Though it feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, Hollywood Hills East is close enough to the action to experience all that Hollywood has to offer. Hollywood Hills East provides an easy, quiet lifestyle in a convenient location--regardless of the neighborhood in which you reside. However, this area encompasses several distinct hillside communities, each with their own unique flavor.
The Hollywood Dell
Nestled in a quaint valley on the western side of the area, The Hollywood Dell is known for its incredible canyon views and picturesque winding roads. Hollywood Dell real estate includes single-family dwellings, heavily influenced by Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture.
Beachwood Canyon & Bronson Canyon
Beachwood Canyon & Bronson Canyon are located just east of the Hollywood Dell and are centered around Beachwood Drive, extending to Canyon Drive on the east. The canyons are home to more than 22,000 residents and were first developed in the 1920s. The architects and landscapers who subdivided the enclave drew inspiration from the southern regions of France, Italy, and Spain. The original architecture found in Beachwood Canyon & Bronson Canyon is very much influenced by classical European design.
The upper portion of the canyon is the Hollywoodland community that was advertised in the 1920s by the HOLLYWOODLAND sign. Lake Hollywood and Lake Hollywood Park are also situated in the canyon. The canyon even features its own market, hip diner, and stables.
Taking a trip up Canyon Drive through Bronson Canyon allows you to park at the base of the Bronson Canyon hiking trails with access to miles and miles of trails in Griffith Park.
Franklin Village is located on the southern edge of Beachwood Canyon. The small area boasts a major concentration of shops, restaurants, and bars. Neighborhood favorites include American fare at Birds, French bistro La Poubelle, and Van Leeuwen ice cream. Counterpoint Books and Records offers a wide selection of rare books, and The Oaks Gourmet is an upscale market and cafe.
Franklin Village is also home to the world famous Upright Citizens Brigade theatre, which hosts comedy improv shows. Easily accessible from Beachwood and Bronson Canyons, Franklin Village helps the area get a great walk score.
Insider tip: Forego the Stepmaster at the gym and do “the stairs.” There are 5 hidden stairways throughout Beachwood Canyon originally intended to make the canyon more walkable. Your quads are going to hate you!
Hollywood Hills East Real Estate Insights
As inventory has been tightening, home prices have been rising. The average home price in the Hollywood Hills East area is $1,327,688, marking a 10.6% increase over last year. The median price per square foot has risen by 1.5% to $661. People love living in the canyons, so it is no wonder why the total number of listings has dropped by 7% over the past 12 months. Nobody wants to move!
For more information about the Hollywood Hills East area, contact me today. I will send you the most current, specific data to help you make your move as smooth as possible.
People and Lifestyle
Beachwood Drive and Canyon Drive run north/south. The main roads for these hillside communities, there are dead ends at the top of each street. The traffic in these canyons is mostly from residents and those wishing to get a view of the Hollywood Sign and hike Bronson Canyon. Since neither area provides a thoroughfare, it is rarely congested.
Just past “the gates” in Beachwood Canyon, you will find a quaint grocery store, a hip cafe, a florist, and a dry cleaner. Frequented mainly by locals, this small marketplace adds great flavor to the area surrounding Beachwood Canyon real estate.
At the base of Beachwood Canyon--between Cheremoya Avenue and Canyon Drive--is where you will find the esteemed Franklin Village. Cafe lifestyle abounds with eateries, bars, restaurants, and shops. Bustling with activity, the small strip is the beating heart of the neighborhood. On any given night, you will see throngs of people lined up along Franklin hoping for a seat at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre. Have a seat at La Poubelle or Franklin & Co. and watch the action go by.
WELCOME TO SUNSET STRIP-HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST
Sunset Strip-Hollywood Hills West is an area designated by the MLS with its eastern border being the 101 Freeway and its western border being Trousdale Estates. There are several neighborhoods that make up the area:
Whitley Heights is a historic neighborhood known for being a favorite enclave for silent film era-celebrities. Many grand homes have been preserved and are still available today. 1920s Spanish and Mediterranean Revivals are prevalent, and Old Hollywood glamour permeates Whitley Heights real estate.
Sitting high above Hollywood, Outpost Estates offers stunning canyon views. Outpost Estates real estate consists mainly of homes in Spanish, Mediterranean and California Modern style, characterized by red tile roofs and patios that make for welcoming places to entertain. The community is diverse and surrounded by nature and wildlife. Despite the idyllic nature, Outpost Estates is close to the heart of Hollywood and everything it has to offer.
Laurel Canyon has a fascinating history. Originally peppered with hunting shacks, the area ultimately became a legendary hub for rock & roll, as household names like Jim Morrison, Carole King, The Eagles, and The Monkees all lived here in the 60s and 70s. Laurel Canyon real estate is diverse, including styles like Regency, Bungalow, Midcentury Modern, Cape Cod, English Tudor, and more. Today, Laurel Canyon continues to house notable figures in the film and music industry.
With a somewhat rural vibe, Nichols Canyon radiates privacy, the nature and wildlife surrounding it contributing to the peace and tranquility. Nichols Canyon real estate includes Modern, Mediterranean, Traditional, and Contemporary styles.
The location of Sunset Plaza is difficult to beat. Near a plethora of shopping and sidewalk cafes, there is always something to in the area. In addition to its proximity to the bustling city, there are panoramic views here as well, allowing residents to indulge in city life while also enjoying the relaxed natural setting. Sunset Plaza real estate is known for having an eclectic mix of home styles, including Colonial Ranch and Post & Beam.
Also on the western side is the Bird Streets--one of LA’s most sought-after enclaves. With its jaw-dropping views, privacy, and easy access to major studios and world-class entertainment and dining options, many celebrities have been flocking to the Bird Streets. Popular Bird Streets real estate styles include Midcentury Modern, ultramodern glass homes, and traditional Mediterranean houses.
Insider tip: You don’t have to go all the way down to Sunset Boulevard to stock up on provisions. The Canyon Country Store has been keeping the party going for decades. You will find mouthwatering sandwiches and a formidable wine selection. And, if you are looking for anything else, it will be posted on the bulletin board outside.
Real Estate Insights
Some of the most expensive homes in the city are perched high above Sunset Boulevard in the Bird Streets. (The streets are all named after different bird species). Moving eastward, prices go down. The median price for this very large area is $1.55 million, which experienced a modest 1.8% increase over last year. The price per square foot has also risen modestly by 1.4% to $739. For a more in-depth analysis of each canyon, contact me today.
People and Lifestyle
The Hollywood Hills are legendary in the worlds of both film and rock & roll, as celebrities and musicians of all stripes have called these hills home. Still popular among entertainment gods and goddesses, the Hills also provides a quiet respite from the grind of the city for regular people, too. As one moves westward, prices go up.
Life in the canyon is fairly homogeneous and residential. Laurel Canyon has a store and a restaurant on the way up to Mulholland Drive, but other than that, residents will have to head south, where they will find city life easily accessible along Sunset and Hollywood Boulevard.
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