Welcome to Hollywood Hills
The Hollywood Hills is the glamorous private neighborhood that hovers above Los Angeles, instantly recognizable worldwide for the iconic Hollywood sign. The sign marked the birth of the neighborhood in the 1920s as an ultra-luxurious development close to major film studios. This chic neighborhood retains its timeless appeal with spectacular elevated views over the city and close proximity to L.A.’s finest shopping, dining, and nightlife.
The Hollywood Hills stretch from the Sunset Strip and the Bird Streets in the west to Beachwood Canyon and The Oaks in the east. There is a huge diversity of architecture here, with homes encapsulating different periods of this legendary neighborhood’s history. Whitley Heights and Hollywood Heights feature numerous elegant Spanish-style 1920s estates owned by early film moguls. Laurel Canyon’s eclectic home styles reflect its place at the epicenter of cool 1960s counter-culture. Private enclaves and gated communities such as Doheny Estates and Valley Oak Drive offer grand architectural masterpieces in an ultra-private setting.
What to Love
Iconic homes and neighborhoods
Large properties with diverse architecture
Incredible privacy and exclusivity
Landmark restaurants and attractions
People & Lifestyle
It might be quicker to list the Hollywood superstars who haven’t lived in the Hills at one time or another than those that have. From the silent film era to the modern day, no other address has been more closely associated with silver screen success. The Hollywood Hills is home to A-list superstars and powerful studio executives along with affluent lawyers and other high-rolling professionals. A big part of the Hollywood Hills’ appeal is its combination of close proximity to everything while remaining blissfully private.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Ascend the winding roads leading through the Hollywood Hills to discover some of Los Angeles’ most mythical businesses. Yamashiro sits above Hollywood Boulevard with stunning views over the city from a breathtaking 1914 estate modeled after a palace near Kyoto in Japan. Yamashiro means “mountain palace” in Japanese, and the nine buildings spread across the grounds of this sprawling Hollywood landmark comprise the nationally-registered Yamashiro Historic District. Guests can dine on exquisite sushi and sashimi in the main restaurant or head to the Pagoda Bar for poolside drinks with unbeatable nighttime views of the Los Angeles skyline. The Canyon County Store on Laurel Canyon Boulevard is a friendly neighborhood bodega that serves signature pastrami sandwiches and other deli counter items. Jennifer Aniston once worked the counter here, but the store’s biggest claim to fame is its status as a frequent hangout of rock stars such as Joni Mitchell and Jim Morrison, the latter of whom immortalized the Canyon County Store in The Doors’ song “Love Street.” The similarly retro-cool Beachwood Café is a great choice for tasty subs and sandwiches. Beachwood’s menu provides an abundance of vegan and vegetarian choices alongside delicious meatball and pulled pork subs. The drink menu is just as inclusive, with everything from espresso blends, specialty teas, and fresh juices to wine and craft beer. Pace Restaurant is a go-to dinner spot for the many celebrities living in nearby Laurel Canyon. Its immaculate décor transports diners to the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Specialties like cedar wood-grilled salmon and giant tortellini stuffed with butternut squash make Pace a place you’re sure to want to return to.
Things to Do
The Hollywood Bowl is an iconic amphitheater carved into the Hollywood Hills. Named as one of America’s top ten music venues by Rolling Stone, the Bowl opened in 1922 and continues to host hundreds of performances every year. The Hollywood Bowl is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and its legendary performers have included everyone from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Kanye West and Lady Gaga. The world-famous Hollywood Sign stands atop the hillsides to the Bowl’s northeast. This symbol of the American film industry has been one of the nation’s most recognizable landmarks since it was first erected in 1922. Hiking trails lead to and around the Hollywood Reservoir in the Santa Monica Mountains, providing great views of the Hollywood Sign. The Hollywood Hills has long been popular among movie stars for its proximity to major film studios. Universal Studios Hollywood has been in continuous operation since 1912. Here, visitors can tour the historic Universal Pictures backlot and enjoy a world-class amusement park with themed areas based on film and television franchises such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World, and The Simpsons.
Public schools near the Hollywood Hills are operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Hollywood Schoolhouse, Private, PK-6
Los Angeles Cheder/Bais Tzivia, Private, Jewish, PK-8