Mount Washington sits just north of the 5 freeway/110 freeway junction. It is south of Eagle Rock and southwest of Highland Park
. Like many Downtown-adjacent areas, Mount Washington is currently undergoing a modest renaissance, with many home buyers recognizing its nicer neighborhoods—some of the nicest on the East Side, by many accounts—as much more reasonably priced than those in other LA neighborhoods relative to quality.
With solid access to such destinations as Los Feliz
, Silver Lake
, Downtown LA
, and Pasadena
, Mount Washington affords residents many and varied options for excursion. The area is also noted for its relatively high ethnic diversity and for a particularly strong elementary school system. Mount Washington is situated atop a series of hills, and as a result, does not have major throughways in the traditional sense; it is, however, quite close to the 5, 110, 2, and to a lesser extent, the 134.