Eagle Rock named second-hottest neighborhood in US by Redfin.com

EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES

Redfin said the trend in 2014 neighborhood popularity is a short commute at an affordable price. Highly ranked schools and scenic parks are the usual top criteria, but this year's trending neighborhoods have a short drive or easy access to a commuter rail line in areas that are not the most expensive in their respective cities.

Redfin analyzed its website-user traffic and surveyed its real-estate agents across the country to determine its top 10.

"After a year in which prices popped 13 percent, Americans are checking out still-close-in but often-overlooked neighborhoods in search of affordability, even if means less-fashionable restaurants or a home that needs a little more work," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman.

Redfin's list of hottest neighborhoods in the U.S.:

  1. Bernal Heights North Slope, San Francisco
  2. Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
  3. Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta
  4. Upper Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C.
  5. Desert Shores, Las Vegas
  6. Barrington Oaks, Austin
  7. Phinney Ridge, Seattle
  8. Concordia, Portland, Oregon
  9. City Park, Denver
  10. Humboldt Park, Chicago

Within Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Playa del Rey, Sierra Madre Canyon, Verdugo Woodlands and Hillside are the hottest neighborhoods of 2014 on Redfin's list.

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