restaurants and a bakery are just down the street and can always be followed up with a good show at the Echo or Echoplex to end a great evening. It doesn't hurt that four major freeways are in our backyard (but just far enough away so we don't get any of the noise).

So how about our Apartment Therapy readers? What are the perks of living in your neighborhood? A quiet street? No nosy neighbors? Your favorite bookstore is within walking distance?

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