The Hills

The Hollywood Hills is a neighborhood of Los Angeles, in the southeastern Santa Monica Mountains. It is bounded by Crescent Heights to the west, Vermont Avenue to the east, Mulholland Drive or Griffith Park to the north, and Sunset Boulevard to the south.

Beachwood Canyon

This beautiful community in the Hollywood Hills, is located in the northern portion of Hollywood in Los Angeles. The upper portion of the canyon is the Hollywoodland that was originally advertised in the 1920s by the Hollywood Sign. The canyon features its own market, coffee shop and stables.

Hollywood Dell

This is a residential, charming neighborhood located in the lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains. Technically, it is in The Hollywood Hills East, as it is on the east side of the 101 (also known as the Hollywood Freeway), though before the 101 was constructed, this area was one with Whitley Heights and considered part of the original Hollywood Hills. The generally accepted borders of “the Dell” are east of Cahuenga, north of Franklin, west of Argyle and south of the Hollywood Reservoir. It is fully encompassed by zip code 90068.

The Hollywood Dell is so named because it sits “in” the hills that are just above commercial and tourist popular Hollywood, and opposed to being on top of the hills. In general, you will go down to get into the dell, and up to get out of it. The roads within the dell are mainly hilly and many homes are built on hillside lots.

With its close proximity to the Hollywood Bowl, it is a popular free parking area for concert goers. Concert Parking is prohibited for such purposes, and a number of entries are guarded. However, locals who know their way around can get into the neighborhood and contribute to a problematic overcrowded parking situation on concert nights.

Typical residences in the Hollywood Dell are single family dwellings with a heavy influence of Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture. There is also an active homeowners association, with voluntary dues, named the Hollywood Dell Civic Association. Their online presence can be found at

Hollywood Heights

This beautiful neighborhood is bounded by Highland Avenue, Outpost Drive, Franklin Avenue, and the Hollywood Bowl.

Laurel Canyon

This canyon neighborhood was first developed in the 1910s, and became a part of the city of Los Angeles in 1923 (prior to then, it was an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County).

Much like Topanga Canyon, community life is focused on its central thoroughfare, Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Unlike other nearby canyon neighborhoods, Laurel Canyon has houses lining one side of the main street most of the way up to Mulholland Drive. There are many side roads that branch off the main canyon, but most of them are not through streets, reinforcing the self-contained nature of the neighborhood. Some of the main side streets are Mount Olympus, Kirkwood, Wonderland, Willow Glen, and Lookout Mountain Avenue. The zip code for a portion of the neighborhood is 90046.

Laurel Canyon is an important transit corridor between West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, specifically Studio City. The division between the two can roughly be defined by the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive.
Mount Olympus This prominent neighborhood in Hollywood, specifically the Hollywood Hills area, is a community of single family residences founded in 1969 by developer Russ Vincent. It is bounded by Hollywood Boulevard, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Willow Glen Road, and Nichols Canyon Road.

Nichols Canyon

This canyon neighborhood begins at Hollywood Blvd. on its south end and snakes its way north into the hills below Mulholland Drive.

Nichols Canyon has a natural, year-round, spring-fed creek and water fall over 100’ high, and several natural and man-made small water falls. They are among the many natural water falls in the streams of the Santa Monica Mountains, which run through the City of Los Angeles. The stream that flows through the bottom of Nichols Canyon attracts coyotes, frogs, deer, raccoons, skunks, rabbits and other wildlife. Hawks can often be seen circling the area as well. Home to many celebrities throughout the years, Nichols Canyon is a favorite jogging and cyclist road.

Nichols Canyon was named after John G. Nichols who served as mayor of Los Angeles, California between 1852 and 1853 and again from 1856 to 1859. He was a businessman and a builder who lived in the first brick house to be built in Los Angeles, and he was the first mayor to expand the city. In 1851 his son, John Gregg Nichols, was the first Anglo American to be born in the city.

Outpost Estates

Beautiful canyon neighborhood of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills located in the central region of the City of Los Angeles.

The Outpost Estates are located directly east of Runyon Canyon Park and centered around Outpost Drive. Developed by Charles E. Toberman, it is one of the original 1920s Hollywood luxury residential neighborhoods in the heart of Old Hollywood. Most of the original houses have been preserved, and Lower Outpost looks much like it did in the 1920s.

Sunset Hills

This is a small, affluent enclave in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles.
Sunset Hills is bordered by Laurel Canyon Blvd. on the east, Sunset Plaza Drive on the west and Sunset Blvd on the south, which is also the City of Los Angeles’ border with the City of West Hollywood. Primary access roads are Kings Rd., Little Hollywood Blvd, Queens Rd. and Sunset Plaza Drive.

A neighborhood of expensive, multi-million dollar homes clinging to dramatically rising hills, Sunset Hills is home to such landmarks as the Chateau Marmont Hotel, built in the 1920s, and a famous Frank Lloyd Wright home on little Hollywood Blvd. Now Sunset Hills boasts the largest concentration of celebrities residing in Los Angeles.

Residents enjoy seclusion and staggering views of Los Angeles. Homes typically range from $3–5 million for small multi-level houses, with some larger homes exceeding $10 million.

Whitley Heights

This is a quiet residential neighborhood. Named for Hobart Johnstone “HJ” Whitley, the “Father of Hollywood”, Whitley Heights was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

In 1918, HJ Whitley commissioned architect A.S. Barnes to design Whitley Heights as a Mediterranean-style village on the steep hillsides above Hollywood Boulevard, and it became the first celebrity community. The neighborhood is roughly bordered on the north and east by Cahuenga Boulevard, on the west by Highland Avenue, and on the south by Franklin Avenue. It overlooks the tourist district of Hollywood, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater. The neighborhood was bisected and some landmark homes destroyed when U.S. Route 101, a.k.a. the Hollywood Freeway, was built after World War II.
In 1991, the City of Los Angeles issued a permit to the Whitley Heights Civic Association to allow the installation of gates that would turn the community into a private enclave.

Among Whitley Heights’ many famous residents have been Rudolph Valentino, Barbara Stanwyck, W.C. Fields, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, William Powell, Tyrone Power, Ellen Pompeo, Gloria Swanson, Rosalind Russell, Judy Garland, and Marlene Dietrich.