Friday, March 8, 2013

B Family Home Tour: Atwater Village

Today I am super excited to be introducing you to a major part of my home life: Atwater Village.  Mr. B and I both grew up in the suburbs (where we now both work), but knew that the 2.5-kids-white- picket-fence-little-boxes lifestyle was not for us.  We moved down to Silver Lake a couple of years ago (where a lot of young celebs live), but it was a bit too much for us.  Loud, crazy, and lots of people and crime.  So we hopped over to the other side of town and landed in Atwater Village.  Atwater is the perfect combination of suburbs and city life.  We can walk to all kinds of cool local places, but the area is still safe and secure.  We are close to live theater and music and downtown LA, but are still surrounded by young families.  Bonus?  Within ten minutes of awesome shopping and experiences in cities like Pasadena and Glendale.  Here are some of our favorite haunts.

This is a favorite place to walk to for breakfast or lunch.  Outdoor dining, good food, and cheap prices!

55 Degrees is one of my favorite places.  It is within walking distance, the people there are awesome and friendly, and they offer a wide variety of wine flights that change each week (they also have good beer according to Mr. B).  We are regulars here, it's the kind of place where everybody knows your name...

Link n Hops is the newest addition to our hood.  It's right next to 55 Degrees, so it's another walkable place.  They have a ton of beers, plus some amazing sausages (even for vegans!).  Mostly I go there for the world's best fries with chipotle aioli dipping sauce.  Life changing.

Atwater Village has a cool history in addition to cool bars.  If you've been to Disney's California Adventure recently, their new main street is modeled after the Atwater Village area in the 1920's and 1930's.  More recently, it was home to Leonardo DiCaprio as a child, and who doesn't want to be connected to him in some (albeit small) way?

Mostly, I love Atwater Village because I love houses with character and charm.  Our house was built in 1931, and you just can't find a modern home with that classic look.  Our streets in Atwater look like this...big trees and tons of greenery.

And the house look like this...small, but adorable and unique.

Given that our house is only two bedrooms, at some point in the future (when a little B comes along) we will have to move.  We have talked about moving to Orange County or back to the suburbs when that time comes, but the thought of leaving this lovely little neighborhood is kind of depressing.  For now, this is our home, and we will enjoy every single minute of the beauty that is living in LA!

If you entered the Target gift card giveaway, make sure to check back later this afternoon when a winner will be announced!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this little tour of Atwater Village! I can see why you love many fun places and cute homes! The perfect blend of quiet streets and city life. :)