Overlooking the Bird Streets in the Hollywood Hills

About the Sunset Strip Area of the Hollywood Hills West.

The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood’s eastern border with Hollywood at Crescent Heights Boulevard, to its western border with Beverly Hills at Doheny Drive. The Strip is probably the best known portion of Sunset, embracing a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards and has developed a notoriety as a hang out for rock stars, movie stars and entertainers. The premiere section being the Bird Streets then Sunset Plaza.

History

As the Strip lies outside of the Los Angeles city limits and was an unincorporated area under the jurisdiction of the County of Los Angeles, the area fell under the less-vigilant jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Department rather than the heavy hand of the LAPD. It was illegal to gamble in the city, but legal in the county. This fostered the building of a rather wilder concentration of nightlife than Los Angeles would tolerate, and in the 1920s a number of nightclubs and casinos moved in along the Strip, which attracted movie people to this less-restricted area; alcohol was served in back rooms during Prohibition.

Glamour and glitz defined the Strip in the 1930s and the 1940s, as its renowned restaurants and clubs became a playground for the rich and famous. There were movie legends and power brokers, and everyone who was anyone danced to stardom at such legendary clubs as Ciro’s, the Mocambo and the Trocadero. Some of its expensive nightclubs and restaurants were said to be owned by gangsters like Mickey Cohen. Other spots on the strip associated with Hollywood include the Garden of Allah apartments — Hollywood quarters for transplanted writers like Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, and F. Scott Fitzgerald — and Schwab’s Drug Store.

By the early 1960s, the Strip lost favor with the majority of movie people, but its restaurants, bars and clubs continued to serve as an attraction for locals and out-of-town visitors. In the mid-1960s and the 1970s it became a major gathering-place for the counterculture — and the scene of the Sunset Strip curfew riots in the summer of 1966, involving police and crowds of hippies, serving as the inspiration for the Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth”.

Go-Go dancers performed at such spots as the famous Whisky a Go Go. Bands like The Doors, The Byrds, Love, The Seeds, Frank Zappa, and many others played at clubs like the aforetomentioned Whisky a Go Go, Roxy, Pandora’s Box and the London Fog.

As the Strip became a haven for musical artists in the 1960s and 1970s, the Hyatt West Hollywood, as it is known today, became a hotel of legend. Many musicians lived or stayed at the hotel for the easy access to the live music venues on Sunset Boulevard. This is how the hotel became known by names such as the “Riot Hyatt” and the “Riot House”, thus serving as a redolent location for the Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous.

In the early 1970s a popular hangout for glam rock musicians and groupies was Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco. The Strip continued to be a major focus for punk rock and New Wave during the late 1970s, and it became the center of the colorful glam metal scene throughout the 1980s. The 1979 Donna Summer song “Sunset People” from the album Bad Girls, was about the nightlife on Sunset Boulevard. With the increase in rents in the area during the 1980s, however, and the decline of the glam metal scene in the early 1990s, the Sunset Strip ceased to be a major area for up and coming rock bands without industry sponsorship. The adoption of “pay to play” tactics, in which bands were charged a fee to play at clubs like the Roxy, the Whisky and Gazzari’s (now the The Key Club) also diminished the appeal to rock bands other than as an industry showcase. The music industry dominates clubs on the Strip such as those mentioned above, and only major acts perform at the House of Blues. Thus, during the 1990s, the center of more alternative music activity in Los Angeles shifted further east to areas like Silverlake, Los Feliz and Echo Park. The “Riot Hyatt”, still continues to be a favorite with bands today, such as Justin Timberlake, Breaking Point, and Timbaland, for its continual easy access to live music venues, including The Whisky, Roxy, and House of Blues

In November 1984, voters in West Hollywood passed a proposal on the ballot to incorporate and the area became an independent city. Increasingly, the western end of the Strip is occupied by office buildings, mostly catering to the entertainment industry, and expensive hotels. This area seems to have become an adjunct of Beverly Hills only with more nightlife activity, much of it upscale.

In the evening, the Strip is a vibrant slash of neon, a virtual traffic jam of young cruisers on weekends and a mecca for people-watchers and celebrity wannabes.

The Sunset Strip is also home to various creative companies such as Eleventh Hour. Creative people from all over the city congregate here for the unique Hollywood atmosphere for both networking, as well.

Many celebrities can still be seen on the Strip, especially on its western end, and quite a few live in the area, particularly the nearby Hollywood Hills and Laurel Canyon.

Today the Strip contains some of the most exclusive condominium complexes on the West Coast. However the most coveted residences are the celebrity-studded hills above the Sunset Strip. Accessible by only a handful of streets and aggressively patrolled by security, this ultra-exclusive neighborhood of multi-million homes above the Sunset Strip provide the ultimate in seclusion, luxury, and staggering views of the entire L.A. basin. The highest concentration of celebrities living in Los Angeles are in this part of the Hollywood Hills, located just above Sunset Boulevard, from Kings Road, to Sunset Plaza Drive, to Doheny Drive. Homes generally range from $3-22 million.

Some celebrities living in the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip include Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue, Leo DiCaprio, Megan Mullaly, Keanu Reeves, Byron Allen, Ryan Phillipe, Buck Henry, Dido, Jose Eber and Nicky Hilton.

