Hollywood

Hollywood, California is known for being the center of the American entertainment industry, with many movie studios, famous landmarks, and a bustling nightlife. The area also offers a diverse range of cultural and recreational activities, as well as easy access to other parts of Los Angeles. Additionally, Hollywood is home to many celebrities and well-known figures, which can add to the excitement of living there. However, it is also one of the most densely populated and expensive places to live, and traffic and parking can be challenging.

  • Hollywood got its name from the Hollywood Hotel, which was built by H.J. Whitley in 1887. The hotel was named after a Chinese nursery called Hollywood that used to be in the area.
  • The first motion picture studio in Hollywood was established by the Selig Polyscope Company in 1909.
  • The first feature-length movie produced in Hollywood was "The Squaw Man" in 1914, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Jesse L. Lasky.
  • Hollywood became the center of the American film industry in the 1920s, with major studios such as MGM, Warner Bros., and Paramount establishing themselves in the area.
  • The famous Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923 as an advertisement for a real estate development called Hollywoodland. The last four letters were removed in 1949.
  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame, which honors celebrities for their contributions to the entertainment industry, was created in 1958.
  • In the 1930s and 1940s, Hollywood was at the forefront of the Golden Age of Hollywood, producing many classic films and launching the careers of many famous actors and actresses.
  • Hollywood has also been the site of several notable movie premieres and award ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards, which have been held at the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) since 2002.

Hollywood is home to many popular tourist destinations, as well as lesser-known spots that locals enjoy. Some fun places to visit in Hollywood include:

  • The Hollywood Bowl: An outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts and other events year-round.
  • The TCL Chinese Theatre: A movie theater that features the handprints and footprints of many famous actors and actresses in the concrete outside.
  • Griffith Park: A large urban park that offers hiking trails, a zoo, an observatory, and other attractions.
  • The Hollywood Museum: A museum that showcases the history of Hollywood and the entertainment industry.
  • Runyon Canyon Park: A popular hiking spot that offers great views of the city.
  • Amoeba Music: One of the largest independent record stores in the world, with a wide selection of new and used CDs and vinyl records.
  • The Comedy Store: A famous comedy club that has featured many famous comedians over the years.
  • The Roosevelt Hotel: A historic hotel that features a rooftop pool and a rooftop bar and lounge that offers great views of the city.

 

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Overview for Hollywood, CA

70,915 people live in Hollywood, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $43,928. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

70,915

Total Population

37 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,928

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Hollywood, CA

Hollywood has 37,206 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hollywood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 70,915 people call Hollywood home. The population density is 26,463 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

70,915

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37

Median Age

53.6 / 46.4%

Men vs Women

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37,206

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$43,928

Average individual Income

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Schools in Hollywood, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Hollywood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Selma Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Richard A. Alonzo Community Day
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
California University Fce
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Blessed Sacrament School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Citizens of the World Charter School Hollywood
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
Vine Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
STEM Academy at Bernstein High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Just Like Moms Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Los Angeles Cheder / Bais Tzivia
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Temple Israel Of Hollywood Day School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Gardner Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

Around Hollywood, CA

There's plenty to do around Hollywood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
81
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
69
Good Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Gil Correa Personal Trainer, Zen Casa, and New Rich Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.12 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.76 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.98 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.12 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.84 miles 46 reviews 5/5 stars

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