West Hollywood’s tree-lined streets, Art Deco high-rises and swanky shopping plazas capture more of that sense of Hollywood glamour than “Tinseltown” itself, but West Hollywood—WeHo for short—is about more than just celebrity watching and cruising the Sunset Strip; it’s a progressive, vibrant city that’s home to one of Southern California’s most eclectic nightlife scenes and strip known for its numerous billboards.
Situated west of Hollywood and east of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood sits at the foot of the star-studded Hollywood Hills. It’s an entirely separate city from Los Angeles, but its irregularly-shaped border leaves some room for interpretation when it comes to what’s LA and what’s WeHo. There’s no dispute, though, when it comes to the city’s claim to fame: the glitzy Sunset Strip.
From classic and landmark music venues, like Whiskey-a-Gogo, The Viper Room and The Roxy to the city’s colorful bars and art galleries, the multi-faceted and brazenly accepting, West Hollywood invites bold expression, style and glamour. This tight-knit community is warm, welcoming and encouraging of all creativity. The impeccably designed urban décor and discerning shopping and dining establishments make “Weho” a 24/7 destination where you can walk wander Melrose by Day and twirl, sip and swirl by night.
“WeHo” is where fashion and the arts rule, easy to see as you travel the streets of the West Hollywood Design District. This trendsetting area includes galleries and the Pacific Design Center on Melrose Avenue, and interior design showrooms along Beverly Boulevard. Shop at leading boutiques (and keep your eyes open for celebrities and stars) along the ever-stylish Robertson Blvd.
But West Hollywood isn’t all about flash. Tucked away on a quiet side street, there’s an icon of modern architecture: the Schindler House at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.
Tour the stylish house—completed in 1922 and an early example of California’s indoor-outdoor style of architecture. Another low-key but worthwhile WeHo find is Book Soup bookstore, with readings and signings by top writers. (If you’re into star-searching, scan the aisles for print-loving celebs searching for good reads.)
West Hollywood is a place where dreams are actualized and the stars shine just a bit brighter. Live your dream in the Heart of Los Angeles.
The Bienstock Group recently sold 823 N. Poinsettia– A 22,050 square foot lot zoned as a retirement facility for $5.1M.
Schools in the area: West Hollywood Elementary, Hollywood Senior High and Fairfax High School.