Los Feliz

Los Feliz is an affluent community in Los Angeles located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains with a population exceeding 45,000. Griffith Park is to the north, Hollywood is to the west and southwest, Silver Lake and East Hollywood are to the south, and the Los Angeles River is to the east and southeast. The Hollywood Hills are to the northwest and west.

Neighborhoods located within Los Feliz include Los Feliz Estates, Laughlin Park, Franklin Hills, and Los Feliz Village.

The area north of Los Feliz Boulevard and south of Griffith Park is known as the Los Feliz Hills. It is one of the highest income neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.

 

Franklin Hills

Franklin Hills is an affluent neighborhood adjacent to Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and East Hollywood. It is home to the famous Shakespeare Bridge that was built in 1926.

 

Hollywood Grove

Hollywood Grove is a small, upscale neighborhood in the Los Feliz community of Los Angeles located in the foothills of the Hollywood Hills. The neighborhood contains only 139 homes and is registered as a Historical Preservation Overlay Area due to the large concentration of historic Craftsman and American Colonial Revival homes.

 

The Oaks

The Oaks is a beautiful, upscale neighborhood in the Los Feliz community of Los Angeles just below the Hollywood Hills. It is bordered by Griffith Park on the north, Foothill Drive on the south, Canyon Drive on the west, and Fern Dell Drive on the east. The neighborhood’s name comes from the various types of Oak trees that are found within the area.

 

Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course

The Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course located on Los Feliz Boulevard just east of the Golden State 5 Freeway and to the southeast of Griffith Park. The course was designed by William Johnson and opened in 1947. Amenities include a putting green and coffee shop. The course is very popular with local golfers.

 

Ennis House

The Ennis House is a famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed house built in 1924. It is located in the Los Angeles Community of Los Feliz just south of Griffith Park. The house is an example of Mayan Revival Architecture which is based upon ancient Mayan temples. The house has been listed on the Department of the Interior, National Register of Historic Places, and with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It has also been designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and a California Historical Landmark. The house is quite unique and is privately owned.

 

Los Feliz Public Library

The Los Feliz Public Library is part of the Los Angeles Public Library System. It includes a children's area, teen area, study rooms, and lots of computers. It is a great place to visit.

 

William Mulholland Memorial Fountain

The William Mulholland Memorial Fountain is located at the site of a four acre park at Los Feliz Boulevard and Riverside Drive in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The beautiful fountain and park was developed by the City of Los Angeles in honor of William Mulholland who accepted responsibility for overseeing the construction of the Los Angeles - Owens River Aqueduct that brought water to the Los Angeles Basin in 1941. The fountain is ninety feet in diameter and the water reaches fifty feet into the air. At night, colored lights make the fountain absolutely beautiful and clearly worth visiting.

 

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.

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