Welcome to West Hollywood
A lively community located at the base of Hollywood Hills.
West Hollywood (WeHo) is one of the liveliest cities in Los Angeles County due to its rapid development, glamorous atmosphere, and unique character. The museums, restaurants, and shops here are some of the best in the world. The area's bohemian ambiance and iconic music venues make it a fascinating and enjoyable place to live. West Hollywood comes alive at night with some of the best clubs and bars in California.
You can find peaceful residential streets tucked away in the bustling heart of this global metropolis. Havenhurst Drive, Harper Avenue, and Fountain Avenue offer upscale, urban living in the luxurious, amenity-laden apartments that line their well-maintained streets, which feature spacious interiors and convenient proximity to all of West Hollywood’s action. Numerous beautiful Spanish Revival and Art Deco apartment buildings from the 1920s are found in WeHo and showcase some of California’s most distinct architecture.
What to Love
- The Sunset Strip’s incredible shopping and nightlife
- Beautiful views
- Luxurious, expansive properties
- LGBT-friendly scene anchored by The Abbey
West Hollywood is lovingly known as “The Creative City” for its thriving arts and culture. Locals here are creative, active people who long to soak up the glamorous lifestyle that West Hollywood offers. Residents here are very friendly and welcoming of all walks of life. From world-class shopping and entertainment on Sunset Strip to popular, locally-owned art galleries and restaurants, locals never have trouble finding ways to stay active in their community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
West Hollywood is home to hundreds of high-end boutiques that cater to every shopper’s style. The Beverly Center has everything from high-end retail stores to mall staples. After browsing its beloved stores, be sure to stop inside one of the dining establishments located inside the mall.
Sunset Plaza is the place to satisfy your cravings for high-end dining, spa treatments, jewelry, and clothing. This outdoor shopping district spans two blocks and features more than just stores. Restaurants and entertainment venues also flank the plaza.
Every inch of West Hollywood is packed with casual and fine dining options. It seems as if every block in WeHo has at least one restaurant catering to vegans and vegetarians, but Pura Vita stands out as the best. The amazing flavors at this vegan Italian restaurant result from the careful re-creation of classic recipes by the head chef.
Saddle Ranch Chop House is a local favorite and serves delicious meals for the whole family. Dine on classic American fare and visit one of the restaurant’s three bars serving alcoholic beverages. Dine alongside some of California’s A-list celebrities at Nobu, whose sushi concoctions are out-of-this-world. While there, be sure to try the wagyu tacos or the seabass jalapeno miso.
There is no shortage of entertainment in West Hollywood. Sunset Strip is a well-known commercial district with a wide variety of establishments, including restaurants, stores, nightclubs, bars, comedy clubs, hotels, and more. The Abbey Food & Bar is an iconic LGBT community staple that boasts a positive, fun energy, a welcoming staff, tasty drinks, and great music.
Things to Do
LA Pride is one of the oldest and largest LGBT celebrations in the United States, and it happens every year in June during Pride Week. The three-day celebration features various musical acts, visual artists, and delicious cuisine before ending with a huge procession along Santa Monica Boulevard.
West Hollywood is known as a cultural hub, and the Pacific Design Center, created by Cesar Pelli, is a prime example of the city's rich history. The Museum of Contemporary Art is also located here and hosts a myriad of exciting and interesting events.
If you are looking for a good laugh, head to The Comedy Store. For nearly 40 years, this venue has been at the forefront of the world’s best comedic talent. Many of today's top comedians began their careers here. You never know when one of your favorite performers will surprise you by making an appearance on stage.
Visit the West Hollywood Library, a one-of-a-kind community hub. The municipal art gallery is housed here and has previously shown works by Jean Cocteau, Annie Liebowitz, and Clive Baker, among others.
West Hollywood falls under the Los Angeles Unified School District. Top schools in this area include:
West Hollywood Elementary School, Grades K-5
Larchmont Charter School, Grades K-12