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Los Feliz, also known as Rancho Los Feliz or “Feliz Ranch” is a hilly, affluent neighborhood known for historic homes, excellent schools and fantastic arts and entertainment. It is nestled in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Contemporary entertainment, amazing restaurants and bars, local dives and classic Hollywood history are the charm and appeal of Los Feliz.
Los Feliz is home to Griffith Park which contains the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo and the Greek Theatre. The park has two 18-hole golf courses, a driving range and hiking and equestrian trails. Also located in the park is Traveltown with a collection of passenger cars, locomotives and a miniature railroad.
The schools in Los Feliz are within the Los Angeles Unified School District. There are two elementary schools, one of which is California Distinguished, a middle school and John Marshall High School which contains a gifted magnet school on the campus. Private schools include Lycée International de Los Angeles a bilingual (French/English) school and Immaculate Heart High School, a private Catholic high school for girls.
The neighborhood is also served by a library, the Los Feliz Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library
Silver Lake is a vast mix of ethnic and socioeconomic groups, but it is best known as an eclectic gathering of creative class. It also contains some of the most famous modernist architecture in North America, which is visited by architecture fans and students.
The community of Silver Lake is home to the Silver Lake reservoir, owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. There are actually two reservoirs on the site, which provide water to homes in downtown and South Los Angeles. Eucalyptus trees and a 2.2-mile jogging path surround the reservoir. There are three parks in the reservoir, the Silver Lake Dog Park, the Silver Lake Recreation Center and the Silver Lake Meadow (opened April 2011).
Also within the grounds of the reservoir is the Neighborhood Nursery School, a parent participation cooperative preschool, affiliated with the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools.
Silver Lake has become the center of the alternative and indie rock scene in Los Angeles. The Silver Lake Jubilee, a local street festival, featured live music by local musicians, local artists and community businesses. It moved out of the neighborhood to private grounds near the Los Angeles River as of 2013. The Sunset Junction Festival featured larger which was discontinued, national musicians and has been the home of local musicians such as Beck, Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Also located in Silver Lake is The Silver Lake Conservatory of Music, owned and operated by The Red Hot Chili Peppers bass guitarist Flea.
The essence of glamour and luxury are evoked when one thinks of the Hollywood Hills. It is a high-income youthful urban residential area and is home to the world renown Hollywood Bowl and the smaller John Anson Ford Amphitheater. A small portion of Griffith Park is also located in the Hollywood Hills.
Hollywood Hills boasts some of the most stunning views in the world. It overlooks the metropolitan city of Los Angeles, Hollywood and all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
The Hollywood Hills touch Universal City, home of Universal Studios. There are two elementary schools through Los Angeles Unified School District and two private schools.
According to the Los Angeles Times, “The percentages of never married males, divorced males, never married females and divorced females are among the county's highest."
The average household size is 1.8 people.
Some notable residents of the Hollywood Hills include actor, writer, director Tyler Perry, actor Matthew Perry and local Los Angeles City Council Members.
West Hollywood is known all over the world as the "Sunset Strip" which is home to the most legendary entertainment venues in the world. Nationally West Hollywood is known as a progressive green city and as a leader in social justice legislation.
There are many ground breaking legislations that the City of West Hollywood has passed. Since 1985 the city has treated same-gender domestic partnerships with equal rights as same-sex couples.
City legislation prohibits smoking in public places and does not allow the city to do business with any country known to violate human rights. The city has also banned the use of gas-powered leaf blowers.
The architecture of West Hollywood includes a high concentration of 1920's Art Deco and Spanish apartment buildings. Many celebrities have occupied these buildings including John Wayne and Howard Hughes. The Schindler House a ultra modern structure, also known as the House or Schindler Chace house is designed by architect Rudolf Schindler. World renown Melrose Avenue is home to trendy clothing boutiques, designers, antique shops and fabulous restaurants. The Pacific Design Center is also located on Melrose Avenue and sells high end exclusive furniture to select clientele.
The entertainment and nightclub venues are unmatched. West Hollywood's Sunset Strip is home to famous legendary Whisky a Go Go, The Viper room, The Roxy and the Comedy Store to name a few.
Halloween is when the City of West Hollywood hosts the largest Halloween street party in the U.S. The West Hollywood Halloween Carnival boasts to have had over 350,000 in attendance including people from other countries.