Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills


Hollywood Hills is an affluent enclave of hillside residences located within the boundaries of Hollywood, and near Griffith Park and Los Feliz. The area is probably most characterized as home to the enormous “Hollywood” sign that is comprised of white letters standing 45 feet tall and up to 39 feet wide. The sign was built as an advertisement for the city of Hollywood in 1923, but was left up due to popular demand by Los Angeles area residents.

Many who come to Los Angeles, as well as locals, place a climb or hike to the Hollywood sign on their “must do” list. A consensus among Angelenos says that the easiest way to trek up to sign is made by taking Canyon Drive to its end and then walking the main trail to the final destination. Hollywood Hills sits just a few miles northwest of downtown LA, nestled in the southeast Santa Monica Mountains. The community is bordered by Laurel Canyon to the west, Mulholland Drive to the north, and Sunset Boulevard to the South. Modest to grandiose homes in neighborhoods like Sunset Hills, Beachwood Canyon, and Hollywood Dell command a hefty price tag and are lived in by many celebrities of TV and film.

Hollywood Hills is home to famed LA area landmarks like the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre and The Magic Castle, an unusual clubhouse and dinner theater that celebrates the magical arts. Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills is the final resting place for Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Liberace, Freddie Prinze, Ricky Nelson, and most recently Brittany Murphy. Within minutes, residents of Hollywood Hills spend time at the Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium, take in summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, and stroll the eclectic bars, shops, and eateries on Sunset. The Capitol Records building, an architectural and music treasure in the city, is located at the base of the Hollywood Hills.

Hollywood Hills homes run the gamut from modern, traditional, Spanish, Tudor, and McMansions. Most are situated on average-sized lots, however some, located in the upper hills, enjoy sprawling grounds that are usually gated and private. A few homes that are visible from the city of Hollywood below strike an amazing resemblance to fairy tale castles and Middle Eastern palaces. Children living in Hollywood Hills attend classes in several LAUSD schools, including the well-known Hollywood High, which is famous for its past graduates and its role in several movies.

Hollywood Hills has many dining and shopping districts, recreational opportunities, cultural, and nearby attractions including The Hollywood Bowl, Wilshire Country Club, Laurel Canyon Park, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Center, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and the famous Hollywood Sign located in Hollywood Hills. Try out the Hollywood Hills Hotel or Hollywood Hills Hideaway, a great European estate in Hollywood Hills. Visitors can enjoy various trails that can be accessed from Hollywood Hills, like the Bronson Canyon Trail (Griffith Park), Paseo Miramar (Topanga State Park), El Prieto Canyon (in Angeles National Forest), Walnut Forest Trail (Ernest E Debs Regional Park), and Reagan Ranch Loop (Malibu Creek State Park).




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