How do you describe your neighborhood to outsiders?

After a two-year and $45-million rehabilitation, Echo Park Lake will reopen on June 15, 2013.
After a two-year and $45-million rehabilitation, Echo Park Lake will reopen on June 15, 2013.
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Angelenos know the difference between Silver Lake and Echo Park. But the debates might start when you have to figure out the borders of South L.A. or East L.A. And to outsiders and the recently relocated navigating the nuances of Los Angeles neighborhoods—not to mention the freeways—can prove much more difficult. Take Two reporter and Wisconsin native Leo Duran wants to know: How do you describe your neighborhood to somebody who is not from there? 

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