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A Comprehensive Guide to the Residential Neighborhoods in West Hollywood

West Hollywood Residential Neighborhood Guide

Discover the Residential Neighborhoods of WeHo:
A Comprehensive Guide


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Updated on Apr 16 2024 11:37am

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West Hollywood is a city with a rich history and a variety of residential neighborhoods.

West Hollywood is known for its LGBTQ+ community, lively nightlife, and vibrant cultural scene. The residential neighborhoods in West Hollywood include Norma Triangle, West Hollywood North, West Hollywood West, West Hollywood East, West Hollywood Heights, Tri-West, and Mid-Boulevard. Each neighborhood has its unique character and is walkable, with amenities nearby.

Norma Triangle

The Norma Triangle is a residential neighborhood in West Hollywood that is upscale and walkable. It encompasses the area bound by Doheny Drive and Beverly Hills on the west, Sunset Boulevard and Holloway Drive on the north, and Santa Monica Boulevard on the south. The neighborhood includes a small portion of the Sunset Strip and a large portion of "Boys' Town," a popular gay district on Santa Monica Blvd. The Ticketmaster corporate headquarters, the largest employer in West Hollywood, is located in this area. Legend has it that silent movie star Norma Talmadge had a film studio in what is now the most historic and best-known neighborhood in WeHo. The homes were originally dressing rooms for the stars, after whom she named the streets.

West Hollywood North

West Hollywood North is a mix of single-family homes, large apartment buildings, and even a few high-rises. It covers the area north of Santa Monica Boulevard and south of Sunset Boulevard between San Vicente and La Cienega. Despite being located between Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards, the area is very quiet. The neighborhood is home to both the original West Hollywood Library on the northwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Westbourne Drive and the original West Hollywood Fire Station. West Hollywood North is a microcosm of the entire city.

West Hollywood West

West Hollywood West is a residential neighborhood in West Hollywood that is walkable, with cafes and restaurants, malls and movie theatres, parks, libraries, galleries, design shops, and the Pacific Design Center in close proximity. It encompasses the area bound by Doheny Drive and Beverly Hills on the west, Melrose Avenue on the north, La Cienega Boulevard on the east, and Beverly Boulevard on the south. The neighborhood is hidden away on the side streets north of Beverly Boulevard, south of Melrose Avenue, between Doheny and La Cienega. The east-west streets of the area are Rangely, Dorrington, Ashcroft, and Rosewood Avenues, and Bonner Drive. The north-south streets are Doheny Drive, Almont Drive, Robertson Boulevard, Sherbourne Drive, San Vicente Boulevard, and Norwich, Huntley, Westbourne, Westmount, and West Knoll Drives.

West Hollywood East

West Hollywood East has a large Russian population, giving the neighborhood a different feel than other parts of the city. During the height of the Cold War, emigres from the Soviet Union found a home in West Hollywood's Eastside, giving the neighborhood a distinct character. The Eastside is bounded by N. La Brea Avenue to the east, Fountain Avenue to the north, N. Hayworth Avenue to the west, and the West Hollywood city boundary to the south (approximately Willoughby Avenue west of Gardner and Romaine Street east of Gardner). The Eastside's mix of regional and small-scale local retail stores along Santa Monica Boulevard and adjacent small and medium-scale residential areas on the north and south make the area highly walkable.

West Hollywood Heights

West Hollywood Heights is the smallest neighborhood in WeHo and is located north of the Sunset Strip. It formed in 2007 to fight off the Centrum Sunset project. The neighborhood is made up almost entirely of apartment buildings, with only three or four single-family homes left. A house on Horn Avenue, which at one time belonged to actress Bette Davis, was recently torn down for a four-story, seven

Tri-West

Tri-West, a small neighborhood located between the Pacific Design Center and La Cienega, boasts a mix of single-family homes and apartments. Its central location means residents are within easy reach of shops, restaurants and all of West Hollywood's main events such as the Gay Pride Parade and AIDS Walk. While the apartments may make for a more transient population, most residents, including apartment dwellers, are in Tri-West for the long haul.

Mid-Boulevard

Mid-Boulevard, also known as West Hollywood's Center City, stretches from Holloway Drive to Fairfax Avenue along Santa Monica Boulevard and is home to West Hollywood City Hall. Whether grabbing a coffee at Miss Melbourne, Go Get ‘Em Tiger, or the Conservatory, or enjoying a meal at Hamburger Mary’s, Connie and Ted’s, or Marco’s Trattoria, locals and visitors alike will love mingling with the diverse community that calls West Hollywood home.

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