Welcome to Hollywood/Beachwood Canyon
Spectacular homes at the heart of the movie industry.
Hollywood is the world-renowned Los Angeles neighborhood at the heart of the motion picture industry. Nestled above Hollywood in the Santa Monica Mountains, Beachwood Canyon is part of the Hollywood Hills located directly beneath the iconic Hollywood sign. The sign was created to identify the Beachwood Canyon development in the 1920s when the neighborhood was known as Hollywoodland. The extra four letters were removed in the 1940s to create the instantly recognizable symbol of Hollywood. Beachwood Canyon abuts sprawling Griffiths Park. The neighborhood’s steep curving streets offer a peaceful natural refuge close to all Central LA’s amenities.
Beachwood Canyon has an eclectic real estate mix with elegant 1920s originals alongside masterful newer properties. The neighborhood’s grand homes include French, English, German, and Spanish-inspired architecture as well as mid-century modern masterpieces and striking contemporary jewel-box homes. Hollywood offers studio apartments and condominiums in a walkable neighborhood close to many attractions and amenities.
What to Love
Spectacular and diverse architecture
Hiking trails and open space
Iconic tourist attractions
The Hollywood Bowl
People & Lifestyle
Beachwood Canyon is one of the star-studded Hollywood Hills signature neighborhoods. Residents of Beachwood Canyon have included countless A-list actors, famed film directors, powerful producers, and superstar singers and musicians. The community provides a private haven ensconced in nature but conveniently close to all the urban amenities of Central Los Angeles. Hollywood is one of LA’s most visited neighborhoods, and it offers some of the city’s most popular sites and attractions.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Beachwood Village area of Beachwood Canyon features a handful of beloved local businesses directly beneath the Hollywood Sign. Beachwood Café
serves American farm-to-table cuisine infused with Asian, Mediterranean, and Scandinavian influences. Breakfast fare is served until 3 PM, providing the perfect fuel for a canyon hike. Beachwood Café also serves an eclectic drink menu with espresso beverages, fresh juices, specialty teas, and local wines and craft beers. Beachwood Market
is your go-to neighborhood grocery store. Here, you’ll find farm-fresh produce, organic meats, specialty imported items, and a deli counter with delicious ready-to-eat foodstuffs. Head to Franklin Avenue at the base of Beachwood Canyon for coffee and elevated American diner fare at the hip 101 Coffee Shop
. Continue east for one block for Franklin Village. Popular dining choices at Franklin Village include rotisserie chicken at Birds
and sublime French bistro fare at La Poubelle
. Just south of Franklin Village, Thai Town
is a six-block stretch at the eastern end of Hollywood Boulevard containing many authentic South-East Asian eateries.
Things to Do
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
runs for 15 blocks on Hollywood Boulevard, with thousands of stars commemorating prominent figures from the entertainment industry. Other landmarks along this popular tourist stretch include the 1920s TCL Chinese Theatre
and the Oscars’ home at The Dolby Theatre
. The Paramount Pictures Studio Tour
takes visitors behind the scenes of Hollywood film and television production with backlot sets and famous movie props. The Saroyan Stairs and Westshire/Pelham Stairs in Beachwood Canyon provide spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. The Garden of Oz
is a hidden attraction to the north of Beachwood Canyon, with a Yellow Brick Road lined with colorful pop culture décor. The Hollywood Bowl
is a world-class outdoor music venue that serves as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Hollywood Bowl has hosted a vast array of major acts since it opened in the 1920s, including legendary performances from The Beatles, The Doors, and The Rolling Stones. Griffith Park
spans 4,310 acres of rugged natural scenery to the Hollywood Hills’ east. Along with miles of scenic nature trails, Griffith Park contains attractions such as the Griffith Observatory
and Los Angeles Zoo
Hollywood and Beachwood Canyon are served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Highlights include:
Cheremoya Avenue Elementary, Public, K-6
Joseph Le Conte Middle, Public, Magnet, 6-8
Hollywood Senior High, Public, Magnet, 9-12