Top 5 Neighborhoods in LA that are a 15 minute drive from Hollywood

Top 5 Neighborhoods in LA that are a 15 minute drive from Hollywood
You’ve just relocated to Los Angeles (or may already live here) and the amount of neighborhoods to choose from is overwhelming!  One thing we know from living in the City of Angels as long as we have, is that a shorter commute is the ideal life hack to enjoy the city known for traffic. These are 5 neighborhoods close to your office that offer an exceptional quality of life:
Los Feliz - This charming neighborhood, just east of Hollywood, has housing for every creative type- from affordable apartments and bungalows in Los Feliz Village, to multimillion dollar homes up in the hills near Griffith Park. The two main streets running parallel through the neighborhood, Vermont and Hillhurst, boast numerous sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and retail shops. To the north, you can explore the hiking trails in Griffith Park, and take in the celestial wonders and iconic architecture of the Griffith Observatory.

Notable neighborhood spots:
Cafes: Maru, Bru, Alcove

2. Hollywood Hills/Hollywood - While often referred to interchangeably, Hollywood itself and the Hollywood Hills offer two very different types of lifestyles. If you love the excitement of city life and have a sense of adventure, Hollywood proper has so much to offer. With all of the exciting new development projects in the area, Hollywood has become a renewed hub of business and entertainment. Start your day with a beautiful view from your highrise apartment, ditch your car and explore all of the new restaurants and retailers in your neighborhood even before you get to work. If you prefer a more secluded lifestyle, Hollywood Hills is the place for you. Perched atop the city, spread your wings in your own private enclave, away from the hustle and bustle- but only minutes away from the action.

Notable neighborhood spots:
Restaurants: Hungry Cat, Musso & Frank, Mama Shelter
Cafes: Rubies & Diamonds, Duidough
Entertainment: Pantages Theater, Hotel Cafe, Arclight
Shop: Space Fifteen Twenty, Amoeba

3. Beachwood - Smack-dab underneath the Hollywood Sign, this neighborhood offers a laid-back hipness and a vast array of architectural styles to suit every taste. You can alternate between being a “city person” down at the bars and restaurants in Franklin Village, or be a “nature lover” by hiking or horseback riding up on the eastern side of Griffith Park or the well hidden Lake Hollywood.

Notable neighborhood spots:
Restaurants: Beachwood Cafe, La Poubelle, Birds
Cafes: Bourgeois Pig, Oaks Gourmet
Entertainment: Sunset Ranch Horseback Riding, UCB Theater
Shop: The Canyon, The Daily Planet

4. Larchmont - This quaint village located within the larger Hancock Park neighborhood, Larchmont is a rare pedestrian-friendly enclave in this car-centric city. This half square mile neighborhood is known for its stately and well kept historic homes, as well as a small town feel- Larchmont is the closest thing you’ll get to a “Main Street USA” vibe in the City of Angels.

Notable neighborhood spots:
Restaurants: Village Pizza, Cafe Gratitude, Larchmont Wine & Cheese
Cafes: Go Get ‘Em Tiger, Bardonna, Bricks n’ Scones
Entertainment: Sunday Farmer’s Market, Readings at Chevalier’s Books
Shop: Malin + Goetz, MAC Cosmetics, Diptyque

5. Silver Lake - Synonymous with the word “hipster”, Silver Lake lives up the all of the coolness associated with this area. From Sunset Junction, rife with sidewalk cafes and boutiques, to the quieter side of town near the Silver Lake reservoir, there is something for everyone in this hilly Eastside neighborhood.

Notable Neighborhood Spots:
Restaurants: El Cochinito, Cafe Stella, Little Pine
Cafes: Intelligentsia, La Colombe, Broome Street General Store
Entertainment: The Satellite, Silverlake Lounge
Shop: Mohawk General Store, Depop, Clare V.
Wherever you decide to move, we love that all of the new companies that are part of the Hollywood revival. Living closest to work will also let you have more time to enjoy all the great things in these communities. One last thing. Take a hike! Don’t forget your hiking boots. Nothing better than a view of the Hollywood Sign or Griffith Observatory during your lunch break.

Here are some homes in these neighborhoods that we would love to show you:

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