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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.


Map of Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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.

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.

Adjacent neighborhoods

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


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:


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.

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%, African American 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.

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.

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.


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.

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

  • 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

    Recreation and culture

    The neighborhood includes:

  • The Hollywood Bowl
  • The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
  • A portion of Griffith Park, including Hollywoodland Camp
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • Notable residents

  • Ben Affleck, actor
  • Christina Aguilera, singer
  • Earle D. Baker (1888–1969), Los Angeles City Council member
  • Halle Berry, actress
  • Jolene Blalock, actress
  • Gisele Bundchen, Victoria's Secret supermodel, bought her three-bedroom house in the Hollywood Hills for close to $2 million
  • Sam Cooke (1931-1964), singer
  • Kevin Costner, actor
  • Robert Culp (1930-2010), actor
  • Richard Dreyfuss, actor
  • Anna Faris, actress
  • Errol Flynn (1909-1959), actor
  • Stuart Hamblen (1908-1989), country singer
  • Salma Hayek, actress
  • Niall Horan, Irish pop singer
  • Helen Hunt, actress
  • Billy Idol, English rock musician
  • Tom Leykis, radio and internet talk show personality
  • Tobey Maguire paid more than $2 million for a modern home in the Hollywood Hills
  • Johnny Mathis, singer
  • Joel McHale, American actor and comedian
  • Simon Monjack (1970-2010), director, producer, writer
  • Brittany Murphy (1977-2009), actress
  • Kristin Nelson, actress and painter
  • Ricky Nelson (1940-1985), actor, singer and songwriter
  • Tracy Nelson, actress
  • Matthew Perry, actor
  • Joaquin Phoenix, actor
  • Chris Pratt, actor,
  • Keanu Reeves actor, bought a house in May 2003 for $4.5 million
  • Kevin Smith, actor, director and comedian
  • Britney Spears, singer
  • Sage Stallone (1976-2012), actor and son of Sylvester Stallone
  • Robert and Peggy Stevenson, Los Angeles City Council members
  • Quentin Tarantino, film director
  • Justin Timberlake, American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer
  • Rebel Wilson, actress, comedian and singer
  • References

    Hollywood Hills Wikipedia