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Sunset Strip – Hollywood Hills West – Real Estate – Homes For Sale in Los Angeles, California 90069
About the City of About the City of 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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Sunset Strip

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Sunset Strip Mapped Listings for Sale


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Listing # 24376821
9330 Flicker Way Los Angeles, CA 90069
$69,000,000
Beds: 9
Baths: 14
Sq. Ft.: 24,000
Type: #24376821
Listing # 23271023
1220 Sunset Plaza Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
$50,000,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 11,412
Type: #23271023
Listing # 24396741
8741 St Ives Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
$44,500,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 7 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 14,400
Type: #24396741
Listing # 24406155
1680 N Doheny Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
$38,800,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 8
Sq. Ft.: 13,500
Type: #24406155
Listing # 24377851
1305 Collingwood Place Los Angeles, CA 90069
$35,000,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 11,800
Type: #24377851
Listing # 24377631
9344 Nightingale Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
$31,999,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 7 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: #24377631
Listing # 23342069
1375 N Doheny Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
$26,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 10,613
Type: #23342069
Listing # 24349789
9255 Swallow Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
$22,000,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 12
Sq. Ft.: 12,237
Type: #24349789
Listing # 24388665
1457 Blue Jay Way Los Angeles, CA 90069
$19,995,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 7
Sq. Ft.: 9,800
Type: #24388665
Listing # 22208277
1615 Blue Jay Way Los Angeles, CA 90069
$18,999,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 11,500
Type: #22208277

Based on information from CSMAR, CRMLS, and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS as of July 7, 2024 1:46 AM PT. The information being provided by CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW and/or CRISNet MLS is for the visitor's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties the visitor may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to a property referenced on this website comes from the Internet Data Exchange ('IDX') program of CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS. This website may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this website. Any information relating to a property, regardless of source, including but not limited to square footage and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited. IDX powered by iHomefinder, Inc.

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Homes Sold in Sunset Strip

Listing # 23318771
1898 Rising Glen Road Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $62,800,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 18
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: #23318771
Listing # 22182043
1301 Collingwood Place Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $37,440,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 7 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: #22182043
Listing # 22157247
8905 Devlin Place Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $28,296,400
Beds: 4
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 11,644
Type: #22157247
Listing # 23325249
8201 Bellgave Place Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $25,600,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 9,052
Type: #23325249
Listing # 22178101
8365 Sunset View Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $25,500,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 13,578
Type: #22178101
Listing # 23242923
1410 TANAGER Way Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $25,000,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 8
Sq. Ft.: 14,000
Type: #23242923
Listing # 23332223
1432 Tanager Way Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $23,700,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 10,500
Type: #23332223
Listing # 24344203
1475 N Doheny Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $20,800,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 7 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,734
Type: #24344203
Listing # 23280431
8116 Laurel View Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069
SOLD: $19,000,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 8 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 11,155
Type: #23280431
Listing # 24356057
1871 N Stanley Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046
SOLD: $17,250,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 7 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 10,087
Type: #24356057

Based on information from CSMAR, CRMLS, and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS as of July 7, 2024 1:46 AM PT. The information being provided by CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW and/or CRISNet MLS is for the visitor's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties the visitor may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to a property referenced on this website comes from the Internet Data Exchange ('IDX') program of CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS. This website may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this website. Any information relating to a property, regardless of source, including but not limited to square footage and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited. IDX powered by iHomefinder, Inc.

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