COMMUNITY

BEL AIR

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Bel Air is an affluent residential community in the hills of the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California. Together with Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills it forms the Platinum Triangle of Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Bel Air is situated about 12 miles west of downtown Los Angeles and includes some of the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It borders the north side of UCLA along Sunset Boulevard. At the heart of the community sits the Bel Air Country Club and the Hotel Bel-Air. The community was founded in 1923 by Alphonzo E. Bell, Sr.

It is bordered by Brentwood on the west and southwest, Westwood on the south, Beverly Hills Post Office on the east, and Sherman Oaks on the north. Bel Air is home to numerous Hollywood celebrities and corporate executives.

Bel Air services the following zip codes: 90049, 90077

BEVERLY HILLS

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Beverly Hills is an affluent city in the western part of Los Angeles. Beverly Hills and the neighboring city of West Hollywood are together entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. The area’s “Platinum Triangle” of affluent neighborhoods is formed by Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills. Beverly Hills is home to Hollywood celebrities, many corporate executives and numerous other wealthy individuals and families. It encompasses homes on the “flats” as well as in the “hills” and has some of the most prestigious real estate parcels in the entire world.

Beverly Hills is bordered on the north by Bel Air and the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood and the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, and on the south by Beverlywood.

Beverly Hills services the following zip codes: 90210,90211,90212

BEVERLY GROVE

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Located in the middle of metro Los Angeles is the posh shopping mall “The Grove” which has become a staple for Angelinos for shopping, food and entertainment. Surrounding by this dynamic area are beautiful neighborhoods with a mix of homes, income properties and condos. Built mainly in the 20′s, these properties offer some of the finest classic homes from the time period.

Beverly-Grove runs from La Cienega on the west, to La Brea on the east. Boundaries on the north and south vary, but Beverly Blvd. is the main road in between.

Beverly Hills is bordered on the north by Bel Air and the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood and the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, and on the south by Beverlywood.

The Beverly Center / Grove area services the following zip codes: 90035,90036,90048

BEVERLYWOOD

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Beverlywood is a quaint and charming neighborhood that is bordered by Century City and Cheviot Hills. Largely residential, almost all of Beverlywood’s inhabitants live in single-family homes built between the 1920s and the 1950s. Beverlywood contains very few apartment buildings. Contained within the district’s area is the Beverlywood Homes Association. The association is considered one of the most powerful in Los Angeles, having successfully fought off the 1960s up-zoning that occurred in areas such as Palms and West Los Angeles. Homes located within the boundaries of the association generally sell for higher prices than those outside of it, perhaps due to the strict enforcement of restrictive covenants by the association. The boundaries of the association area are roughly Robertson Blvd. on the east, Airdrome St. on the north, Rancho Park on the west, and Cattaraugus Avenue on the south.

Beverlywood services the 90035 zip code

BRENTWOOD

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Brentwood is known as one of the wealthiest communities of LA, populated by affluent professionals, political figures and celebrities. Filled with upscale restaurants and shopping, Brentwood is viewed as one of the finest areas of Los Angeles. Conveniently located between Santa Monica and Westwood, it allows quick access to other areas of LA and easy freeway access.

Most Brentwood residents reside in single-family homes, though some multi-family homes can also be found. Large, modern apartment complexes and condominiums are found along some of district’s thoroughfares, many home to young professionals and students attending UCLA.

Brentwood services the 90049 zip code.

CHEVIOT HILLS

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West Los Angeles’ Cheviot Hills neighborhood is a fusion of several residential tracts that were developed beginning in the early-1920s. First came Country Club Highlands (1923), Cheviot Hills (1924), and Monte-Mar Vista (1926). These three tracts retained their separate identities until at least the late 1930s. In 1939 a fourth tract was added to the south: Cheviot Knolls. The California Country Club Estates tract was built beginning in about 1952, followed by the final nearly two-dozen homes on the east in around 1968.

Named for its natural rolling knolls that are similar to the Cheviot Hills which separate England and Scotland, its proximity to country clubs and movie studios makes it one of the finest residential districts between Los Angeles and the sea.

