The Iconic Hollywood Hills is home to the famed Hollywood Sign as well as tons of celebrities and high income earning professionals. One thing tourists are always surprised to learn about The Hollywood Hills, is just how many canyons and hiking trails are located there.
It really is a tranquil and relaxing place to live and still just a short drive down into the bustling city below.
Within this neighborhood are the following communities:
Beachwood Canyon is a community just below the Hollywood Sign, just North of Hollywood. The upper portion of this canyon is called Hollywoodland community. This community is adorable, complete with it’s own market and cafés. This area was developed in the 1920’s by architects who obviously got their inspiration by Spain, Italy and France. There is a beautiful variety of unique homes throughout Beachwood Canyon, mixed in with apartment buildings on the lower part of Beachwood Canyon. Driving up Beachwood Canyon during the summer especially, you always find tourists taking pictures of the Hollywood Sign. It literally is the best direct view of the sign you can get from down in the flats.
The Hollywood Dell is a community that sits at the base of the hills and is North of Hollywood. It’s borders begin just East of Cahuenga, North of Franklin, West of Argyle and South of the Hollywood Reservoir. Situated super close to the Hollywood Bowl, residents of this community can walk over the famous open air theatre and enjoy a great night out at one of the venues there. Many of the homes in the Hollywood Dell are single-family Spanish Colonial and turn-of-the-century Craftsmen homes.
Franklin Village is a cozy little neighborhood that’s full of great restaurants, boutiques, markets and cafés. Residents in this area love that after a long day living in the hustle and bustle of the city and driving around in traffic, they can take a short walk down to Franklin Village and have a bite to eat, shop, or just sit back and relax at a café. Franklin Village extends North and South along Franklin Ave, between Foothill Dr. and Hollywood Blvd. There are early 1920’s Craftsmen style and Spanish homes that line the streets.
Whitley Heights is a residential neighborhood, named for Hobart Johnstone“HL” Whitely, the “Father of Hollywood.” Known as the first celebrity community in Los Angeles, HJ Whitley commissioned architect A.S. Barnesto design Whitley Heights as a Mediterranean Style Village in 1918. This area is bordered on the North and East by Cahuenga Blvd, on the West by Highland Avenue and on the South by Franklin Avenue. Whitely Heights sits in the hills above the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s ChineseTheatre. Many of the homes are gorgeous Mediterranean or Spanish with rich architectural details and beautiful views.
Outpost Estates is a historic canyon neighborhood which was developed mainly by Charles E. Toberman in the 1920’s and was designed as one Hollywood’s luxury residential neighborhoods. The area became known for it’s many rich and famous residents. Homes were designed in Spanish, Mediterranean or California modern style and had to be approved by the architectural committee before being built. Most of the original homes here have been preserved and lower Outpost Estates still looks like it did back in the 1920’s. Many of the residents here take advantage of the close proximity to Runyon Canyon, a 160 acre park with some of the most breathtaking views in Los Angeles. You can see dozens of celebrities hiking these trails daily.