Image credit: Tom Lamb Maps

Image credit: Tom Lamb Maps

FROGTOWN

Elysian Valley, more often lovingly referred to as Frogtown, is a welcoming and tight knit community situated just south of the LA River, convenient to the 2 and 5 freeways, and mere minutes away from Dodger Stadium, Chinatown, Downtown LA and Silverlake. In recent years, the neighborhood boasts a burgeoning creative scene, from the likes of Clockshop to Frog Spot and the biannual Frogtown Art Walk. Spoke Bicycle Cafe and Wax Paper have become community hubs with Salazar and Zebulon LA following in their footsteps. 

We see LA River access as a major amenity at The Bend. Use the bike/walking path to take a quick jaunt to neighborhood parks, Atwater Village or Golden Road Brewing if you're feeling ambitious. The LA River Kayak Safari - a bike ride followed by kayak trip down the river - is a great way to explore the surrounding environment and learn about the evolution of the neighborhood and LA River throughout the years. 

 
Image credit: LA Times

Image credit: LA Times

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FUND

A portion of the rental income generated by The Bend will go into a Community Benefits Fund that will be allocated toward hosting community events, making improvements to public space in the neighborhood, or reducing rents that are not already required to have below market rates.