Hollywood Hills (West and East) is a desirable area for its short travel time to the film studios and the privacy it offers its inhabitants. It winds north, from Sunset Blvd to Mulholland Dr., and in and out of canyons (Laurel, Nichols, Beachwood). It also includes Outpost Estates and Mount Olympus. The homes run the gamut from funky abodes to amazing one of a kind architectural feats. Canyon views from the hills can be tranquil and picturesque while the head on city light panoramas are astounding.
The Dolby Theatre, the venue for the Academy Awards, the Amoeba Music store, with its live music and eclectic/hip atmosphere as well as a new metro link station are playing a significant role in the re-invigoration of Hollywood. There are also new and renovated restaurants, clubs, hotels as well as condo projects, including the high-end lofts, hotel/residences being built at Hollywood and Vine.
Hollywood Hills is home to the Hollywood Bowl, a natural amphitheater designed by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright) that for over 70 year has delighted Angelinos with symphonies, opera, jazz, ballet, presidential addresses, and rock concerts including The Beatles who performed there in 1964. For film aficionados, the ArcLight Cinemas and Cinerama Dome are a cut above the rest and are regularly the scene for international film festivals.