One of the first homes Mike sold was to a couple in their mid-20s in 1996 in Highland Park, a neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles that we absolutely love. Two kids, one cat and four dogs later, this family has poured their heart and soul into their Craftsman bungalow, which sits atop an agave studded hillside with 180 degree view of the city. Not only have they planted deep roots in this community but they’ve enriched the school community of Aldama Elementary with beautification grants and bringing the dual language program to its students. They’ve been waiting years for the chain link fences to come down so that the amazing turn-of-the-century architecture can be seen in all its glory. I hope it was music to their ears yesterday when they saw the front page of the L.A. Times that offered a story about Highland Park’s revitalization. Because we love Highland Park, we want to share this vibrant community with you.