"NoHo" is the birthplace of California, where the signing of the 1847 Treaty of Cahuenga ended fighting between opposing forces in the Mexican-American War. The “Capitulation of Cahuenga” was the precursor to the 1848 Treaty of Hidalgo.
In the heart of the San Fernando Valley, the North Hollywood district abuts Bob Hope Airport (BUR) to the north and Valley Village to the South. Valley Glen and Burbank form borders to the east and west, respectively. The 170 Freeway runs down the middle, providing quick access to one of Los Angeles County’s major arteries.
Depending on the map you use, North Hollywood is either a stand-alone neighborhood or an amalgamation of several smaller enclaves including Valley Glen, Valley Village, NoHo Arts Districts and Garnsey.
Housing stock consists of primarily post-war homes, many built in the mid-1940s through 1950s. Backyard pools are quite common – you can see them in spades on takeoff or while landing at BUR. Most houses are charming, one-story dwellings. California Bungalows and ranch homes are popular. Condominiums are plentiful.
North Hollywood home prices are considered a good value, average for Southern California. However, houses might be considered pricey if you’re moving here from another state.
NoHo Arts District is growing (up) in part from redevelopment efforts and new construction of condo towers and mixed-use developments. The community is transforming from a sleepy suburb of Los Angeles to a highly walkable, dense urban village.
North Hollywood is served by multiple public transportation systems, making it a very convenient place to live if you want a backyard but need to commute to studios (Warner Brothers, Universal) Hollywood or Downtown Los Angeles. The Metro Red Line runs on a north/south axis with a major stop at North Hollywood Station. Need to go a little further? Metrolink also serves the area and the bus routes crisscrossing the Valley will get you to either line.
The crown jewel of North Hollywood is the NoHo Arts District, home to over twenty professional theaters as well as several art galleries, dance studios, and public art. Started in 1992 as an arts festival, NoHo morphed into a vibrant, year-round regional arts center. The area contains a mix of cafes, shops and historic and new theaters. There’s always something going on and you can check out the events calendar for the latest happenings.
The Arts District is also home (no coincidence) to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the professional organization responsible for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
North Hollywood Park is home to a Recreation Center operated by City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. There’s plenty of amenities, including a basketball court, baseball diamond, playground, pool, jogging path, fitness zone, picnic tables, and tennis courts.
Within its borders, there’s also popular public skate park, North Hollywood Skate Plaza; a 15,000 square foot patch of concrete for practicing your best tricks.
Nearby North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, a regional branch of the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) has free Wi-Fi and is open seven days a week.
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