Due to its proximity to and excellent views of Los Angeles, the Hills feature many expensive homes and celebrity inhabitants. It also has several recreational areas and a rich history as the home of many members of the motion picture industry.
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The Hollywood Hills are the part of the Santa Monica Mountains.
The neighborhood touches Studio City, Universal City and Burbank on the north, Griffith Park on the north and east, Los Feliz on the southeast, Hollywood on the south and Hollywood Hills West on the west. It includes Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the Hollywood Reservoir, the Hollywood Bowl and the John Anson Ford Theater.
Hollywood Hills is bisected southeast-northwest by US 101. The neighborhood is bounded on the northwest and north by the Los Angeles city line, on the east by a fireroad through Griffith Park, continuing on Western Avenue, on the south by Franklin Avenue and on the west by an irregular line that includes Outpost Drive.
Relation of the Hollywood Hills to nearby areas (not necessarily continuous):
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The neighborhood of Hollywood Hills is a high-income, low-density, well-educated, 71.4% white, youthful urban residential district within Central Los Angeles, California.
It includes the Hollywood Bowl and Forest Lawn Memorial Park, as well as two private and three public schools.
The American Film Institute is headquartered here.
Hollywood Hills contains several neighborhoods:
A total of 21,588 people lived in the neighborhood's 7.05 square miles, according to the 2000 U.S. census—averaging 3,063 people per square mile, among the lowest population densities in the city or the county. The population was estimated at 22,988 in 2008. The median age for residents was 37, considered old for the city and the county. The percentages of residents aged 19 through 64 were among the county's highest.
The neighborhood is "not particularly diverse" for the city, the diversity index being 0.433, and the percentage of white people is considered high, at 74.1%. Latinos make up 9.4%, Asians are at 6.7%, black people at 4.6% and others at 5.3%. In 2000 Mexico (7.9%) and the United Kingdom (7.8%) were the most common places of birth for the 22.8% of the residents who were born abroad, which was considered a low percentage of foreign-born when compared with the city or county as a whole.
The median household income in 2008 dollars was $69,277, considered high for the city but about average for the county. The percentage of households earning $125,000 or more was high, compared to the county at large. The average household size of 1.8 people was relatively low. Renters occupied 56.5% of the housing units, and homeowners the rest.
In 2000, there were 270 families headed by single parents, or 6.9%, a rate that was low in both the county and the city.
In 2000, 54.8% of residents aged 25 and older held a four-year degree, considered high when compared with the city and the county as a whole.
There are five secondary or elementary schools within the neighborhood's boundaries:
- Immaculate Heart High and Middle School, private, 5515 Franklin Avenue
- Valley View Elementary School, LAUSD, 6921 Woodrow Wilson Drive
- The Neilson Academy, private, 2528 Canyon Drive
- Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 6017 Franklin Avenue
- The Oaks, private elementary, 6817 Franklin Avenue
Recreation and culture
The neighborhood includes:
- The Hollywood Bowl
- The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
- A portion of Griffith Park, including Hollywoodland Camp
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
- Earle D. Baker (1888–1969), Los Angeles City Council member
- Jolene Blalock, actress
- Marcus Dillistone, film director
- Tom Leykis, radio and internet talk show personality
- Joel McHale, American actor and comedian
- Matthew Perry, actor
- Joaquin Phoenix, actor
- Chris Pratt, actor, and Anna Faris, actress
- Sage Stallone, actor and son of Sylvester Stallone
- Robert and Peggy Stevenson, Los Angeles City Council members
- Lloyd G. Davies, Los Angeles City Council member, 1943–51, active against gravel extraction in the hills
- "Central L.A.," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
- "Hollywood," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
- "San Fernando Valley," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
- The Thomas Guide, 2006, pages 563 and 593
- "Diversity," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
- "Hollywood Hills Schools," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
- Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
- "The Tom Leykis Show".
- "Los Angeles Real Estate: Matthew Perry House In Hollywood Hills Sells For $4.69 Million (PHOTOS)". Huffington Post. 2013-02-20.
- Cristin Zweig (24 April 2013). "Joaquin Phoenix Buys His Next Door Neighbor's House for $1.39 Million". Trulia. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
- Simone Wilson Fri., Jul. 13 2012 at 5:10 PM. "Sage Stallone, Sylvester Stallone's Son, Found Dead in Hollywood Hills Apartment: Report". LA Weekly.
- EMILY SMITH and IAN MOHR, Page Six (July 14, 2012). "Sylvester Stallone's son found dead; cause of death believed to be pill overdose". New York Post.