Welcome to Los Feliz
Vibrant neighborhood with Hollywood style and hipster appeal
Los Feliz is a vibrant neighborhood combining classic, vintage Hollywood style with contemporary hipster appeal. This Central Los Angeles neighborhood stretches from Hollywood to the hillsides of the Santa Monica Mountains. Los Feliz features a trendy downtown area on Hillhurst Avenue with an eclectic array of hyperlocal restaurants, cafes, shops, and nightlife spots. The neighborhood is also home to the sprawling green space of Griffith Park. Spanning 4,210 acres, Griffith Park is the second-largest city park in California and one of the largest urban green spaces in the entire United States.
Los Feliz is known for celebrity estates, which rise into the hillsides above Los Feliz Boulevard. These grand residences showcase a wide range of architectural styles, with some properties dating back to the 1920s. The gated community of Laughlin Park is an enclave of 60 luxurious estates in Los Feliz, which have housed generations of celebrity residents ranging from W.C. Fields to Angelina Jolie.
What to Love
- Hillside celebrity estates
- Hillhurst Avenue restaurants
- Stylish fashion boutiques
- Griffith Park hiking and attractions
People & Lifestyle
Los Feliz offers a unique blend of Hollywood glamour and hipster cool. Walt Disney was living in Los Feliz when he sketched the first incarnation of Mickey Mouse. Disney later modeled Disneyland’s Buena Vista Street after the neighborhood as it was in the 1920s. Los Feliz has a vibe like nowhere else, with an abundance of trendy local businesses attracting visitors from across Los Angeles. The hiking trails of Griffith Park are another major draw that Los Feliz residents can enjoy right at their doorstep.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hillhurst Avenue and the parallel street of Vermont Avenue offer one of the best dining scenes in Los Angeles. Restaurants running along these happening avenues serve delicious cuisine from across the globe. Little Dom’s is a local favorite for flavorful Italian fare and specials such as fixed-price Monday suppers and weekend brunches. Figaro has a similarly stellar reputation for French bistro dining, whether you’re stopping by to fuel up on brunch or relax with an evening aperitif or leisurely dinner. Loupiotte Kitchen is a hidden gem with the unassumingly chic vibe of a Parisian sidewalk café. HomeState brings the best of Tex-Mex to Los Feliz with unbeatable breakfast tacos and mouth-watering brisket.
All Time has a dual identity as a laid-back neighborhood coffee shop and an inventive garden-to-table dining spot that Angelenos are willing to trek across the city to experience. Other standouts include Alcove for craft cocktails and fine wines, Kismet for authentic Middle Eastern eats, and Trattoria Farfalla for organic Italian cuisine paired with Italian wines.
Retailers in Los Feliz are just as exceptional and one-of-a-kind as the neighborhood’s restaurants. Skylight Books is one of LA’s best independent bookstores and a frequent host of author signings and launch events. Stylish clothing boutiques on Hillcrest and Vermont Avenues include BellJar, Carol Young | Undesigned, and Squaresville.
Things to Do
The Greek Theatre is easily accessible from Los Feliz’s Vermont Avenue entrance to Griffith Park. Since its opening in 1928, this historic amphitheater has attained a legendary reputation as one of Los Angeles’ premier outdoor event venues. Directly across the street from the Greek Theater, Roosevelt Golf Course offers nine holes of challenging play across scenic hilly terrain.
Los Feliz is served by the Los Angeles Unified school district and several charter school districts.
- Larchmont Charter School, Public, Charter, K-12.
- Franklin Avenue Elementary School, Public, K-5.
- Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, Public, Charter, K-5.
- Thomas Starr King Middle School Film and Media Magnet, Public, Magnet, 6-8.
- John Marshall Senior High School, Public, Magnet, 9-12.
- Lycée International de Los Angeles, Private, PK-12.