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Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide: Hollywood

Andrew Littlefield
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With trendy new restaurants, beautiful new apartment buildings, and convenient transportation around the city, Hollywood is shaking off its reputation as a tourist-only destination. If you’re new to the area, here’s our guide breaking down Hollywood’s best and brightest SoCal community neighborhood spots.

Hollywood is an exciting and lively neighborhood that is attracting many who want to relocate to Los Angeles. With a wide selection of dining options from high end to greasy goods, you’ll find something to satisfy your hunger. With nearby nature and parks and world famous entertainment, you’ll never find yourself bored.

Food Galore

Whether you enjoy the finer things in life or you need some late night carbs, Hollywood has you covered.

There’s a reason Pinks Hot Dogs are world-famous—because they’re damn tasty! This iconic hot dog stand in Hollywood serves up 12” dogs with decadent toppings that will satisfy your late night cravings. You may have to contend with a line at times, but don’t worry, it moves quickly.

For some fine dining, make sure you check out Gwen on Sunset Blvd. This Michelin Starred steakhouse features “exceptional meats” in a breathtaking dining room that promises to be a “visceral experience.” You can also grab a table at Evan Funke’s Hollywood establishment, Mother Wolf.

Some say you can find the best pizza in all of Los Angeles in Hollywood at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele. For rooftop drinks with a stunning Hollywood view, don’t miss Desert 5 Spot

If you want the true Los Angeles food experience, you’ve got to have some tacos in a parking lot. Tacos Guelaguetza in south Hollywood delivers on this experience. You’ll find glowing reviews of the pastor and lengua tacos.

Of course, the ultimate Hollywood experience is dining with the studio big wigs at Musso & Frank Grill, which has been featured on the silver screen all the way back to the 1920s.


One of Hollywood’s biggest selling points is its proximity to some of Los Angeles’ most popular hiking spots. The hiking trails around Hollywood cater to various skill levels. 

For beginners and families, the East Griffith Observatory trail provides a gentle introduction to the natural beauty of the area. On the other hand, seasoned adventurers can take on more challenging paths, such as the Firebreak Trail. One cannot miss the chance to hike up close to the world-famous Hollywood Sign, which offers an awe-inspiring view of the iconic symbol and the sprawling metropolis beyond. Make sure you bring plenty of water!

Retail Therapy

A short drive from central Hollywood, you’ll find The Grove—one of Los Angeles most iconic shopping centers. The outdoor mall space takes advantage of Los Angeles' gorgeous weather and is a great place to visit even if you’re not planning to buy anything.

Along Hollywood Blvd, you’ll find lots of quirky shops including world-famous Amoeba Music and vintage shopping at Iguana Vintage Clothing. Just a bit beyond the traditional borders of Hollywood proper, along Melrose Avenue west of La Brea, you’ll find a shopping district with something for all budgets and tastes—boutiques, designer stores, vintage, and more.

If you love finding diamonds in the rough, make sure you checkout the Melrose Trading Post—a community flea market that sets up in the Fairfax High School parking lot every Sunday. Here you’ll find local small businesses, tasty food, and live music. 

Film Buff Heaven 

If you’re a movie geek, there’s obviously no better place to live than Hollywood. Take a walk down Hollywood Blvd to catch a new release in some of the world’s most famous theaters, or head south to the New Beverly Cinema for an old school Hollywood experience. This theater, owned by director Quentin Tarentino, takes the art of filmmaking extremely seriously. Catch classic double features—always on film—curated by the New Beverly Cinema staff. The theater even features an antique ticket machine—no apps or QR codes here!

Ticket machine at the New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood


Hollywood is centrally located in Los Angeles, giving you fairly easy access to the rest of the city. You’re close to the 101 as well as the Red Line on the LA Metro. Santa Monica Blvd will take you along the east-west corridor of the city. If all your friends have moved to the valley, you’re about as close as you can get without making the leap.

Upscale Living 

With luxury amenities, beautiful views, and Semi-Furnished Expandable living, Inspire Hollywood off Sunset Blvd is the perfect place to start your Hollywood chapter. The Expandable Studios with the Ori Cloud Bed have the essentials you need to get started without the hassle and expense of moving bulky furniture. Inquire today on these units and take the next step towards making Hollywood your home!

Ori Semi-Furnished Expandable Apartments are available in the heart of it all. We use unique space-saving expandable furniture to allow you not only to relocate with ease, but to provide a reliable solution to double your space while saving you time and money.

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