Hollywood Hills West contains several distinct neighborhoods, the largest of which is the Sunset Strip, known for its vibrant nightlife and music venues with luxury homes above it.
Further up in the hills is the Bird Streets sections, with curvy and narrow streets named for our fine feathered friends, like Robin and Oriole. Navigating these streets can be quite the maze for visitors and residents alike, and GPS is pretty much a necessity. There is also Laurel Canyon, the home of LA’s counterculture in the 60s and 70s, with residents like The Doors and The Eagles. Further west is Outpost Estates, one of the original luxury neighborhoods of old Hollywood, complete with its own (less famous) lighted Hollywood sign. As you move further towards Hollywood, the Hollywood Heights neighborhood sits right above the Hollywood & Highland complex, with many of the area’s historic “secret stairs”, which provided access to and from streetcars back in the day. One of the most famous neighborhood institutions here is The Magic Castle, a private club for the Academy of Magical Arts with nightly dinner and performances for members and invited guests. The area is also a short walk to the Hollywood Bowl outdoor concert venue, so it’s easy to grab a picnic and some wine and catch a show.