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Elysian Valley hopping with free music in July at the Frog Spot

ELYSIAN VALLEY — The Frog Spot, the riverfront outreach center of the Friends of the Los Angeles River, presents live music throughout the month of July and hosts a Saturday afternoon beer garden and “Pop Up Food Fest.” The Frog Spots books new and veteran performers presenting an eclectic mix of musical genres, ranging from jazz and country to rock and ... Read More »

Frogtown bike shop is now also full restaurant

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Calling itself “the first combination bike shop/cafe in Los Angeles,” Spoke Bicycle Cafe has expanded its menu into a full-service restaurant. Located along the L.A. River bike and pedestrian path, Spoke Bicycle was opened by avid cyclists Laurie Winston and Richard Latronica  as a bike shop and events venue, with just some refreshments on the weekends, according to their ... Read More »

Get Those Kayaks Ready: L.A. River to reopen for summer recreation

ELYSIAN VALLEY — When a section of the L.A. River was opened during the summer of 2013  for kayaking, hiking and fishing , some wondered if anyone would come.  But, many did come, and,  more are expected this summer as the L.A. River Recreation Zone in Elysian Valley reopens on Memorial Day, May 29, for its fifth season. The River ... Read More »

Market Watch: What are houses and condos selling for in Elysian Valley?

ELYSIAN VALLEY — During the last three months, the average sales price of all  homes and condos sold in Elysian Valley — aka Frogtown –was $614,824, according to Redfin.com. The average home that was sold had 2.3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,269-square-feet of space. The average home lasted 37.1 days on the market before it was sold.  More than half of ... Read More »

For Rent: Stunning Newly Constructed Elysian Valley House

2817 Knox Ave | $3,695/month | Property Website If you’re looking for a perfectly peaceful place to live with all the modern amenities, then this is the house for you! A beautiful modern black and glass paned door lead to the open layout living room and kitchen where natural light pours in from all directions. The kitchen is the center ... Read More »