Cheviot Hills services the following zip codes: 90034, 90064

HANCOCK PARK

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Hancock Park is one of the oldest and most well-preserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles. With its broad lawns, mature trees and central location five miles west of downtown, Hancock Park consists single family units located north of Wilshire Boulevard and south of Melrose Avenue. Along its western and eastern boundaries, North Highland Avenue and North Rossmore Avenue, houses along both sides of the street are within Hancock Park. In sharp contrast to most Los Angeles neighborhoods, houses in Hancock Park are set well back from the street, most power and telephone lines are buried, and fences are strongly discouraged. The area also surrounds the Wilshire Country Club. These characteristics, along with the area’s abundance of classic Los Angeles architecture, have made it one of the most desirable areas in all of Southern California ever since its development. Homeowners are proud of the historic integrity of the 1,200 homes and the ethnic diversity among the neighbors.

In 2007, Hancock Park became the 23rd Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in the City of Los Angeles. Eighty six percent (86%) of its homes and structures were identified as being Historic Contributors in the Historic Resources Survey, one of the most intact historic neighborhoods in the nation.

Hancock Park services the following zip codes: 90004, 90020

HOLLYWOOD

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Hollywood is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California – situated west-northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word “Hollywood” is often used as a metonym of American cinema, and is often interchangeably used to refer to the greater Los Angeles area in general. The nicknames StarStruck Town and Tinseltown refer to Hollywood and its movie industry. Today, much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as the Westside and San Fernando Valleys neighborhoods, but significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies remain in Hollywood, as does the backlot of Paramount Pictures.

Hollywood services the following zip codes: 90028, 90038, 90068

 

HOLLYWOOD HILLS

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The Hollywood Hills is one of the most affluent and exclusive neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Running from what is considered the Hollywood Hills West at Doheny Dr. to the Hollywood Hills East at Beachwood Canyon, the area serves as a sanctuary to some of the most famous celebrities in the world. Many are attracted by the sweeping views from downtown to the ocean, and the prestigious private lots perched above the city.

Real estate in the area consists mostly of single-family residents with lots sizes ranging from tiny to multiple acres. All architectural styles are present in the hills which complements the diversity of its residents. Price points range from approx $500,000 to $35,000,000. It is one of the few neighborhoods in Los Angeles where multi-million dollar homes are friendlyneighbors with lower price points, and all live in blissful harmony.

The Hollywood Hills service the following zip codes: 90046, 90068, 90069

Doheny Estates/Bird Streets
Sunset Plaza
Sunset Strip Hills
Laurel Canyon
Mount Olympus
Nichols Canyon
Outpost Estates
Mulholland Corridor
Hollywood Heights
Whitley Heights
Hollywood Dell
Beachwood Canyon
Vine Hills
Lake Hollywood
Hollywood Knolls

LOS FELIZ

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It lies north of East Hollywood and just south of the Santa Monica Mountains, adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hollywood and Silver Lake. Home to the southern face of Griffith Park, the district includes the Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre. Los Feliz is bordered by Hollywood Boulevard to the south, Hyperion Avenue to the southeast, Griffith Park to the north, the Los Angeles River to the east, and Western Avenue to the west. It is traversed by Los Feliz Boulevard.

Los Feliz village is home, or in close proximity to, numerous restaurants and bars. They are mostly located on Hillhurst between Los Feliz Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, and on Vermont between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Some were classic dives in their hey-day, but have now primarily been taken over by Los Feliz’s massive influx of hipsters and scenesters.

There is much to do in Los Feliz, which is bordered by Griffith Park, home to the Los Angeles Zoo, along with a merry-go-round, two 18 hole golf courses, a driving range, baseball field, several tennis courts, athletic fields, hiking, and equestrian trails in the mountains away from the residential district. At Traveltown there is a miniature railroad operated by the Los Angeles Live Steamers and a collection of railroad locomotives, passenger cars and streetcars.

At the Greek Theatre, which was built to resemble a Greek amphitheatre, visitors can attend concerts under the stars. The newly renovated Griffith Observatory and planetarium is right up the hill from Los Feliz.

Los Feliz services the 90027 zip code.

