West Hollywood is the heartbeat of Los Angeles. From its iconic Sunset Strip lined with palm trees and rich Hollywood history to its breathtaking views and storied hillside mansions, West Hollywood has a magical sensibility and allure that is all it's own. If you are thinking of relocating to West Hollywood, visiting West Hollywood, or looking to buy a new home in West Hollywood, here are some insider tips for you! We interviewed two West Hollywood residents to share with us what makes West Hollywood special to them. LHspaces | Compass Senior Partner, Brent Fuchs and LHspaces | Compass Senior Vice President, Sham Nooristani give us an insiders look into this jewel of a town.
I've always loved West Hollywood, even before living here. There is an energy in the air that you can almost feel. My favorite aspect of the city is that you can walk everywhere, no matter which part of town you live in. The whole city has easy access to various gyms, fantastic restaurants, and shopping, nightlife for everyone, grocery stores, and more. It's really a walker's paradise.
I think the thing that makes it special is the residents. It's a super diverse community where everyone welcomes everyone. I've never felt unsafe or unwelcome anywhere. Even during some of the busiest events that the city hosts, like the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval or Pride, there is a positive feeling from everyone who attends. The local police and fire departments also do a great job to help keep these events as organized as possible for residents.
Some of my favorite restaurants are Pi on Sunset for easy Mediterranean takeout, WeHo Bistro for brunch, Izakaya Tora for easy/casual sushi/happy hour, Zinque for cocktails on the patio, and Marix for a group dinner. I also love Dialog Cafe for Coffee/breakfast bites. For a fun outing with friends, there are endless options on Sunset Blvd & Santa Monica. There is Bar Lubitsch, Rocco's, or even Pump if you'd like a nice patio atmosphere. There really are so many places to list that we couldn't fit them all! I find myself never having to leave West Hollywood if I'm not traveling to meet friends somewhere else.
I love it so much, I bought my home in West Hollywood. : )
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I have lived in West Hollywood for about 3 years and I absolutely love it. I can walk to everything and rarely drive my car anywhere since everything is so close. It has more walkability than most of Los Angeles and has kept the old Spanish charm (which I love) in many of the homes. A lot of people have dogs so it is very pet friendly and easy to meet people. There are wonderful coffee shops, restaurants, and bars all within walking distance (why I moved to WeHo).
It has been a fun, diverse, and safe place to live. There is so much to do from daytime activities, shopping, local businesses, outdoor spaces, and nightlife.
Disclaimer: I haven’t gone out at night in WeHo in a long time, but my favorite daytime spots are: Urth Cafe on Melrose for coffee, ChaCha on Robertson for matcha, Croft Ally for a light lunch, Rosealine for dinner, Laurel Hardware for first dates, Health House for early morning group workouts, run up La Cienega to Sunset for my outdoor exercise, Vegan Glory for my favorite Thai food in all of Los Angeles, Ysabel for birthday dinners, LOVE the Melrose Place Sunday farmers market + occasional pop-up shops.
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