The Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood Sign
Map of the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles,
as delineated by the Los Angeles Times
|Elevation||380 m (1,260 ft)|
The neighborhood touches Studio City, Universal City and Burbank on the north, Griffith Park on the north and east, Los Feliz on the southeast, Hollywood on the south and Hollywood Hills West on the west. It includes Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the Hollywood Reservoir, the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Bowl and the John Anson Ford Theater.
Hollywood Hills is bisected southeast-northwest by US 101. The neighborhood is bounded on the northwest and north by the Los Angeles city line, on the east by a fireroad through Griffith Park, continuing on Western Avenue, on the south by Franklin Avenue and on the west by an irregular line that includes Outpost Drive.
Bedrock of the Hills is a complex association of granitic and metamorphic rock plus interbedded sandstone and shale on which brown loamy soil, often shallow and with abundant stones, has developed.
Hollywood Hills contains several neighborhoods:
21,588 people lived in the neighborhood's 7.05 square miles, according to the 2000 U.S. census—averaging 3,063 people per square mile, among the lowest population densities in the city or the county. The population was estimated at 22,988 in 2008. The median age for residents was 37, considered old for the city and the county. The percentages of residents aged 19 through 64 were among the county's highest.
The neighborhood has a diversity index of 0.433, and the percentage of Non-Hispanic Whites is 74.1%. Latinos make up 9.4%, Asians are at 6.7%, African American at 4.6% and others at 5.3%. In 2000, Mexico (7.9%) and the United Kingdom (7.8%) were the most common places of birth for the 22.8% of the residents who were born abroad, which was considered a low percentage of foreign-born when compared with the city or county as a whole.
The median household income in 2008 dollars was $69,277, considered high for the city but about average for the county. The percentage of households earning $125,000 or more was high, compared to the county at large. The average household size of 1.8 people was relatively low. Renters occupied 56.5% of the housing units, and homeowners the rest.
In 2000, there were 270 families headed by single parents, or 6.9%, a rate that was low in both the county and the city.
In 2000, 54.8% of residents aged 25 and older held a four-year degree, considered high when compared with the city and the county as a whole.
There are five secondary or elementary schools within the neighborhood's boundaries:
- Immaculate Heart High and Middle School, private, 5515 Franklin Avenue
- Valley View Elementary School, LAUSD, 6921 Woodrow Wilson Drive
- The Neilson Academy, private, 2528 Canyon Drive
- Cheremoya Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 6017 Franklin Avenue
- The Oaks, private elementary, 6817 Franklin Avenue
Recreation and cultureEdit
The neighborhood includes:
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- Christina Aguilera, singer and songwriter
- Earle D. Baker (1888–1969), Los Angeles City Council member
- Jolene Blalock, actress
- Gisele Bündchen, model
- Camila Cabello, singer and songwriter
- Sam Cooke (1931–1964), singer[self-published source]
- Kevin Costner, actor
- Robert Culp (1930–2010), actor
- Elisha Cuthbert, actress
- William De Los Santos, author, poet, screenwriter, producer, film director
- Richard Dreyfuss, actor
- Anna Faris, actress 
- Errol Flynn (1909–1959), actor
- Lady Gaga, singer, songwriter, and actress
- David Giuntoli, actor
- Ariana Grande, singer, songwriter, and actress
- Stuart Hamblen (1908–1989), country singer
- Salma Hayek, actress
- Werner Herzog, director
- Calum Hood, singer-songwriter and bassist in 5 Seconds of Summer
- Niall Horan, singer and songwriter
- Helen Hunt, actress
- Billy Idol, musician
- Ashton Irwin, singer-songwriter and drummer in 5 Seconds of Summer
- Chuck Jones (1912–2002), artist and animated cartoon director
- Anna Kendrick, actress and singer
- Tom Leykis, radio and internet talk show personality
- Sondra Locke (1944–2018), actress and film director
- Demi Lovato, singer, songwriter, and actress
- Tobey Maguire, actor, paid more than $2 million for a modern home in the Hollywood Hills
- Johnny Mathis, singer
- Joel McHale, comedian and actor
- Simon Monjack (1970–2010), director, producer and writer
- Brittany Murphy (1977–2009), actress
- Kristin Nelson, actress and painter
- Ricky Nelson (1940–1985), actor, singer, and songwriter
- Tracy Nelson, actress
- Matthew Perry, actor
- Joaquin Phoenix, actor
- Johnny Lever, actor
- Chris Pratt, actor
- Keanu Reeves, actor, bought a house in May 2003 for $4.5 million
- Troye Sivan, singer-songwriter, actor, and YouTuber
- Kevin Smith, actor, director, and comedian
- Sage Stallone (1976–2012), actor and son of Sylvester Stallone
- Robert and Peggy Stevenson, Los Angeles City Council members
- Quentin Tarantino, film director
- Bitsie Tulloch, actress
- Rebel Wilson, actress, comedian, and singer
- Lloyd G. Davies, Los Angeles City Council member, 1943–51, active against gravel extraction in the hills
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