News & Notes From Eagle Rock & Montecito Heights

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  • Fiery crash shuts down 134 Freeway through Eagle Rock.  Patch
  • A stucco-and-metal Montecito Heights flip now selling for $329,000. Curbed L.A.
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  1. I checked out that Montecito Heights flip. It might be nice to rent to some hipsters, but for long-term living, I don’t know. There’s no off-street parking, although good street parking for now. Decent views. The floor is fake wood. Kitchen is awkwardly on the second floor with the bedrooms. Oh, and a tiny balcony/hallway leads to nowhere with no gate on the end. Huge backyard with no real landscaping done as of yet. What you can’t beat, though, is the price.

  2. The house is not what locals consider Montecito Heights. When the exterior was wood, it was regularly tagged by the Rose Hills gang, located at the top of Happy Valley and on the cusp of El Sereno. I’ve always admired it and was shocked when the aluminum siding went up and stucco covered up the rest. Red door and voila: your standard flip. It will be interesting to see what happens to the neighborhood as a result. Or what the neighborhood does to it.

  3. Yes, this house is not located inside Montecito Heights. It’s in zip code 90032, which does not include Montecito Heights. The realtor is stretching the neighborhood boundaries to call this a Montecito Heights home.

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