HIGHLAND PARK - A MULTI MODAL HAVEN
Despite its geographical location nestled on the northern edge of the City of Los Angeles, Highland Park is one of the best connected neighborhoods in Los Angeles - only to be rivaled by a few. Although Los Angeles is quickly becoming one of the best places to get around on public transit, we are still a ways from car independence. However, Highland Park stands as the glimmering and shining example of the city’s increasing real future of a walkable, multi-modal community.
Highland Park is served by two stations along the Metro Gold Line light rail (Highland Park Station & Southwest Museum Station). The Metro Gold Line provides Highland Park residents easy transit accessibility anywhere within LA’s expanding transit network and beyond. From the Highland Park Station or the Southwest Museum Station, head over toward Downtown, Pasadena, Long Beach, Hollywood, Koreatown, Culver City, and come 2014, Santa Monica.
Soon with the planned regional connectors implemented between various rail lines, people will be able to get from Highland Park to Santa Monica or Culver City on the light rail without experiencing any transfers!
Over the next few years, Metro’s transit system will continue to make the region more interconnected with the extension of lines like the Purple Line to UCLA and Gold Line to Claremont and Montclair in eastern Los Angeles County.
Highland Park is also served by Metro Local bus lines 81, 83, 176, and 256, as well as LADOT’s DASH Highland Park/Eagle Rock bus line.
By automobile, Highland Park is served by the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway, also known as the California State Route 110, which runs from Long Beach to Pasadena.