Brookside

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Brookside street

Brookside borders: Highland, Wilshire, Muirfield and Olympic.

Brokside plat

The Brookside neighborhood consists of seven north-south streets: Longwood, Tremaine, Keniston, Hudson, Rimpau, Mullen, Muirfield; and two east-west streets, 8th and 9th. There are 349 homes on mature growth tree-lined streets with a diverse mix of 1920’s revival style architecture.

In the South East corner of Brookside is the pocket park LA Memorial High Park and Library which is across the street from LA High. Brookside is less pricey than its immediate neighbors to the North, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, and neighbor to the east Fremont Place. Brookside is a very convenient locale for downtown commuters.

 

Prices range in Brookside from $1.5M for a top of the market totally done home to $1M for the 3,000 sqft fixers. 3br 2ba 2,000 sqft homes range from $600,000 to $800,000.

 

Rimpau Estate Company originally developed Brookside in 1921 to lure wealthy LA families from West Adams. They named their development ‘Windsor Crest’ and it sold well even during the economic downturn at the time.

Brookside has a strong neighborhood council.

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Founded in 1979, the Neighborhood Council named the community Brookside after the natural stream- the Rio del Jardin de las Flores- which winds through backyards of Longwood Ave. The river eventually joins with Ballona Creek.

River aerial

The dense trees indicate the streams path through longwood

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Backyard of a houes on Longwood, most houses have bridges.

There is an annual neighborhood block party each summer organized by the Neighborhood Council that features food, magic, carval-games, petting zoo and musical entertainment.

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846 S Longwood Ave

Chateau Le Moin is the most well recognized house in the nieghbhorhood. It is a Moorish-Style Scottish-influenced castle on the corner of Longwood and 9th.

Notable architects Edwin Thorne, John Byers, Ralph Carlin Flewelling

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