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Hollywood is a region in the City of Los Angeles that is famous for being the home of the entertainment industry in California. It has a population exceeding 80,000. The Hollywood Hills are to the north, the Hollywood Hills West are to the northwest, Los Feliz is to the northeast, East Hollywood is to the east, and the city of West Hollywood is to the west. Other Los Angles neighborhoods are to the south and east. Universal City and Studios are to the north.  Both Little Armenia and Thai Town are in Hollywood. Prior to being annexed to Los Angeles in 1910, Hollywood was incorporated as a city in 1903. Hollywood voted to merge with the City of Los Angeles to secure an adequate water supply and to gain access to its sewer system.

 

The following communities are located in Hollywood:

10 Palms Hollywood Broadway, The
       
1129 Larrabee Hollywood Lofts
       
611 N. Bronson Hollywood Regis, The
       
828 Hudson Hollywood Versailles Tower
       
960 San Vicente Hollywood Vista Villas
       
Alta Loma Towers Horn Plaza
       
Alta Loma West Hudson Villas
       
Broadway Hollywood Il Villagio
       
Cahuenga Hills Tennis Club Larrabee Estates
       
Cahuenga Lofts, The Larrabee Villas
 
Carlton Crest Lofts at Hollywood and Vine
       
Carlton Plaza Mark, The
       
Carolwood Condominiums Palm Hancock
       
Doheny West Park Wellington
       
El Cabrillo Rengency House
       
El Centro Lofts Round Hill
       
Empire West Shoreham Towers
       
Franklin Place Shoreham Villas
       
Franklin Terrace Sierra Towers
       
Franklin Towers Sunset Boulevard Lofts
       
Fuller Towers Sunset Plaza Terrace
       
Gordon Lofts, The Sunset Vine Tower
       
Grandville Towers Villa La Pietra
       
Hammond Terrace Vista Larrabee
       
Hawthorn in Hollywood WA Lofts
       
Highland Lofts, The Waring Lofts
       
Hillside Gardens Westview Towers
       
Holloway Manor W. Hollywood Residences
       
Holloway Terrace Wilton Lofts
       

 

The following notable places are in Hollywood:

CBS Columbia Square Hollywood Palladium
       
Charlie Chaplin Studios Hollywood Masonic Temple
       
Cinerama Dome Hollywood Walk of Fame
       
Dolby Theatre Hollywood Wax Museum
       
El Capitan Theatre Knickerbocker Hotel
       
Grauman's Egyptian Theatre Pantages Theatre
       
Hollywood & Western Building Roosevelt Hotel
       
Hollywood & Highland Center Sunset Gower Studios
       
Hollywood & Vine TCL Chinese Theatre
       
Hollywood Heritage Museum    
       

 

Greater Hollywood Area

The Greater Hollywood Area is made up of Hollywood and those areas surrounding Hollywood that are heavily involved in the film and entertainment industry. The Greater Hollywood Area is made up of the following communities:

East Hollywood Los Feliz
       
Hollywood Melrose District
       
Hollywood Hills Silver Lake
       
Hollywood Hills East Universal City
       

 

The Magic Castle - Hollywood

The Magic Castle, established in 1963, is a private club in the Hollywood community of Los Angeles, located at the foot of the Hollywood Hills section of the Santa Monica Mountains. Club members are magicians and people who enjoy magic. The club provides magic performances daily, a great restaurant, research library, and more. The Magic Castle also serves as the clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts which is a non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and developing the art of magic. The Magic Castle building is a unique and beautiful structure, built in 1909. It was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1989.

 

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, established in 1958, consists of approximately 15 blocks on Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks on Vine Street in Hollywood where more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars have been embedded in the sidewalks as permanent public monuments. The monuments or stars recognize achievement in the entertainment industry by actors, musicians, producers, directors, and fictional characters. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. It is a major Southern California tourist attraction with over 12 million people visiting each year. The Walk of Fame was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1978.

