West Hollywood

Where creativity and energy meet healthy living.

Welcome to West Hollywood

When walking through West Hollywood, the energy is palpable. Whether it is the trendy restaurants and entertainment or the street art and urban vibe, this neighborhood is one of the most dynamic communities in the Los Angeles area. The streets are alive with people walking to and from venues, taking their dogs for a stroll, or meeting up with each other. It is a community abundant with creativity and spirit.

In the late 18th century, what would later become Sunset Boulevard served as a trade route between downtown Los Angeles and numerous coastal ranches. The area was bought and sold by various people throughout the years until it was finally purchased by a railroad mogul named Sherman. Named after the financier, the town of Sherman became West Hollywood in 1925. Then, in 1984, West Hollywood residents voted to incorporate the area, making  West Hollywood its own city.

The neighborhood is one of the most walkable areas in Los Angeles. The community embraces a healthy and active lifestyle, so many residents do not own cars, preferring to walk everywhere. The local parks, including a few on-and-off-leash dog parks and various gyms, support the locals’ health-minded culture.  

What to Love

  • The vibrant nightlife on Sunset Strip

  • The creative culture

  • Home to the highly anticipated Halloween Carnaval

  • Trendy restaurants and boutiques

  • The friendly, relaxed, and young atmosphere


Local Lifestyle

West Hollywood has a sub-tropical climate, creating the perfect conditions for outdoor activities. The highly walkable area also serves to get people outside year-round. The residents are health-conscious, so there are plenty of juice bars and smoothie shops around every corner. 

This community is home to many artists, designers, and other creative residents. From the street art along well-maintained streets to the art museums and designer boutiques, the avant-garde culture in West Hollywood is effusive. With such a diverse group of people, from athletes to artists to young professionals, the neighborhood is a welcoming and cooperative place to live. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

West Hollywood has its share of Michelin Star restaurants and hotels, upscale boutiques, and lively entertainment venues. Illustrating the heart-healthy culture of the community, Ardor focuses on a vegetable-based menu created with local organic ingredients. There are light meat and fish dishes as well served amid a romantically chic setting with lavish greenery as decor. Valet parking is provided by Ardor. Mexican cuisine curated from a plant-based menu and specialty agave margarita drinks is the focus of Gracias Madre West Hollywood. This restaurant also hosts special events.

Locals have a multitude of designer boutiques and upscale stores to satisfy all their shopping needs. First-rate clothing store, The GREAT, is owned by partners Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. Both designers were tagged by Kate Spade earlier in their careers and are members of the esteemed Council of Fashion Designers of America. Their line of women’s clothing features classic American pieces. Des Kohan is a bright boutique with high-end household goods and upscale designer clothing by first-rate and rising designers.

Things to Do

There are exciting things to do both daytime and nighttime in this bustling area. West Hollywood is home to upscale bars, lively nightclubs, comedy clubs, museums, and parks. Hikers and nature lovers often head to Runyon Canyon Park, a 160-acre urban wilderness park. It has hiking trails, is dog-friendly, and is available daily from sunrise to sunset. 

Featuring 70 showrooms worldwide, the Pacific Design Center represents over 2,200 leading manufacturers committed to providing the finest residential and commercial interior furnishings, education opportunities, and resources. It is also the venue for many fashion shows, screenings, lectures, and other special events. The lobby features art from local artists in this impressive building.

The nightlife in West Hollywood is singular. Bootsy Bellows is a notable nightclub made famous by its owner, actor David Arquette. With 1940s-style decor and live entertainment, it is a popular nighttime destination. Whiskey a Go Go is a historic nightclub on Sunset Strip that made go-go dancing popular. It hosts premier live music and entertainment and has been a trendy nightlife mecca since its inception in the 1960s. 


West Hollywood is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Among the many excellent educational opportunities are:

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Overview for West Hollywood, CA

35,678 people live in West Hollywood, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $75,397. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for West Hollywood, CA

West Hollywood has 22,984 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Hollywood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,678 people call West Hollywood home. The population density is 22,422.241 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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55.64 / 44.36%

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Schools in West Hollywood, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby West Hollywood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Center For Early Education
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West Hollywood Elementary
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West Hollywood College Preparatory School
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West Hollywood College Preparatory School
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