This river-adjacent northeast LA community has been dubbed “LA’s Hippest Neighborhood”, but don’t let that put you off. The tidy little houses that are within walking distance from Los Feliz and Glendale Boulevards are now highly sought after by homebuyers looking for an urban lifestyle that’s a little more laid-back than Silver Lake’s or Echo Park’s. The LA River — once buried and forgotten — is now a popular spot for fishing, kayaking and biking, and the sandy-bottom stretch through Atwater, with its trees and wading herons, is a rewarding paddling retreat. As bucolic neighborhoods go, Atwater is unbeatable. Ready to wade in and join the wet set?