 

Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl, constructed in 1920-1922, is a world-class outdoor amphitheater that seats 17,376. Known for its band shell design, the magnificent theater is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, south of Universal City and north of Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. Performers have included The Beatles, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Al Jolson, Beverley Sills, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Luciano Pauarotti, Cher, Nat "King" Cole, and many others.

 

Hollywood Bowl Museum

The Hollywood Bowl Museum, located at the Hollywood Bowl, features audio and video recordings, photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts about the Hollywood Bowl and various performances.

 

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

The twelve story, 300 room Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a historic landmark built and financed in 1926-1927 by Louis B. Mayer, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks. The hotel is located at 700 Hollywood Boulevard and was named after President Theodore Roosevelt. It was the location for the 1st Academy Awards in 1929, but was not large enough to host subsequent awards events. In 1929, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard paid the then astronomical amount of five dollars per day for the penthouse.

 

Hollywood Heritage Museum

The Hollywood Heritage Museum, also referred to as the Hollywood Studio Museum, is on Highland Avenue, just north of Franklin Avenue, across from the Hollywood Bowl. The museum, established in 1985, houses photographs from the silent film era, numerous movie props, historic movie related documents, a variety of movie memorabilia, and more.

 

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, also known as the Ford Theatre, consists of a 1,200 seat, outdoor theater and an 87 seat, indoor theater located in the Hollywood community of Los Angeles. The theater, built in 1920, is located in a 45 acre park owned by the County of Los Angeles.

 

Whitley Heights Historic District

Whitley Heights is a residential community in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles that is on the south slope of the Hollywood Hills section of the Santa Monica Mountains. The community was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and is known as the Whitley Heights Historic District. The area is bordered on the north and east by Cahuenga Boulevard, on the west by Highland Avenue, and on the south by Franklin Avenue. Many of the homes overlook the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Whitley Heights, one of the first celebrity communities, was home to Marlene Dietrich, W. C. Fields, Judy Garland, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, William Powell, Tyrone Power, Rosalind Russel, Barbara Stanwyck, Gloria Swanson, and Rudolph Valentino.

 

Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus (Mt. Olympus) is an affluent community of 406 single family homes located in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles. Mount Olympus was developed in 1969 and is bounded by Hollywood Boulevard, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Willow Glen Road, and Nichols Canyon Road. Mount Olympus is governed by the Mount Olympus Property Owners Association which is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation - homeowners association. The association is governed by an eleven person board of directors which is elected annually.

 

Nichols Canyon

Nichols Canyon is an area in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles that starts at Hollywood Boulevard and continues north into the hills to a point just south of Mulholland Drive. There is a year-round spring fed creek and large waterfall in the canyon, plus several smaller waterfalls. There is abundant wildlife to be found including deer, raccoons, hawks, and coyotes. Nichols Canyon is home to many wealthy people including Hollywood celebrities.

 

Laurel Canyon

Laurel Canyon is an affluent residential community in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles. Laurel Canyon Boulevard runs through the center with homes existing on both sides. Hollywood is at the south end of the boulevard and the San Fernando Valley is at the far north end. Laurel Canyon was inhabited by the Tongva Indians for thousands of years before the area was claimed by Spain and later by Mexico. The Laurel Canyon Association is a voluntary association of homeowners founded for the purpose of preserving and improving the quality of life in Laurel Canyon.

 

Melrose Avenue - Melrose District

Melrose Avenue is a highly popular shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in Los Angeles. The most famous section runs through Hollywood, West Hollywood, and Silverlake. Paramount Pictures Corporation is located on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.

 

Yucca Corridor

The Yucca Corridor is a densely populated neighborhood in Hollywood which is an area within the City of Los Angeles. The corridor is along Yucca Avenue. It is bounded on the north by Franklin Avenue, on the east by Vine Street, on the west by North Highland Avenue, and on the south by Hollywood Boulevard. The area is going through a transition becoming a hub for artists, actors, musicians, and entertainment business professionals. The Hollywood Hills are to the north.

