Much like most real estate markets around the country the Los Angeles market is affected by lack of supply, affordability issues and fluctuating interest rates.

Our CEO and broker, Letty Vermeulen notes that for South LA’s Jefferson Park and West Adams neighborhoods she can definitely see a slowdown. Partly due to the past winter months which are always slower and partly due to a city wide slowdown.

However, the Jefferson Park and West Adams area are still in a strong position due to the central location and the area is quickly becoming a public transportation hub, making it a very competitive market for first time home buyers and experienced buyers alike. We are also noticing many new apartment buildings in development, often combined with new retail and restaurants.

If you’d like to learn more about the Jefferson Park/West Adams area, or general Los Angeles real estate market, please contact us!

The Jefferson Park and West Adams area of Los Angeles is one of the perfect locations for those looking to own a home and become a part of a community that is constantly growing and evolving. It has a centralized location and  best of all, it is quickly changing into something truly special – buying a property now could be a serious investment thanks to the numerous attractions that are springing up here. In fact, West Adams was the 2015 Neighborhood of the Year, and it hasn’t diminished in attractiveness since then.

Restaurants in West Adams / Jefferson Park

The dining options here have always been unique, from fried chicken establishments to the best BBQ in the entire city to Chinese or Mexican fare. But new restaurants are always popping up. A perfect example is the new “Highly Likely” café. Created by Cary Mosier, it is filing the space once taken up by a furniture store and offers 2,000 square foot of space with open areas and frontage right onto Jefferson. It’s food options will focus on healthy daytime food like grain bowls and vegetable dishes that draw inspiration from Creole, Japanese, and modern California cooking.

And the craft beer market is exploding here as well, with a new valley Brewpub finding its home where Señor Fred once sat. This will be a beer-focused restaurant offering great craft beers along with delicious food options. And with the Artisanal Brewers Collective buying spaces and opening restaurants, breweries, and craft beer stores, beer lovers will find that this is the perfect California neighborhood for them.

These are just two of the most well-known and anticipated establishments in the area – every year more great restaurants, music clubs, and bars pop up. So what does that mean to those looking for a home in the area? Two things:

Simply put, there’s never been a more exciting time to live in the West Adams and Jefferson Park area. If you’re looking for a great place to buy a home and call your neighborhood, few places in South LA can offer what this one can.

Jefferson Park has one of the largest collections of Craftsman style homes in the region. It is located just South of the Santa Monica freeway with easy access to downtown. With a strong sense of community and local preservation efforts, Jefferson Park has become an extremely desirable neighborhood. If you’ve always dreamed of owning a Craftsman-style bungalow, you have to check out Jefferson Park.

A Brief History Of Jefferson Park Craftsman Homes

Jefferson Park was developed at the turn of the century and provided housing for middle and upper middle class residents. The preferred home architecture at the time was American Craftsman. The homes were built by individuals rather than a development company. Many of the homes were built using plans purchased from Sears and Pacific Ready-Cut Homes. Even though many of these homes share a similar architecture style, each home is unique. Today Jefferson Park is considered an important neighborhood for American architectural history. The homes highlight the diversity of the Craftsman style.

What Is American Craftsman Architectural Style?

American Craftsman architectural style was popularized during the arts and crafts era of the turn of the century lasting well into the 1930s. Craftsman was born of a rejection of the overly fussy and inefficient architecture of the Victorian era. Craftsman style homes instead reflected the needs of the growing American middle class. The typical craftsman-style home has:

What makes craftsman homes different from one another is the fine detailed features. Craftsman homes often have intricate woodwork, art tiles, and hammered metal finishes that make them truly one of a kind. These features are also what make them desirable.

Jefferson Park Is A Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ)

Recognizing the important cultural heritage of their neighborhood, the City Council declared Jefferson Park a HPOZ. HPOZ implements zoning restrictions designed to protect the historical nature of a community. With the support of HPOZ, Jefferson Park residents have been able to complete cost-effective restoration projects. These restoration projects have preserved the beauty of these homes.

If you have always dreamed of owning a Craftsman style home in a thriving community, we can help. Our real estate brokers live and work in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. We can help match you with the perfect Craftsman home to meet your needs. Whether you want a full restoration or a project home, we’ll find the perfect place. Check out our overview to learn more about this great neighborhood.

 

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