Thursday, May 10, 2012

Historic Hermon

Who knew there was a quaint historic district of LA called Hermon? I certainly did not... until a friend took me there the other day for a walk-about. It was quite a treat. The neighborhood once featured an elevated bicycle "freeway" which served as a pre-automobile through-way between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena in the late 1800s/early 1900s.  Today all that remains of the "cycleway" is a set of old stairs.

California Cycleway, via Wikipedia
Officially established in 1903, Hermon boasts a quaint downtown business district, lovely historic homes, several schools and fantastic public parks...and most importantly, maintains a small-town feel despite it's central location.

Check out some gorgeous area homes after the jump: 

pretty blue
love this Victorian

Gorgeous hillside houses
One more thing,  Hermon is a hop, skip + a jump from historic Debs Park and Audubon Center so you can make an entire day out of house gazing, bird watching and trail blazing!

view of Montecito Heights from Debs Park

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