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In order to help you better understand the Sunset Strip and its environs, including the Hollywood Hills West, Doheny and Doheny Estates, and the Bird Streets, I have compiled this brief overview of the neighborhood to help illustrate its relationship with the greater city of Los Angeles as a whole.
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Hollywood Hills-Sunset Strip-Doheny
Hollywood Hills consists of several communities to the north and west of Hollywood proper.
The area is coveted for its prime location and convenience to the rest of Los Angeles. The Sunset Strip and its vibrant nightlife are easily accessible, and Beverly Hills and the world-class shops of Rodeo Drive are just a quick jaunt away.
Sunset Strip/Sunset Hills/Doheny Estates
Sunset Hills is a small, affluent enclave in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California.
It is bordered by Laurel Canyon on the east, Sunset Plaza Drive on the west and Sunset Blvd on the south, which is also the City of Los Angeles' border with the City of West Hollywood.
A neighborhood of expensive, multi-million dollar homes sited in the hills, Sunset Hills is home to the landmark Chateau Marmont Hotel, built in the 1920's.
Today the Strip contains some of the most exclusive condominium complexes on the West Coast.
The most coveted residences are the celebrity-studded hills above the Sunset Strip. Accessible by only a handful of streets, this ultra-exclusive neighborhood of multi-million dollar homes provide the ultimate in seclusion and luxury. The highest concentration of celebrities living in Los Angeles are in this part of the Hollywood Hills, located just above Sunset Boulevard, from Kings Road, to Sunset Plaza Drive, to Doheny Drive. Residents enjoy staggering views of Los Angeles. Homes typically range from $3–5 million, with larger homes exceeding $20 million.
Many celebrities have lived in the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip, including Christina Aguilera, Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Keanu Reeves.
The Bird Streets
Many of these celebrities have chosen a prestigious area known as the "Bird Streets" as their home. The area is up in the hills above Sunset Boulevard and Doheny Drive and the winding streets that meander through the neighborhood are named after birds. The area was developed approximately 50 years ago by Ed Koll.
The homes vary in style - from contemporary to mid-century to traditional - and most have been crafted to blend in with the picturesque terrain. Many of the homes are sited to open up to patios, gardens, and pools. They frequently offer breathtaking views of the mountains, valley, ocean, and city.
Some of these prominent addresses include:
When in Laurel Canyon it's easy to forget just how close you are to the city. Nature has a way of drowning out traffic and other sounds of the city. The neighborhood is close to all of the major studios, making it a popular spot for entertainment executives. The drawback of the area is commute-hour traffic, as Laurel Canyon is an important corridor between West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.
Fashioned after the great Gothic estates of Europe, homes in Whitley Heights are often perched on the hillside.
Whitley Heights is a residential neighborhood in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. Named for Hobart Johnstone "HJ" Whitley, the "Father of Hollywood", Whitley Heights was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
In 1918, HJ Whitley commissioned architect A.S. Barnes to design Whitley Heights as a Mediterranean-style village. It was the first celebrity community, becoming home to Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Rosalind Russell, Judy Garland, and Marlene Dietrich.
Nichols Canyon is similar in many ways to Laurel Canyon, with its emphasis on nature and the outdoors. Nichols Canyon has a natural creek and waterfall approximately 100 feet high. Several other small waterfalls dot the canyon as well, and they constitute the only natural waterfalls in Los Angeles. The stream that flows through Nichols Canyon attracts much wildlife, including coyotes, deer, rabbits, and hawks.
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