Hollywood Hills (East)

Mid-century modernism is where it’s at in the nature-filled Hollywood Hills, where you’ll find Frank Lloyd Wright’s Storer House, Richard Neutra’s Linn House, John Lautner’s Chemosphere, and a flurry of newer designs from contemporary architects such as XTEN, SPF Architects, and Marmol Radziner. Thanks to its perch high atop the city and central location to the major studios, the hillside neighborhood is home to countless celebrities and industry execs. The Hollywood Hills contains several neighborhoods: Beachwood Canyon, Cahuenga Pass, Franklin Village, Hollywood Heights, Hollywoodland, Outpost Estates, and Whitley Heights. To get a feel for the area, attend a screening at the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest, take in a concert at the Ford Amphitheater, and hike Runyon Canyon—a 13-acre park filled with wild chaparral and drought-resistant evergreen trees— for jetliner views and insanely good people watching.