Relaxed and cool, This eastside enclave features idyllic homes in its hillside setting. This neighborhood boasts some serious history, as it has long been home to movie stars, musicians, and the Hollywood elite. It boasts some of the best-known residential architecture in the city, including two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright—the Ennis House and the Hollyhock House—and Richard Neutra's Lovell House.  Boutiques, cafes, and charming restaurants line the streets in Los Feliz Village. Griffith Park flanks the north side of Los Feliz,  complete with scenic trails and the highly praised Griffith Observatory overlooking the city. 

Spend a day here: Macarons and cafe au lait for breakfast? Yes, please, at the transportive Café Figaro. Then, on to the Griffith Observatory for incredible views of the city and a lesson on the cosmos. Don't miss the planetarium show or the Tesla coil. Head down to the grassy knolls of Griffith Park for lunch at The Trails Cafe. Then, spend your afternoon with a novel at Skylight Books or at a matinee screening at the vintage Los Feliz Cinema. Have dinner under romantic market lighting on the patio at Alcove.

Demographics: In 2008 the city estimated that the population had increased to 36,933. The median age for residents was 36. The neighborhood was highly diverse ethnically. The breakdown was caucasian, 57.6%; Latinos, 18.7%; Asians, 13.5%; African Americans, 3.7%, and others, 6.6%. 

Schools:

  • John Marshall Senior High School (LAUSD)
  • Franklin Avenue Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Los Feliz Elementary School (LAUSD)
  • Thomas Starr King Middle School (LAUSD)
  • Our Mother of Good Counsel (private)
  • Lycée International de Los Angeles Los Feliz campus (private)