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229 Results
 
$3,500,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 5,400
Type: Single Family Home
 
$25,000,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 8,751
Type: Single Family Home
 
$23,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 2
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$22,900,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 10
Sq. Ft.: 13,820
Type: Single Family Home
 
$21,000,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$19,750,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 2 | 7
Sq. Ft.: 9,400
Type: Single Family Home
 
$18,995,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 6 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 8,332
Type: Single Family Home
 
$16,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 4
Sq. Ft.: 7,902
Type: Single Family Home
 
$15,999,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 7,500
Type: Single Family Home
 
$15,950,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 5,932
Type: Single Family Home
 
$15,500,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,056
Type: Single Family Home
 
$13,995,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 7
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$13,995,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 7
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$13,750,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 6,800
Type: Single Family Home
 
$13,000,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 6,800
Type: Single Family Home
 
$12,500,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 7
Sq. Ft.: 6,051
Type: Single Family Home
 
$10,999,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,348
Type: Single Family Home
 
$10,599,999
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 5,264
Type: Single Family Home
 
$10,000,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 6,800
Type: Single Family Home
 
$9,995,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,540
Type: Single Family Home
 
$9,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 8,000
Type: Single Family Home
 
$9,988,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,062
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 6,038
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 8 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 7,130
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,900,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,795,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,546
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,550,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 5,660
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,495,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 5,085
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,450,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,500
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,250,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 6,000
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,995,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,500
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,474
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,750,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 5,000
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,495,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,611
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,495,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,702
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,295,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,600
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,250,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 4,946
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,199,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,860
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,000,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,000,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 6
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 4
Sq. Ft.: 8,458
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,995,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 5,000
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,975,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 9,837
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,950,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,800
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 29, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1605 VIEWMONT Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$6,500,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,300
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,500,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,631
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jun 5, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1616 RISING GLEN Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$6,495,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,200
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,495,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,495,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 4,200
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,350,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,402
Type: Condo
 
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Homes SOLD In Sunset Strip

  1. 6 beds, 9 full baths
    Home size: 9,696 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,234 sqft
    Year built: 2001
  2. 5 beds, 7 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 12,530 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,622 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  3. 5 beds, 1 full, 4 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 9,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,743 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  4. 8 beds, 8 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 13,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.10 ac
    Year built: 2013
  5. 5 beds, 1 full, 4 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 8,290 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,070 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  6. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,372 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 8
  7. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 24,846 sqft
    Year built: 2009
  8. 4 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,179 sqft
    Parking spots: 4
  9. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 5,988 sq ft
    Lot size: 41,820 sqft
    Year built: 1997
  10. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 5,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,661 sqft
  11. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,381 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.03 ac
    Year built: 1949
  12. 5 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Lot size: 25,694 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 6
  13. 7 beds, 4 full, 2 three-quarter, 2 half, 1 quarter baths
    Lot size: 2.75 ac
  14. 11 beds, 8 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 10,026 sq ft
    Lot size: 10.28 ac
    Year built: 1924
  15. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,803 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,812 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  16. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,611 sqft
    Year built: 1952
  17. 4 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,251 sqft
    Year built: 1941
  18. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 5,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,084 sqft
    Year built: 1961
  19. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Lot size: 24,373 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  20. 6 beds, 2 full, 4 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,529 sqft
    Year built: 2013
  21. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 5,107 sq ft
    Lot size: 41,554 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  22. 7 beds, 11 full baths
    Home size: 10,466 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.19 ac
    Year built: 1928
  23. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,275 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,750 sqft
    Year built: 2013
  24. 5 beds, 5 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 6,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,146 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 6
  25. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 27,137 sqft
    Year built: 1961
  26. 7 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,456 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,757 sqft
    Year built: 2005
  27. 6 beds, 7 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 9,956 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,729 sqft
    Year built: 2012
  28. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 3,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,524 sqft
    Year built: 1975
  29. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,549 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,979 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  30. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,197 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,499 sqft
    Year built: 1966
  31. 6 beds, 8 full, 2 half baths
    Lot size: 18,063 sqft
    Parking spots: 4
  32. 5 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 9,811 sq ft
    Lot size: 16.16 ac
    Year built: 1995
  33. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Lot size: 1.55 ac
    Year built: 2007
  34. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,750 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,770 sqft
    Year built: 1966
  35. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,198 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,471 sqft
    Year built: 1967
  36. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,457 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  37. 4 beds, 4 full, 3 half baths
    Lot size: 28,757 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  38. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 10,151 sqft
    Year built: 1936
  39. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,105 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Parking spots: 4
  40. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 18,807 sqft
    Year built: 1947
  41. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,263 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,596 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 4
  42. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,301 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,863 sqft
    Year built: 1991
  43. 6 beds, 4 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 33,760 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  44. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,889 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,613 sqft
    Year built: 2004
  45. 6 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,555 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,797 sqft
    Year built: 1950
  46. 3 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,831 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,449 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 4
  47. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 10,980 sqft
    Year built: 2005
  48. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,339 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 4
  49. 3 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 3,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,844 sqft
    Year built: 1960
  50. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,036 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,289 sqft
    Year built: 1964

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(all data current as of 5/25/2016)

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