Hollywood Hills

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This article is about both the landform known as the Hollywood Hills and the historical and present-day neighborhood of the same name. For a similar residential neighborhood to the west, see Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles.
The Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood Sign
Lake Hollywood at the center of the Hollywood Hills

The Hollywood Hills are a part of the Santa Monica Mountains and also a hillside neighborhood of the same name in the central region of the city of Los Angeles, California.


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Boundaries of the Hollywood Hills neighborhood as drawn by the Los Angeles Times

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 Sign, the Hollywood Bowl and the John Anson Ford Theater.[1][2][3][4]

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.[4][5]

Adjacent neighborhoods[edit]

Relation of the Hollywood Hills to nearby areas (not necessarily continuous):[4]

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Hollywood Hills West West   Hollywood Hills    East Griffith Park
Hollywood Hills West Hollywood Los Feliz, Los Angeles


The neighborhood of Hollywood Hills includes the Hollywood Bowl and Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) as well as two private and three public schools.

Hollywood Hills contains several neighborhoods:[5]


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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[5]

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.[5]


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.[5]

There are five secondary or elementary schools within the neighborhood's boundaries:[7]

  • 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

The American Film Institute is at 2021 North Western Avenue[8]

Recreation and culture[edit]

The neighborhood includes:[4]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Lloyd G. Davies, Los Angeles City Council member, 1943–51, active against gravel extraction in the hills


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  2. ^ "Hollywood," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ "San Fernando Valley," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  4. ^ a b c d The Thomas Guide, 2006, pages 563 and 593
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Hollywood Hills," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  6. ^ "Diversity," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  7. ^ "Hollywood Hills Schools," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  8. ^ Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  9. ^ "Services Slated for Ex-Councilman Baker," Los Angeles Times, July 17, 1969, page B-4
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  12. ^ Odin Street residence of the Baker family on Mapping L.A.
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  18. ^ "Stuart Hamblen Biography". www.paladincom.com. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
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  20. ^ HILBURN, ROBERT (1990-04-29). "Billy Idol: Pop's Rebel With a Cause : The feisty rock star fidgets after a motorcycle mishap puts his crucial music and movie plans on hold". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  21. ^ "The Tom Leykis Show". 
  22. ^ "Hollywood Hills home of singer Johnny Mathis damaged in fire". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  23. ^ "'Flipping Out's' Ryan Brown settles down in Los Feliz". latimes. 
  24. ^ a b "Brittany Murphy's Mother Lists Hollywood Hills House". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  25. ^ a b c "Welcome Friends and Lovers of Hollywood - Home". www.lauriejacobson.com. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  26. ^ "Los Angeles Real Estate: Matthew Perry House In Hollywood Hills Sells For $4.69 Million (PHOTOS)". Huffington Post. 2013-02-20. 
  27. ^ Cristin Zweig (24 April 2013). "Joaquin Phoenix Buys His Next Door Neighbor's House for $1.39 Million". Trulia. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
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  29. ^ "Writer and Director Kevin Smith lives in this Mansion". StarMap. 
  30. ^ Simone Wilson Fri., Jul. 13 2012 at 5:10 PM. "Sage Stallone, Sylvester Stallone's Son, Found Dead in Hollywood Hills Apartment: Report". LAWeekly. 
  31. ^ 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. 
  32. ^ Los Angeles Public Library reference file
  33. ^ Los Angeles Public Library File (scroll to bottom)
  34. ^ "Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' premieres without police protest". 
  35. ^ "Rebel Wilson Nabs Chandelier-Filled House in Hollywood Hills". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 

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Coordinates: 34°07′N 118°20′W / 34.12°N 118.34°W / 34.12; -118.34