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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245 Results
 
$23,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 2
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$19,800,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$17,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,108
Type: Single Family Home
 
$17,400,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 2 | 7
Sq. Ft.: 9,400
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9200 SWALLOW Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$16,995,000
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
 
$14,995,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 5,932
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9233 SWALLOW Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$14,250,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 7,500
Type: Single Family Home
 
$10,599,999
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 5,264
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9145 ST IVES Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$10,495,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 7,000
Type: Single Family Home
 
$9,995,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 7
Sq. Ft.: 6,051
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,900,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,017
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,500,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,500
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,399,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 8 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 7,130
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,250,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 5,660
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,474
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
8613 HOLLYWOOD, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$7,500,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,952
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9368 FLICKER Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$7,500,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,787
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1439 DEVLIN Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$7,295,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,295,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,500
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,295,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 4,739
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 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 6,038
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1733 North DOHENY Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$6,995,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1901 SUNSET PLAZA Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$6,950,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 4,762
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,945,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,180
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,750,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 3,797
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,550,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,475,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,658
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,345,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,000
Type: Single Family Home
 
$6,295,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,100
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1667 RISING GLEN Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$5,999,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,062
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2737 EDWIN Place, Los Angeles, CA 90046
$5,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 2 | 4
Sq. Ft.: 4,300
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,950,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,402
Type: Condo
 
$5,825,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,630
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1616 RISING GLEN Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$5,799,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 4,200
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,795,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,795,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,750,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 3,501
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,549,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 1 | 6
Sq. Ft.: 6,900
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,500,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,504
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,495,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,344
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,495,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,455
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 1, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1605 VIEWMONT Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$5,495,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 4,300
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,250,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 4,431
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,200,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,920
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,200,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 5,252
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1506 North DOHENY Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
$5,195,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,963
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Oct 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3581 MULTIVIEW Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
$5,099,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 9,302
Type: Single Family Home
 
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Homes SOLD In Sunset Strip

  1. 5 beds, 7 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 12,530 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,622 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  2. 5 beds, 1 full, 4 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 8,290 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,070 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  3. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,372 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 4
  4. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 24,846 sqft
    Year built: 2009
  5. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 7,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,250 sqft
  6. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 5,988 sq ft
    Lot size: 41,820 sqft
    Year built: 1997
  7. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 5,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,661 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,348 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,760 sqft
    Year built: 1973
  9. 4 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,251 sqft
    Year built: 1941
  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 5,107 sq ft
    Lot size: 41,554 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  11. 5 beds, 5 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 6,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,146 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 3
  12. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,546 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.21 ac
    Year built: 1979
  13. 6 beds, 7 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 9,956 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,729 sqft
    Year built: 2012
  14. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,549 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,979 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  15. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,197 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,499 sqft
    Year built: 1966
  16. 5 beds, 2 full, 3 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 5,616 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,107 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  17. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,860 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,916 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  18. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,198 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,471 sqft
    Year built: 1967
  19. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,457 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  20. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,699 sqft
  21. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,702 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,909 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  22. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 10,151 sqft
    Year built: 1936
  23. 6 beds, 4 full, 3 three-quarter, 3 half baths
    Lot size: 1.20 ac
  24. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,301 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,863 sqft
    Year built: 1991
  25. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Lot size: 42,627 sqft
    Year built: 1969
  26. 8 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 4,712 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.79 ac
    Year built: 1926
  27. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,900 sqft
    Year built: 1939
  28. 4 beds, 1 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,021 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 2
  29. 4 beds, 2 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,869 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,627 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 1
  30. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 quarter baths
    Lot size: 6,085 sqft
    Year built: 1951
  31. 7 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 6,759 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,304 sqft
    Year built: 1939
  32. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,687 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,720 sqft
    Year built: 2001
  33. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,925 sqft
    Year built: 2009
  34. 5 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,097 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,068 sqft
    Year built: 1989
  35. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,744 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  36. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,632 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Parking spots: 2
  37. 5 beds, 4 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 5,707 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,042 sqft
    Year built: 2004
  38. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,364 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,781 sqft
    Year built: 1963
  39. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,775 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,217 sqft
    Year built: 1961
  40. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 11,571 sqft
    Year built: 1937
  41. 3 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,431 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,952 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  42. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,196 sqft
    Year built: 1937
  43. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,319 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,358 sqft
    Year built: 1958
  44. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,835 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  45. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,364 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,507 sqft
    Year built: 1975
  46. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,501 sqft
    Year built: 2007
  47. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,672 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,195 sqft
    Year built: 1965
  48. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,063 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,858 sqft
    Year built: 1960
  49. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,065 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,512 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 2
  50. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,703 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,477 sqft
    Year built: 1947

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