Hollywood needs no introduction. A storied and star-studded locale like no other, Tinseltown is the place to be for ingénues, artists, and producers with dreams of fame and fortune.
It’s also an amazing area to live in. Just ask any of the more than 85,000 residents who call Hollywood home. At 3.51 square miles, it harbors many of Los Angeles County’s world-famous landmarks within city limits. From the glitzy Walk of Fame to the larger-than-life Hollywood sign, there’s a surprise waiting around every corner.
A brief history
Hollywood started out as a prosperous agricultural community before filmmakers made their way to town to escape the restrictions imposed by the Thomas Edison-owned Motion Pictures Patent Company, which had the rights to numerous filmmaking patents and would shut down independent productions on the East Coast.
Today, its major industries include entertainment, tourism, tech, and aerospace.
Real estate tycoon Harvey Henderson Wilcox and wife Daeida were the first to use the name “Hollywood” on official documents, while real estate developer Hobart Johnstone “H.J.” Whitley is credited with building one of the first subdivisions in Tinseltown, the Whitley Home Tract, earning him the monicker “Father of Hollywood”.
Present-day subdivisions are filled with Mid Century Modern, Art Deco, Craftsman, Victorian, and Mission Revival-style houses for rent in Hollywood, CA.
Living in Hollywood, CA
As a Hollywood resident, you’ll get to enjoy the following perks:
- Esteemed cultural venues. Live and breathe art this Los Angeles neighborhood – as any local would tell you, there’s more to Hollywood than production sets and celebrity sightings. Some of its most prestigious cultural venues include TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Museum (housed in the historic Max Factor building), Hollywood Heritage, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Hollywood World Guinness Record Museum, and Museum of Illusions, just to name a few.
- Famous landmarks. Living in Hollywood means that you’ll be surrounded by iconic landmarks such as the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign, Paramount Studios, Hollywood Boulevard, and the historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House. Join a walking tour or trolley tour to experience the sights and sounds of this glorious neighborhood.
- World-class dining. Hollywood has its fair share of Michelin star restaurants that serve French, Japanese, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisine. Book a table and enjoy the best that the restaurant scene has to offer.
- Vibrant nightlife. Hit the bars to have fun and make connections. Here you’ll find piano bars, classic speakeasies, live music venues, sports bars, and the odd tiki bar where you can claim a spot and have a great time.
Hollywood, CA real estate
The majority of properties for sale in Hollywood are condos, the most coveted of which are located within low-density communities. You will also find a great selection of older Craftsman Bungalow and Greek Revival single-family homes built in the early 1900s and which have a lot of charm and character. Newer custom built single-family homes with contemporary design and features are also available.
Ready to explore Hollywood’s housing market? Third Power Properties is here to assist you. Contact us, Kelly Gleason and Anastasia Israel, at 310.684.3583 or info(at)thirdpowerproperties(dotted)com to get started.