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Located on the former property of Eber White, an early settler who helped fugitive slaves escape to Canada, this neighborhood has a mix of homes of different eras, all within a few blocks of Eberwhite Woods, one of the city's most beautiful, secluded natural areas.

The school and its grounds were carved out of the southeast corner of the oak-hickory woods in 1950, adjoining a neighborhood of broad, hilly, tree-lined streets and predominantly two-story homes built between the world wars. In the 1960s, subdivisions wrapped around the south and west edges, but the woods have remained safe from development, nurtured by a school-based stewardship group. They have walking trails, a profusion of spring wildflowers, and 3 ponds, 1 of which lies in a natural amphitheater and is the site of cacophonous early-spring concerts by frenzied spring peepers.

North of Liberty, the Virginia Park area has many 2-family duplexes and Cape Cods. Behind the strip of commercial businesses and fast-food joints along Stadium is a mixed neighborhood of small homes and apartments. South of Pauline, 1950s- and 1960s-era neighborhoods stretch toward Stadium. The only major apartment complexes in the area are the 120-unit Westwood on Liberty, built in the late 1970s, and the older 174-unit Manchester Flats at Pauline and Stadium. The 32-unit subsidized Pauline Apartments replaced an older complex on the same site in 2014. The small Eagle Ridge and Liberty Heights condominiums face each other across Liberty just east of Stadium.

Eberwhite graduates all go to Slauson Middle School and to Pioneer High, both within walking distance, except for some in the northern part of the area who attend Skyline.

Bike lanes: Liberty and Pauline, the major arterials, have marked bike lanes.

Walking: Eberwhite School's walk score is 29 (walkscore.com). Most of this neighborhood is a long walk from retail, but western areas are close to shopping on Stadium.



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