MALIBU

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The city of Malibu is a 21-mile strip of Pacific coastline, a beachfront community famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of countless movie stars and others associated with the Southern California entertainment industries. Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons. The city is also bounded (more or less) by Topanga Canyon to the east, the Santa Monica Mountains to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and Ventura County to the west. Its beaches include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu State Beach and Topanga State Beach, El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador. Malibu zip codes: 90265

 

PACIFIC PALISADES

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Pacific Palisades is located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. The area currently has about 27,000 residents. It is a very affluent and primarily residential area, with a mixture of large private homes, small (usually older) houses, condominiums, and apartments. It has a small central business district on Sunset Boulevard, consisting of restaurants, stores, banks, and offices, known as “the village.” It also includes some large parklands and many hiking trails. Palisades Charter High School serves the neighborhood. It is known as “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea.”

Neighborhoods in Pacific Palisades:

-The Riviera features The Riviera Country Club, a high-end country club, and streets named after various locations in the French and Italian Riviera. The neighborhood is divided into north and south sections by Sunset Boulevard. It borders Santa Monica and Brentwood.

-Rustic Canyon features post-war homes located on the former polo field of The Uplifters, the original site of The Uplifters clubhouse (now a city park) and the “cabins” developed as second homes and weekend retreats. This area is also known as Uplifter’s Ranch. Located off Sunset Blvd. between The Riveria and Huntington Palisades. Above the canyon lies Will Rogers State Park.

-Huntington Palisades is close to the ‘village’ proper, and is more of a typical suburb. It is located south of Sunset Blvd.

-The Alphabet Streets also known as “North Village”, are north of Sunset Blvd. and are characterized by narrow streets. The street names are consecutively named beginning with A, B, C, D, etc – hence the name Alphabet Streets. The streets are named for Methodist Bishops of the late 19th and early 20th century. It is a popular destination for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

-The Bluffs are located further out-of-town west along Sunset Boulevard and start past Palisades Charter High School and Via De La Paz. they extend for a long distance between Sunset Blvd. and the Palisades Bluffs.

-Marquez Knolls is a large area of homes, known for spectacular ocean views, and is located farther west on Sunset Blvd on a mountain upslope. The lower upslope was first developed in the early 1950s and mid 1960s by the Earl Lachman family. Marquez Elementary services the neighborhood along with a small shopping center on Marquez Street and Sunset Blvd.

-Palisades Highlands is a community near the end of Sunset Blvd., bordering Malibu. About five minutes away from the center of the Pacific Palisades, the Palisades Village, The Highlands could almost be considered its own separate community.

Pacific Palisades services the 90272 zip code.

 

SANTA MONICA

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Santa Monica is an unforgettable seaside city, with easy access to metropolitan Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California. Equal parts coastal getaway and urban center, Santa Monica serves as a perfect base for vacationers and business travelers alike. Santa Monica is comprised of eight distinct districts, each featuring its own character and lifestyle options. Those districts are Downtown & 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier & Ocean Avenue, Mid-city, Main Street, Montana Avenue, Pico Blvd., Ocean Park, and Santa Monica Airport.

Real estate varies in the area from massive estates, to quaint bungalows near the sea. Many ocean-front condominiums dot the landscape and are privy to some of the most magnificent sunsets in the world. With 310 days a year sunshine, fresh ocean air and shopping that is world class, it’s no secret that Santa Monica has some of the most desirable real estate in the nation.

Santa Monica services the following zip codes: 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD

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Officially founded in 1984 as the 84th city in Los Angeles County, West Hollywood is a young, vibrant community with a colorful and entertaining past. Today, West Hollywood is one of the greatest gay friendly vacation destinations known world-wide, it is the pet friendliest city in Southern California and is Los Angeles’ hottest destination for entertainment, nightlife, boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants. It hosts events such as the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and the largest Halloween Street Party in the world.At present, the city has grown to 39,000 residents and West Hollywood continues to be an example for progressive, creative individuals on the cutting edge of trends and new ideas, working together as a community in one of the most sprawling cities in the country.

Real estate in “Weho” consists of single-family residents, some of the best condos in LA, multi-family units and apartment buildings. Major residential neighborhoods in West Hollywood include the Norma Triangle, West Hollywood North, West Hollywood West, West Hollywood East and West Hollywood Heights. Major intersecting streets provide shopping and amenities within walking distance of adjacent neighborhoods.

West Hollywood services the following zip codes: 90046, 90048, 90069