The Hollywood Hills, an unofficial designation of part of Los Angeles, California, are part of the eastern section of the low transverse range of the Santa Monica Mountains, which extends from the Los Feliz District and Hollywood, on the south side of the San Fernando Valley, to Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu and Pacific Palisades.
The Hollywood Hills form the north barrier of the Los Angeles Basin. There has been extensive residential development in the Hollywood Hills since the 1920s. The area includes Mulholland Drive, Beachwood Canyon, Laurel Canyon, Nichols Canyon and Mount Olympus.
The most famous part of the Hollywood Hills is the area above the Sunset Strip, which is dotted with the mansions of the rich and famous. Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip is home to the highest concentration of celebrities in Los Angeles, where high-profile residents enjoy privacy along with the best views attainable in Los Angeles. Homes in this neighborhood with a unique “90069” West Hollywood zip code (while actually being located within the city of Los Angeles), are typically $1,000 – $1,500/per square foot, making it the most expensive cost-per-square-foot average in all of Los Angeles, exceeding Beverly Hills and Bel Air.
Traditionally, the designation “Hollywood Hills” comprised the hill neighborhoods north of West Hollywood and Hollywood proper and excluding the more westerly neighborhoods.