WEST HOLLYWOOD: THE DEFINITION OF HIP
West Hollywood isn’t just the geographic center of Greater Los Angeles, it’s also the beating heart of its cultural cachet. Nowhere is this more apparent than the iconic Sunset Strip, where rock clubs, fashion boutiques, cocktail lounges, comedy bars, and art galleries comfortably sit side by side.
This embrace of the eclectic is why WeHo, as locals call it, is often considered the hippest part of town. It’s the nerve center of LA’s vibrant LGBTQ scene. Its annual Halloween Carnaval is said to have inspired Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” It’s a place where vegans, pet lovers, CrossFit athletes, design enthusiasts, and everyone in between will feel right at home.
How West Hollywood packs so much character into just 1.9 square miles is something of a miracle. One thing’s for sure, though: there’s never a boring day in “The Creative City.”
FAST FACTS ABOUT WEST HOLLYWOOD
Despite its small size, West Hollywood boasts a population of almost 35,000 people – a testament to its popularity. Niche.com gives the city an “A” rating, citing its diversity and nightlife as strong points. It also received a walkability rating of 87/100 from WalkScore.com.
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LIVING IN WEST HOLLYWOOD
A city known for its diversity is bound to be a welcoming place, no matter your lifestyle or life stage.
Shopping & Dining
The Sunset Strip has a wealth of boutique stores that offer one-of-a-kind goods. Meanwhile, Sunset Plaza is home to more than 50 businesses that can cater to your every retail need. Upscale shopping also awaits you in Beverly Center, which has over 800,000 square feet of shopping space.
If all that shopping has your appetite worked up, don’t fret – West Hollywood has an equally impressive slate of restaurants. The newly reopened Madeo, now in 1 Hotel, continues to serve exquisite pasta to Hollywood’s elite. Wolfgang Puck’s renowned Merois, meanwhile, takes fine dining to new heights — quite literally. If chic French cuisine in an equally chic setting is more your style, booking a table at Tesse is a must.
Leisure & Fitness
Pilates, yoga, Barre, CrossFit, spinning – no matter what workout you favor, there’s a gym for it in West Hollywood. The city also has its fair share of public parks where you can soak up the sun while burning some calories.
Of course, no discussion of local landmarks is complete without mentioning the Sunset Strip and its myriad entertainment options. Also on the strip is the historic Chateau Marmont, whose garden terrace is frequented by many celebrities. To spark your creativity, take a stroll through the West Hollywood Design District, where furniture stores, art galleries, and other cultural attractions abound.
WEST HOLLYWOOD’S NEIGHBORHOODS
Just like the city, WeHo has diverse communities to choose from:
- West Hollywood West – A walkable community with many cafes and shops that’s also just a short distance away from the Pacific Design Center.
- Tri-West – Located near West Hollywood Park and West Hollywood Library, this safe community is popular with families.
- Norma Triangle – Sandwiched between the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard, this neighborhood is perfect for those who love the nightlife.
- The Crescent – Those looking for luxury apartments in West Hollywood should take a look at this centrally located development.
LIVE LIFE IN FULL COLOR
There are so many reasons to live in West Hollywood. Luckily, one agent provides all the expertise and assistance you need to find the right property: Tina Quillen.