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Hollywood is a physical place, state of mind and reference to the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry.
Did you know until the early 1910s, Hollywood was small sleepy city, mainly consisting of ranchland and citrus groves? When the motion picture industry took off, so did neighborhood. By the 1920s, developers began subdividing land and building homes in within the humble enclave and above it (in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains).
The initial growth spurt cooled down as Los Angeles spread out and more people sought homes in the suburbs. Over the following decades, and by the 1980s, the district became a neglected corner of the city. That has changed in a big way! Today, Hollywood is undergoing a renaissance and is widely considered and up-and-coming neighborhood.
Condominiums and townhouses here are plentiful. In fact, mixed-use buildings with luxury condos are becoming the norm as the construction boom brings add to local housing stock. There are several brand-new condo towers to check out, each with their own amenities like rooftop decks, pools and fitness rooms. Views from the upper floors give residents panoramic views of the hills and L.A. Basin.
Home buyers can still find older homes built at the turn of the 20th century, like single-story California Bungalows and Craftsman homes. Spanish-influenced houses with red tile roofs are also common. It wouldn’t be hard to find a few fixer-uppers if that suits your fancy.
Top floor rear facing light and bright 1 bedroom 1bath condo just south of Sunset. This freshly painted unit offers new flooring throughout, LED recessed lights, brand ne...