The Hollywood Hills are part of the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains and the name of an affluent, low density neighborhood in Los Angeles. Studio City and Burbank are to the north, Griffith Park is to the north and east, and Hollywood is to the south, Hollywood Hills West is to the west, Beverly Hills is to the southwest, and Los Feliz is to the east. Within the Hollywood Hills are the communities of Beachwood Canyon, Cahuenga Pass, Franklin Village, Hollywood Heights, Hollywoodland, Outpost, and Whitley Heights.
Many of the communities located in the Hollywood Hills are members of The Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations.
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.
Greek Theatre - Los Angeles
The Greek Theatre, built in 1929, is a 5,870 seat open air theater located in Griffith Park which is in the City of Los Angeles at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains. The theater is owned by the City of Los Angeles, but is operated by an outside firm. The Greek Theatre is used for stage shows, concerts, and graduation ceremonies. It is commonly referred to as "The Greek."
Mount Lee - Griffith Park
Mount Lee is a 1,640 foot peak in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains located in Griffith Park. The famous Hollywood Sign is located on its southern slope which can be seen from several miles away. Mount Lee can be hiked except that the area where the sign is located is closed to the public due to fire danger. The views from the top are superb.
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.
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.
Hollywood Heights, developed in 1902, is a community in the Hollywood Hills region of Los Angeles bounded on the north by Franklin Avenue and by Hollywood Boulevard on the south. Hollywood Heights contains several historic homes and buildings including the world famous Magic Castle.
Beachwood Canyon is a neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills area of Hollywood which is part of Los Angeles. The northern part of the canyon is the Hollywoodland community that was advertised in the 1920s by the Hollywood sign, previously the Hollywoodland sign. The canyon is home to nearly 23,000 residents and was developed by General Moses Sherman, Sidney Woodruff, and Harry Chandler, former publisher of the Los Angeles Times.
Mount Olympus is an affluent neighborhood of 406 single family detached homes in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles bounded by Hollywood Boulevard on the south, Laurel Canyon Boulevard on the west, Nichols Canyon Road on the east and Willow Glen Road on the north. The Mount Olympus Property Owners Association (MOPOA) is a non-profit voluntary association of homeowners that includes more than 300 of the 406 homes in the community. The MOPOA is governed by an eleven person board of directors that is elected by the membership.
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.
Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association
The Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association is a non-profit voluntary association of homeowners who are interested in neighborhood empowerment, community education, and protection of Beachwood Canyon. The association holds elections annually and is managed by a board of directors.
Established in the 1920s, the Hollywood Dell is a residential neighborhood located in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, located in the foothills of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, just above the commercial area of Hollywood. The Hollywood Dell is within walking distance to the Hollywood Bowl. Its borders are east of Cahuenga Boulevard, north of Franklin Avenue, west of Argyle Avenue, south of the Hollywood Reservoir. Residents have included Mary Astor, Roy Rogers, and Goldie Hawn. The Hollywood Del Civic Association (HDCA) is a non-profit, all-volunteer, neighborhood organization comprised of nearly 1,100 homes.
Doheny Estates is an affluent, upscale, residential neighborhood located at the west end of the Sunset Strip in the Hollywood Hills. Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills is adjacent on the west and West Hollywood is to the south. Doheny Estates is commonly referred to as the Bird Streets because the streets are named after birds. Many of the homes offer great views of the city and surrounding Hollywood Hills.
Sunset Hills is a small, affluent, upscale neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills located just north of West Hollywood. Laurel Canyon Boulevard is to the east border, San Vicente Boulevard is on the west, and Sunset Boulevard is on the south. Many of the homes offer incredible views of the city and surrounding Hollywood Hills.
Outpost Estates is small, upscale neighborhood consisting of 450 beautiful homes built along Outpost Drive above Hollywood Boulevard and east of Runyon Canyon Park in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles. The historic clubhouse at the Outpost Estates was once a home owned by General Harrison Gray Otis, the founder of the Los Angeles Times and the Chandler dynasty. The Outpost Estates Homeowners Association is governed by an elected board of directors.
Mulholland Tennis Club
The Mulholland Tennis Club, established in 1966, is a private member owned club offering tennis, dining and banquet accommodations, a beautiful club lounge, a fitness room, a beautiful pool, spa, saunas, a children’s play area, and locker rooms. The views from Mulholland Tennis Club are absolutely stunning. The club is located at 2555 Crest View Drive in the Hollywood Hills West section of Los Angeles just south of Mulholland Drive, east of Coldwater Canyon, and west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Studio City and Fryman Canyon Park are to the north, the Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills is to the southwest, Laurel Canyon Park and Mount Olympus are to the east.
Samuel Freeman House
The Samuel Freeman House, built in 1923, is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house located in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. The architecture is pre-Columbian-Early Modernist and is one of four textile block houses built in the Los Angeles Basin by the famous architect. The others are the Ennis House, the Storer House, and the Millard House. In 1986, the house was gifted to the USC School of Architecture. The Samuel Freeman House is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and is listed on the Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles.
The Storer House is a famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed house built in 1923. It is located in the Hollywood Hills community of Los Angeles. The house is only one of four Mayan Revival style textile block houses built and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It was also designated a Historic-Cultural Landmark in 1972 by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission. Many architects consider the house to be one of Frank Lloyd Wright's great masterpieces.
Hollywood Bowl Scenic Overlook
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.
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.
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.
Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course
The Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course is a nine hole golf course located in the Hollywood Hills across the street from the Greek Theater in Griffith Park. The course offers beautiful views of the Griffith Park Observatory and the entire Los Angeles Basin.