SILVER LAKE, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Silver Lake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

Originally named Ivanhoe in the 1900s by a resident from Scotland, it was built around what was then a city reservoir which gives the district its name. The "Silver" in Silver Lake is not because of the water's color, but named for a local politician who helped create the reservoir.

The area is known for its restaurants and clubs, and many notable people have made their homes there. The neighborhood has several public and private schools.