Beachwood Canyon

Beachwood CanyonHollywood’s Beachwood Canyon is most known for its fantastic view of the Hollywood sign.  The sign originally read “HOLLYWOODLAND”, erected to advertise a new housing development in the upper portion of the canyon above Los Angeles’ Hollywood district.

Situated between Griffith Park and Lake Hollywood,this Hollywood Hills community is home to more than 22,000 residents. The area was first developed in the 1920s. Driving through the hills, it is apparent that the area’s architects and landscapers took inspiration from the southern regions of France, Italy and Spain.  This quaint community provides both privacy and access to studios which attracted celebrities like Humphrey Bogart, Doris Day, Bela Lugosi and Madonna.

The canyon features its own market, coffee shop and stables, and access to some of the best hiking in Los Angeles.

If you’re looking to purchase a home in the Hollywood Hills where you can experience classic Los Angeles living, Beachwood Canyon could be the place for you.  Call Tony to talk Beachwood Canyon Real Estate. (310) 497-4117.

Coffee Shop

Beachwood Café, 695 N. Beachwood Drive; (323) 467-5398

http://beachwoodcafe.com

Formerly the Village Coffee shop, this little café may be a best kept secret in Los Angeles.

Shopping

Fittingly, Hollywoodland Antiques 2699½ Beachwood Drive; (323) 962.2438

http://www.hollywoodlandantiques.com

Brimming with rare memorabilia, props from early motion picture sets, along with vintage pinball machines, furniture and jewelry.

Market

The Beachwood Market, 2701 Belden Drive;(323) 464.7154

Opened since 1933,was redesigned in 1952 by architect John Lautner.

Horsing Around

Sunset Ranch 3400 N. Beachwood Drive; (323) 469.5450

http://www.sunsetranchhollywood.com

Offers horseback riding and boarding at the top of Beachwood Canyon.They offer a variety of trail rides.  One of the most popular is the four hour ride which takes you from Sunset Ranch over the mountains to the Viva Fresh Mexican Restaurant in Burbank, for dinner and drinks, then back again in four hours.

Hollywood Sign

The sign is located on the southern side of Mount Lee in Griffith Park, north of the Mulholland Highway. A good viewpoint can be reached by driving north up Gower Street from Hollywood Boulevard and then north along Beachwood Drive.