Welcome to Hollywood Hills
Where the glamor shines as bright as the stars over the canyons.
Hollywood Hills is a picturesque hilltop community in the heart of Los Angeles. Development began in the 1920s, and its winding streets were soon dotted with homes. It’s bordered by West Hollywood to the south, which is known for fine dining restaurants, chic boutiques, and star-studded nightlife. The Laurel Canyon neighborhood has always attracted movie stars, musicians, and artists alike. Today, a list of celebrities calls the Hollywood Hills home, including Leonard DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Lady Gaga.
Hollywood Hills real estate provides an oasis of seclusion and privacy, hidden behind tall, ornate gates and lush, manicured gardens. In terms of Hollywood Hills' houses for sale, the area contains a solid mix of older charming bungalows and mid-century modern homes along with large and luxurious mansions up in the hills. Many of Hollywood Hills' homes have floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor pools with panoramic views of downtown, the ocean, and the outer Channel Islands. Living in Hollywood Hills allows for easy access to the world-famous Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Bowl, The Magic Castle, and Runyon Canyon.
What to Love
- Panoramic views of Los Angeles
- Access to world-famous landmarks
- A variety of luxurious Hollywood Hills homes for sale
- High-end dining, shopping, and nightlife
- Warm and sunny weather year-round
Hollywood Hills has a definite modern city appeal. It’s mostly a quiet residential neighborhood, though there are also ultra-exclusive private parties. Residents are an eclectic mix of top corporate executives, wealthy professionals, successful entrepreneurs, and Hollywood’s elite. They value peace and privacy but often head out to the restaurants and nightlife nearby.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Adjacent to the Sunset Strip, Universal City, and Hollywood Boulevard, there is a variety of upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment. The historic Yamashiro Hollywood is an Asian fusion restaurant with a Japanese garden overlooking the city. Just down the street, The Magic Castle is an iconic private club and restaurant with magic shows. You have to be a member or be invited by a member to make reservations.
The entrance of Beauty and Essex is a vintage retail shop with custom guitars and one-of-a-kind jewelry and art. The steakhouse dining room is a picture of elegance, with a 20-foot-high skylight and grand chandeliers. Next door is its sister restaurant, Tao, a famous Pan-Asian restaurant with unique décor and a lively crowd.
Jones is a bar and grill with excellent American and Italian cuisines. For diner fare, Clark Street Diner has all-day breakfast, gourmet burgers, and homemade pastries. For vegetarian fare, Beachwood Café has made-from-scratch dishes and vegan options. For a late night out, The Spare Room is a sophisticated cocktail lounge with a game parlor theme and bowling lanes.
The shopping district, Hollywood and Highland, has several clothing and beauty stores, cafes and restaurants, a bowling alley, and the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards. Residents watch the newest blockbuster hits at TCL Chinese Theatre and independent and foreign films at The Egyptian Theatre.
Things to Do
Griffith Park is just a short drive away, a paradise of gorgeous hiking and biking trails with views of the Hollywood Sign and the surrounding landscape. It also features the Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Observatory, the Greek Theatre, and the Autry Museum of the American West. Griffith Park hosts outdoor concerts and the Holiday Lights Festival. Runyon Canyon is another popular park with nature trails and views of Hollywood and downtown.
The main venues to watch live productions are The Ford, Hollywood Bowl, The Fonda Theater, and Pantages. All have concerts and plays year-round. There are also smaller live music venues, like the historic Viper Room and Hotel Café. On Sundays, the Hollywood Farmers’ Market has specialty foods, farm-fresh produce, and special events.