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Home of the hipsters.

If you're is living in LA, into the Indie Music scene, and you're a male with 2% bodyfat plus unwashed hair, or a female with a mullet and bad hygiene - then this is where you aspire to live.

Silverlake is a relatively expensive place to live for those who work in record stores, coffee shops or book stores. Therefore, not all of them can afford to live in the Motherland of retro garage fashion. Instead, many opt to live in the surrounding areas such as Echo Park or Los Feliz.

The restaurants and bars are mediocre at best in Silverlake when compared to the rest of LA, but a Silverlake resident will rarely leave Silverlake for a meal, a show, clothes, groceries etc. Many do not even realize that LA has beachfront cities/a beach.

Its mostly known for it's hipster music venues - Spaceland, The Echo, and Silverlake Lounge. This is where you are most likely to hear the next new thing that the rest of the country has been deemed 'not cool enough' to know about.

If you've ever seen the movie 'Gimme Shelter', then you already know exactly what 90% of the male population in Silverlake dresses like, per their every day Hipster costumes.

If you've ever seen a female street junkie who needs a bath, but keeps her fashion dedicated to her 80's rock roots, then you've seen 90% of the female population in Silverlake.
Guy in Culver City: Jesus, look how skinny that guy is.

Girl in Culver City: Which Guy?

Guy in Culver City: The one in the black jeans, sleeveless shirt, star tattoo and needs a shower.

Girl in Culver City: Ah yeah. The Silverlaker.

Guy in Culver City: I bet you could defeat him in the arena of physical combat.

Girl in Culver City: Yes, but I dont want to smell like 'homeless' for the rest of the night.
by JimmyGordon September 03, 2006
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Phrase meaning that a deceased cannot rest in peace until society changes due to the circumstances of a death.
People said rest in power for the unarmed man had been shot by the police.
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the most messed up school in history

1. sex on the bus
2. bomb threats EVERY DAY
3. gas leaks
4. unplanned fire drills
5. actual fires
6. smoking in the bathroom
7. lots of fights... and non fights
8. murder of spanish teacher
9. school splitting
10. was that an ambulence?

and that was only this year!
student1: yo did ya here that silverlake was on oprah?

student2: ya my friend in canada even heard about it!
by gotta love SL April 18, 2004
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The new Brentwood. Formerly LA's original gay village, then home of the hipsters, now home of the yuppies. Even Beck can't afford to live there anymore.
Sunset Junction in Silverlake might as well be Rodeo Drive nowadays
by Rattus cattus November 29, 2006
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Once a peaceful, decent resort getaway for out-of-towners back in the day, Silver Lake is far from what it used to be. Situated near the Tewksbury line in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Silver Lake is a shitty excuse for a town beach. A cesspool of mutated fish, trash, and chemicals swirl the dirty water. The beach is open to the public during the summer months, which is really a play on words as it is constantly being closed because of high levels of unknown chemicals/toxins in the "water". Running alongside the lake is Grove Avenue, a street well known to many people for being ghetto and drug-ridden. Many homes in the vicinity are run down, and it is said some even have dirt floors. Kids residing in the Silver Lake area are famous for the degradation of Wilmington's schools. All businesses around Silver Lake have struggled and failed to remain open, the Thai Express Restaurant, toy store, and nail salon to name a few. Some would say this is the armpit of Wilmington. Once someone heard you say you are going swimming at Silver Lake, get ready to see a look of complete horror on their face. Even if it's 100 degrees out and you need a little refreshment, stepping on a Hepatitis-infected needle protruding from the sand is not worth it.
Ann: "Yo, come on in and blaze up in mah house, bitch!"
Neighbor: "Oh shit son, is dis the olden days, where da fuck did your floor go?"
Ann: "Don't hate, I just swept."
340 pound 15-year-old daughter: "Hey ma, I'm goin swimming in Silver Lake, did you finish sewing my ripped Kmart bikini? And where my swimmies at bitch? Oh yeah hear sumthin? Is dat the ice cream truck?"
by Wilmington4lyfe November 30, 2008
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