Beverly Hills is filled with exquisitely appointed homes and estates, luxurious five star hotels, world-renowned shopping along famed Rodeo Drive, and top notch dining.
Originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and eventually decided to develop it into a town. By 2013, its population had grown to 34,658. Sometimes referred to as “90210”, one of its primary ZIP codes, it was home to many actors and celebrities.
Brentwood is an affluent area of Los Angeles bounded by the San Diego Freeway, Wilshire Blvd., Mulholland Drive, and the Topanga State Park. It is located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains and has a temperate climate with marine breezes. It is overlooked by the Getty Museum.
High end apartment Buildings, coffee shops and cafes abound along the corridors, inside of which are nestled grand and graceful upscale homes.
Encino was named after Rancho de Encinos (Ranch of Oak Trees), a part of the original 1845 Mission San Fernando.
Encino is a highly desirable area with fine neighborhoods, beautiful homes, and green areas; located along the San Diego and 101 Freeways, it is easily accessible to West Lost Angeles and the beaches, and Hollywood and Ventura.
Ventura Blvd is alive with entertainment, restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, and small shops.
History and open spaces abound with Los Encinos State Historic Park, and the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, multiple golf courses, tennis courts, play areas, bike paths, soccer fields and a lake!
Hollywood, “Tinseltown”, has a central location in Los Angeles, accessible to downtown and to the valleys via the Hollywood Freeway.
Notable, of course, for its history as the home of the film industry, and then home to many studios and celebrities. There are incredible homes built into the hills with views from the city to the beaches. Hollywood has also undergone a revitalization in the last decades, and is now a destination for theater, restaurants, shopping and site seeing.
Malibu is a city located west of Los Angeles, situated on the Pacific Ocean and nestled into the Santa Monica Mountains.
Malibu enjoys a warm climate, pacific breezes, breathtaking mountain views, and a plethora of gorgeous, white sand beaches.
Accessible from Los Angeles and Ventura County by the Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu is affluent with world class restaurants and shopping, and is home to many celebrities.
For those who prefer an area with a more urban feel, yet with more affordable housing, entertainment, parking, etc., and still 15 minutes to downtown Los Angeles, consider artsy North Hollywood.
A very convenient location for transportation with the Red Line Station and freeways 101, 170 and 134, North Hollywood is home to diverse cultures, artists, entertainers and writers.
Pacific Palisades is a coastal community located on the Santa Monica Bay at the mouth of Santa Ynez Canyon. It has several distinct neighborhoods, all of them affluent, and is known for its excellent schools and temperate weather.
It is also home to several Los Angeles City and California State recreation areas, including Will Rogers State Beach and State Historic Park.Pacific Palisades is hilly, and the views are stunning. It has been the site location for many films over the years.
The Getty Villa educational center and museum is located in Pacific Palisades.
Between Venice Beach on the south, and Pacific Palisades on the north, and along the beautiful Santa Monica Bay lies vibrant Santa Monica, known for its white sand beaches and stunning views, spanning from Malibu to Palos Verdes.
Also known for the outdoor mall known as the Third Street Promenade and for the more upscale shopping on Montana Avenue, Santa Monica enjoys temperate climate and a relatively low crime rate.
As Santa Monica has become more and more gentrified in recent years, housing prices have followed. Many of the neighborhoods are affluent, sporting beautiful architecture and landscaping.
Sherman Oaks is a quiet, palm-filled neighborhood, a retreat from the city, yet vibrant in its provision of open spaces, excellent schools, restaurants, entertainment, and night life.
The area is known for its shopping with an outdoor and an indoor mall, and lots of small shops along Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks’ location is very desirable with access corridors to West Los Angeles and the beaches immediately available.
Since being named after a studio lot established there in 1927, Studio City has grown to become one of several extremely luxurious and very highly desirable neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area with excellent schools, outdoor activities, parks, restaurants, and nightlife.
After writing the hugely successful “Tarzan of the Apes” in 1912, Edgar Rice Burrows purchased a 540 acres estate, renamed it “Tarzana”, and moved his family there.
In the 1920s, the Toluca Lake area was a flourishing ranch known as the Forman Toluca Ranch. Thereafter, a syndicate of Hollywood financiers and developers purchased the ranch naming the development Toluca Lake Park.
Since then, the area has been developed with gorgeous homes and estates, several of which surround two picturesque lakes.
Toluca Lake’s downtown area is filled with lively cafes and restaurants, and Lakeside Gold Club also resides there for the golfing enthusiasts.
West Hollywood is an unincorporated section of the city of Los Angeles, which according to Walkscore, is the most walkable city in California. Potential walks include the famed Sunset Strip, Santa Monica Blvd., and the avenues of art and design.
Known for its architecture, West Hollywood is a vital urban area, dense with residences, businesses and nightlife.