About Highland Park. One of L.A.’s first suburbs, Highland Park features some of L.A.’s most impressive historic residential and commercial architecture. Over the last few years, a wave of new restaurants, cafés, businesses and residents have enriched Highland Park’s diverse history. One of Highland Park’s greatest attributes is its access to the Metro Gold Line and the neighborhood’s overall walkability. Highland Park has recently garnered attention from national publications calling out its eclectic mix of long-time Mexican eateries, street vendors and new eateries.