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Hollywood Hills is a residential neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

The Hollywood Hills straddle the Cahuenga Pass within 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.

Bedrock of the Hills is a complex association of granitic and metamorphic rock plus interbedded sandstone and shale on which brown loamy soil, often shallow and with abundant stones, has developed.

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 comprises several neighborhoods:

  • Beachwood Canyon

  • The Bird Streets

  • Cahuenga Pass

  • Franklin Village

  • Hollywood Dell

  • Hollywood Heights

  • Hollywoodland

Notable People:

  • Christina Aguilera, singer and songwriter

  • Earle D. Baker (1888–1969), Los Angeles City Council member

  • Jolene Blalock, actress

  • Gisele Bündchen, model

  • Camila Cabello, singer and songwriter

  • Sam Cooke (1931–1964), singer

  • Kevin Costner, actor

  • Robert Culp (1930–2010), actor

  • Elisha Cuthbert, actress

  • William De Los Santos, author, poet, screenwriter, producer, film director

  • Richard Dreyfuss, actor

  • Anna Faris, actress

  • Errol Flynn (1909–1959), actor

  • Lady Gaga, singer, songwriter, and actress

  • David Giuntoli, actor

  • Ariana Grande, singer, songwriter, and actress

  • Stuart Hamblen (1908–1989), country singer

  • Salma Hayek, actress

  • Werner Herzog, director

  • Calum Hood, singer-songwriter and bassist in 5 Seconds of Summer

  • Niall Horan, singer and songwriter

  • Helen Hunt, actress

  • Billy Idol, musician

  • Ashton Irwin, singer-songwriter and drummer in 5 Seconds of Summer

  • Rick James (1948-2004), musician

  • Chuck Jones (1912–2002), artist and animated cartoon director

  • Anna Kendrick, actress and singer

  • Tom Leykis, radio and internet talk show personality

  • Sondra Locke (1944–2018), actress and film director

  • Demi Lovato, singer, songwriter, and actress

  • Tobey Maguire, actor, paid more than $2 million for a modern home in the Hollywood Hills

  • Johnny Mathis, singer

  • Joel McHale, comedian and actor

  • Simon Monjack (1970–2010), director, producer and 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

  • Johnny Lever, actor

  • Chris Pratt, actor

  • Keanu Reeves, actor, bought a house in May 2003 for $4.5 million

  • Troye Sivan, singer-songwriter, actor, and YouTuber

  • Kevin Smith, actor, director, and comedian

  • Sage Stallone (1976–2012), actor and son of Sylvester Stallone

  • Robert and Peggy Stevenson, Los Angeles City Council members

  • Quentin Tarantino, film director

  • Bitsie Tulloch, actress

  • Rebel Wilson, actress, comedian, and singer


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.

View the school ratings and reviews here.




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