Welcome to the Hollywood Hills
Sweeping city views, luxurious homes, and an iconic reputation
When many people think about Los Angeles, the iconic neighborhood of Hollywood Hills is probably one of the first things they imagine. Home to the world-famous Hollywood sign that has been a symbol of the city since it was built, this upscale neighborhood is an LA icon.
The Hills are made up of many smaller communities, like Laurel Canyon, Runyon Canyon, the Hollywood Dell, and the Bird Streets. While the neighborhoods aren’t quite walkable, the incredible architecture and sweeping city views more than make up for it.
The Hollywood Hills is a mainly residential neighborhood with a variety of home styles and sizes. Those looking for a cozy space to live can find many smaller single-family homes and bungalows, and those looking for luxury mansions will find plenty nestled in the Hills.
Architectural styles include California Modern, contemporary, Italian Revival, Spanish Colonial, and more. Famous mid-century architect Frank Lloyd Wright has also left his mark on the neighborhood.
What to Love
- Iconic cultural landmarks
- Located conveniently between Downtown Los Angeles and the Valley
- Large, luxurious homes with beautiful views
- Quiet streets full of natural beauty
Classic, affluent, and tucked away
The Hollywood Hills neighborhood feels like a welcome retreat from Los Angeles. Quite literally tucked away in the canyons and hills overlooking the city, the serenity of the Hollywood Hills can seem like it is worlds apart from the urban metropolis just minutes away. Because of the privacy offered, the Hills are also a very popular location for celebrities.
An integral piece of Los Angeles history
The Hollywood Hills began as a luxury home development in 1923. Originally called Hollywoodland, the neighborhood is the reason for the iconic Hollywood Sign, which was installed as an advertisement for the Hollywoodland development. While Hollywoodland itself was not a raving success, the Hollywood Hills became an idyllic and sought-after location for residential development.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Hills were also a very popular spot for rock n’ roll icons to write, collaborate, party, and live. Laurel Canyon was a favorite neighborhood for creatives. Through the decades, the Hollywood Hills have remained as iconic and unforgettable as the Hollywood sign itself.
Trendy, modern, and fresh
- Yamashiro — This upscale Asian restaurant serves sushi on its outdoor garden-like patio, complete with koi ponds. Indoor seating is also available, but you’d miss out on spectacular city views.
- Pace — Cozy and peaceful restaurant that serves authentic Italian dishes prepared with fresh ingredients.
- Tesse — Hip, French-inspired restaurant that boasts an extensive wine list and cocktail menu.
World-class shopping is a quick drive away
Truly unique nightlife experiences
- Hollywood Bowl — This iconic outdoor concert venue has been a Hollywood Hills staple since 1922 and has hosted iconic musicians of all kinds, from the Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma.
- The Magic Castle — This thoroughly unique destination is a membership club for magicians and their guests. The Magic Castle boasts live magical performances, courtesy of the members of the Academy of Magical Arts, as well as a dining room and multiple bars. While you need a member to invite non-members, if you manage to score a spot on the guest list, jump at the chance to see inside the whimsical venue.
- The Spare Room — Located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, this cocktail lounge and gaming parlor is the perfect place to reconnect with your inner child. It features vintage bowling lanes, an array of card, dice, and domino games, and a sophisticated yet playful atmosphere.
Things to Do
Slow back and enjoy the views
- Lake Hollywood Park — This large, dog-friendly park has perfect views of the Hollywood sign.
- Runyon Canyon Park — This hillside park is popular with locals for its views and well-maintained trails
- Yamashiro Historic District — This expansive estate was built in 1914, inspired by 17th-century Japanese architecture and complete with an authentic imported pagoda. It was featured in many films, including “Memoirs of a Geisha.”
- Wonderland Avenue Elementary
- Cheremoya Elementary
- Le Conte Middle School
- Hollywood High School
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