 

C. E. Toberman Estate - Hollywood

The C. E. Toberman Estate, built on 2 acres in 1924, is a 19 room, 9,800 square foot historic mansion in the Hollywood community of Los Angeles, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, and as a Los Angeles Historic - Cultural Monument in 1984. The home was built by Charles E. Toberman, known as the "Father of Hollywood." Mr. Toberman developed the famous Roosevelt Hotel, the Hollywood Bowl, the Hollywood Masonic Temple, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre.

 

Hollywood Bowl Scenic Overlook

Hollywood Hills

The Hollywood Bowl Scenic Overlook in the Hollywood Hills area of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, provides incredible views of the Hollywood Bowl Amphitheater, Downtown Los Angeles, Griffith Park Observatory, and on a clear day, the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.

 

Hollywood Reservoir - Lake Hollywood

Lake Hollywood Park

The Hollywood Reservoir, also known as Lake Hollywood, is a reservoir owned and operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and is part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct storage system. The reservoir is located in the Santa Monica Mountains in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles. Adjacent to the reservoir is Lake Hollywood Park which is popular for walking, jogging, and hiking.

 

Runyon Canyon Park

Runyon Canyon Park, owned and managed by the City of Los Angeles, is a 130 acre park just north of Hollywood Boulevard in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains. The views from the park are spectacular and include Downtown Los Angeles, Park La Brea, Baldwin Hills, the Pacific Ocean, and on a clear day, Catalina Island.

 

Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is a landmark and cultural icon located on the south side of Mount Lee in Griffith Park. It is in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. The Hollywood sign, once known as the Hollywoodland Sign, is constructed of 45 foot high white capital letters and is 350 feet long. It was originally constructed in 1923 to advertise a new home development. Cahuenga Peak and Burbank Peak are to the west.

 

Wilshire Country Club

The Wilshire Country Club is a magnificent 107 acre, member owned private golf club established in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1919. The club, which is on the edge of Hollywood, offers an 18 hole golf course designed by Norman Macbeth plus all of the amenities that you would expect from a first class private club. Membership is by invitation only. The grounds are absolutely beautiful.

 

Hollywood Film Festival

The Hollywood Film Festival, established in 1997, is an annual film festival held in the Hollywood community of Los Angeles. The Hollywood Film Festival consists of the Comedy Film Festival, Documentary Film Festival, Independent Film Festival, Animation Film Festival, Shorts Film Festival, Horror Film Festival, and the Digital Film Festival.

 

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, established in 1921, serves its member businesses in Hollywood and the surrounding communities, including Los Feliz and West Hollywood.

 

Guinness World Records Museum

The Guinness World Records Museum, established in 1991, is located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Hollywood Boulevard) in Hollywood just a few steps east of Highland Avenue. The family friendly museum showcases amazing world records as documented in the Guinness World Records Book.

 

Rancho Los Feliz

Rancho Los Feliz was the 6,647-acre Spanish land grant given in 1795 in present day Los Angeles County that included Griffith Park, the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, and parts of Hollywood. Historic sites in Rancho Los Feliz include Maugna which is a former Tongva Indian settlement, and the Los Feliz Adobe built in 1830 in Griffith Park.

 

Hollywood Real Estate

Homes in Hollywood consist of both single family detached homes and attached homes that may be townhomes or stacked condominiums. Prices range from moderate to high depending upon the neighborhood. Our real estate agents and brokers can show you any homes listed for sale with any real estate brokerage firm.

 

Property Management – Hollywood

Our affiliate, CoastManagement.net, manages homeowner associations, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings in Hollywood and the surrounding areas. Please contact Coast from our Resource Page for additional information.

 

Hollywood Land

If you would like to see or acquire land in Hollywood or in the surrounding areas, please contact an agent in our land division. We have land specialists that can help you buy or sell land anywhere in California.

 

Historical Timeline

Pacific Realtors has created a historical timeline for those having an interest in the history of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

 

 

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