Welcome to West Hollywood

In the 1920’s, gambling was illegal in the city of Los Angeles but still legal in Los Angeles County. Since West Hollywood was still unincorporated at the time, casinos and nightclubs started popping up around what is now the Sunset Strip. There might not be much gambling these days, but West Hollywood still holds onto the bright lights and ubiquitous energy.

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Attributes

great restaurants, tourist-friendly, shopping, furniture

NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW

Commute Times
LAX 28m by car
Downtown 21m by car
Boundaries
Nearby Neighborhoods Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Mid-City West

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West hollywood:
West Hollywood is one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of Los Angeles.

WeHo, as the locals call it, is home to fantastic restaurants, hotels, nightlife, and shopping. Its creative energy is palpable throughout the entire neighborhood, which has become a destination for modern furniture and decor. With no shortage of things to do in West Hollywood, it’s a popular place for both tourists and locals to visit.

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The neighbors:
A grab bag of creatives, young professionals, and celebrities.

While WeHo draws its share of out-of-towners, the locals represent an equally diverse crowd. Dynamic nightlife and entertainment generate a palpable energy that courses through the community.

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What to expect:
Beautiful old hotels, hikes in Runyon Canyon, and live music venues.

West Hollywood is home to many of Los Angeles’ most iconic hotels, music venues, and comedy clubs. When residents crave fresh air, nearby Runyon Canyon is one of the city’s most beautiful hikes.

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The lifestyle:
Hip, dynamic, and late to bed.

The West Hollywood experience is a melting pot of traditions, whether it’s innovative vegan food, couture fashion, or street art and statues. This is not a neighborhood populated by the faint of heart, so arrive ready for excitement.

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Unexpected appeal:
Plentiful arts and culture exposure.

Creative people flock to West Hollywood, not only for its ample club and bar offerings, but also for its hopping art scene.

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Peruse its galleries and pick up pieces from both established and up-and-coming artists, or check out WeHo’s music scene at one of the many local venues.
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The market:
Low-rise apartments and unique single-family homes.

In addition to the numerous housing complexes dotting the neighborhood, beautifully architectural houses line its side streets.

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You'll fall in love with:
Museums, shops, restaurants, creative energy, and late nights.

West Hollywood is a constant indulgence of the senses, which is exactly why its locals love it.

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