West Hollywood

West Hollywood is considered by many to be the gay capital of the Greater Los Angeles area.

Known for it’s walkability, local bars, restaurants and shops, West Hollywood is one of the best neighborhoods for those who want to have everything right at their door. According to Walkscore, a website that ranks cities  and areas based on how walkable they are, West Hollywood is the most walkable city in California with a Walkscore of 89.

Areas within West Hollywood are West Hollywood West, West Hollywood North, West Hollywood East, Norma Triangle and West Hollywood Heights. West Hollywood is also sometimes referred to by the locals as ‘the flats’ because of the nature of the topography being flat, versus the hills and slopes of the Hollywood Hills.

West Hollywood real estate is fairly expensive with the average home seller for $900,000 to $1,300,000, however many great condos can be purchased for under $500,000. If you are interested in buying a condominium be sure to check out Kings Road. There are a lot of great buys on this street and it is centrally located to grocery stores, coffee houses, bars and restaurants.


Primary and secondary schools


West Hollywood is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Elementary schools that serve sections of West Hollywood include:

  • K-6 West Hollywood Elementary School K-6
  • K-6 Rosewood Avenue Elementary School
  • K-7 Laurel Elementary School
  • K-5 Melrose Elementary School
  • K-6 Gardner Street Elementary School

(Some areas jointly zoned to Rosewood and West Hollywood)

Most of West Hollywood is zoned to Bancroft Middle School. Some portions in the south are zoned to John Burroughs Middle School. Students living in the Los Angeles area known as Beverly Hills Post Office, usually attend West Hollywood Elementary but then go to Emerson Middle School.

There are also private and alternative schools such as Dvorsky College Preparatory on Crescent Heights, which was founded to serve the Russian speaking community.

All of West Hollywood is zoned to Fairfax High School; some areas are jointly zoned to Fairfax High School and Hollywood High School.

Pacific Hills School, a private school, is in West Hollywood.

Public libraries

County of Los Angeles Public Library is located at: 625 North San Vicente Boulevard.