Silver Lake is one of LA’s most walkable neighborhoods, with (almost) everything conveniently located right on Sunset Boulevard. And right on Sunset is the fully furnished apartment community, TenTen Silver Lake. The executive suites here are just as hip as the trendy neighborhood they reside in. Within walking distance of your long term stay apartment are enough shops, bars, and eateries to keep you consuming for days.
The area has also managed to marry the shiny and new (of which there’s a lot) with the shabby and old, making the neighborhood feel real. It’s easy to ride your bike in Silverlake. A Sunset Boulevard bike lane runs the length of the neighborhood and the sidewalks here have more racks than parking meters. Whether you explore Silver Lake on two wheels or two feet, you’ll find the best of what this Eastside neighborhood has to offer—and meet some friendly folks along the way. Enjoy!
Start your day with a kick of caffeine. You may be tempted to hop in line at Intelligentsia (the coffee is delicious and the people-watching helps the 15-minute wait go by), but locals prefer Cafecito, the quieter shop down the street on Hoover. Here you’ll find less pretension, more privacy—as well as the addictive Espresso Clandestino). Cafecito is right across the street from your furnished apartment. Smell the rich coffee from your spacious patio that sits next to your loft for rent.
Music lovers, take a minute to check out Old Style Guitar Shop down the block. Rickety porch steps lead into an old house, every inch of which is covered with beautiful refurbished guitars and banjos. If caffeine isn’t your thing, you can also pick up a fresh-squeezed juice or a delicious coconut-kale smoothie at Naturewell, a health food store/juicery just down the street from Sunset Junction.
Fueled up? Time to shop. The Junction area of Sunset has some of the best boutiques in the neighborhood. If you’re looking to adopt a high-end hipster street style, check out Mohawk General Store for handcrafted homewares, leather goods and a small but well-curated selection of clothing and shoes. Indulge your inner lush at Barkeeper, a shop fully dedicated to, well, keeping a well-stocked bar.