Sunset Boulevard is a 22-mile famous street in Los Angeles.
If you begin at Figueroa Street in Downtown, Los Angeles and travel west you’ll drive through Echo Park, Silver Lake, the Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel Air before finally ending up at the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades.
The Sunset Strip is the most famous section of this street. Measuring just a mile and a half it extends from West Hollywood to Beverly Hills.
It’s synonymous with Hollywood glamour and notorious for its nightlife; offering a seemingly never ending selection of boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs, and comedy venues.
There are two destinations you have to get yourself into when you’re in town:
The Soho House: with all the places in town vying for your attention this one might be the only one worth the cost of membership. This private club takes up the 2 top floors of a 14 story building with jaw dropping, 180 degree views that provides the perfect back drop for sealing deals, hosting business meetings, or hanging with friends.
The Chateau Marmont: Affectionately known by local Angelenos as the castle on the hill the Chateau Marmont is as legendary as its Hollywood guest list. Located just north of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood the Chateau Marmont was originally built as apartment housing. Many of the 63 rooms, cottages and bungalows feel like home and are equipped with full kitchens, sitting areas and living rooms. Some of the rooms also have formal dining rooms, balconies and private terraces. The secluded grounds offer a lush garden setting with a heated pool
The panoramic view of LA’s city landscape is to die for and adds to the old Hollywood by gone era charm of the Chateau Marmont.
And if you’re here in June attend the Gay Pride parade. The street is blocked and filled with people showing their solidarity in taking a “stance against discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.”
Just as colorful and lively as the Sunset Strip’s nightlife is the surrounding architecture. The architecture of the star-studded Hollywood Hills offers an assorted collection of Craftsman bungalows, Spanish style homes, and mid-century modern homes.
To find a home near the Sunset Strip browse my list of Hollywood Hills real estate.