West Hollywood Neighborhoods

Sunset Tower, West Hollywood Real Estate


Norma Triangle

West Hollywood, California. It encompasses the area bound by Doheny Drive and Beverly Hills on the west, Sunset Boulevard and Holloway Drive on the north, and Santa Monica Boulevard on the south. The small district is carved into the shape of a right triangle.

walkable and upscale with cafes and restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, parks, and bars in close proximity. The Norma Triangle includes a small portion of the Sunset Strip and a large portion of “Boys’ Town” a popular gay district on Santa Monica Blvd. It is also home to the Ticketmaster corporate headquarters, the largest employer in West Hollywood, as well as a number of IAC/InterActiveCorp subsidiaries, including Tinder and CityGrid Media.

West Hollywood West

West Hollywood, California. It encompasses the area bound by Doheny Drive and Beverly Hills on the west, Melrose Avenue on the north, La Cienega Boulevard on the east and Beverly Boulevard on the south.

The neighborhood is walkable, with cafes and restaurants, malls and movie theatres, parks, libraries, galleries, design shops and the Pacific Design Center in close proximity.


A relatively small neighborhood comprised of the area north of Melrose Avenue, south of Santa Monica Boulevard between the Pacific Design Center and La Cienega, Tri-West has a mix of single-family homes and apartment buildings. Those apartments make for a more transient population, but most apartment dwellers, like the homeowners, are in Tri West to stay. Residents like being near shops, West Hollywood Park and the library. The area is also relatively flat – no steep hills to climb, making it even more convenient to do everything on foot.

West Hollywood North

The area is home to both the original West Hollywood Library on the northwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Westbourne Drive (a wine-tasting bar, appropriately named The Library, is set to open there in spring 2013) and the original West Hollywood Fire Station (on Palm Avenue, now a four-unit affordable housing building). It is also one of the most walkable neighborhoods.

West Hollywood Heights

About 1,000 people live in the area. But despite being apartment dwellers, residents tend to stay, so it’s not as transient as one might expect.

Life in Weho Heights also offers the convenience of being able to walk to Sunset Boulevard with its wide mix of restaurants, clubs and shops including Book Soup, the city’s only remaining bookstore. 

Center City

The area boasts some large, historic apartment buildings (such as La Fontaine, El Mirador and Villa Italia) dating back to the 1920s and 1930s as well as smaller apartment buildings with some single-family homes and duplexes mixed in.

Residents praise the walkability of Center City. The quietness of the area is also praised. Despite busy Fountain Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard dissecting Center City, residents say the side streets are quiet.


With a large Russian population, the area has a different feel than other parts of the city. Life moves at a slower pace, and family plays a much more significant role on the Eastside but the Eastside is really about diversity.

Plummer gradually sold off parcels of his land and allowed his backyard to be used as a community park where a dance pavilion and barbeque pits once stood.

Despite many non-descript apartment buildings, the area also has quite a few historic single-family homes tucked away on the tree-lined streets.