Hollywood Dell, Los Angeles

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Hollywood Dell
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Hollywood Dell is located in Los Angeles
Hollywood Dell
Hollywood Dell
Location within Central Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°06′43″N 118°19′40″W / 34.111818°N 118.327662°W / 34.111818; -118.327662
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
City Los Angeles
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

The Hollywood Dell is a residential neighborhood located in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, California, in the lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains. Before Highway 101 was constructed, this area was one with Whitley Heights and considered part of the original Hollywood Hills.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

The Hollywood Dell is so named because it sits "in" the hills just above commercial and tourist-popular Hollywood, rather than atop the hills.[citation needed] In general, one must travel downhill to enter the dell, and uphill to exit it.[citation needed] The roads within the dell are mainly hilly, and many homes are built on hillside lots.[citation needed]

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

Typical residences in the Hollywood Dell are single-family dwellings with a heavy influence of Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture.[citation needed] There is also an active homeowners association, with voluntary dues, named the Hollywood Dell Civic Association.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The 2000 US Census reports the following general demographics for the 90068 zip code, where the Hollywood Dell is located:[2]

  • Spouse – 2988
  • Child – 2454
  • Own Child Under 18 – 1875
  • Other Relatives – 705
  • Under 18 Yrs – 113
  • Nonrelatives – 3034
  • Unmarried Partner – 1089
  • With Own Children Under 18 Yrs – 1279
  • Married Family – 2988
  • Married With Own Children Under 18 Yrs – 954
  • Female Householder - No husband – 525
  • Female Householder with Own Children Under 18 Yrs – 229
  • Average Family Size – 2.61

Notable residents[edit]

Notable current residents of the Hollywood Dell include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hollywooddell.com "Hollywood Dell Civic Association". 
  2. ^ data from US Census 2000
  3. ^ "virtualglobetrotting.com". virtualglobetrotting.com. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 

Coordinates: 34°06′43″N 118°19′40″W / 34.111818°N 118.327662°W / 34.111818; -118.327662