8.3 out of 10

North Beachwood Dr, Hollywood

Ranked 1st best street in Hollywood
34.1197018428585 -118.321061152719
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
2yrs+

"Great Residential Street"

Beachwood is a lovely residential street that starts at Franklin right next to Franklin Village. It's a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the adjacent Hollywood area. There's not a ton to do as far as nightlife or eating out goes but it's still a very desirable place to live -- probably for that very reason. I used to live right at Beachwood and Scenic and I absolutely loved this neighborhood. It's one of my favorite hoods to live in all of Los Angeles.
There is a ton of green on this street which is great because the area surrounding Beachwood is a little bit greenless as far as parts of LA go. There are mostly apartments on Beachwood closer to Franklin. But, they're quite old and beautiful with crown moldings, hardwood floors, etc for the most part. The further north you go on the street, the houses gradually start to trickle in. There's a tiny little market about a mile up the street and then you know you're in serious residential town. This neighborhood was the beginning of the ever-famous Hollywoodland. And, you can see the Hollywood sign clear as day from lower Beachwood. There is a way to get almost right up to the sign from Beachwood; but, I've never tried it because it looks pretty dangerous. Plus, the sign's supposed to be haunted from that actress who committed suicide in the '40's so no thank you.
Beachwood is great because it is a beautiful street that's very close to tons of things to do. Franklin Village is about 25 feet from Beachwood and Franklin so you have your choice of a few bars / restaurants within very quick walking distance. It's serene and a great place to have a dog; that's for sure.
Pros
  • Beautiful
  • Nature
Cons
  • Sleepy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the most famous streets in the world (whether you know it or not)"

N Beachwood Drive is the street to which you point a passing tourist when they ask where they can see the insanely famous Hollywood sign. Heading north off Franklin Boulevard, this quiet residential street will take you right up to the front door of Hollywoodland Real Estate - the Realtor that thought to put the sign up in the first place as an advertisement for local properties in the early part of the last century. Eventually the "Land" part of the name dropped off and thus the ubiquitous Hollywood icon remained.

Beechwood runs through a community populated by aspiring and even some very well-established actors, young families and filmmakers, artists, chefs and retirees.

There is a school at the intersection where Beachwood meets Franklin, opposite a gas station. Several blocks east, one finds the Scientology Celebrity Center - a castle surrounded by gardens that is not generally open to the public.

Despite the notoriety of the Hollywood sign, traffic is generally minimal. A great family neighborhood perfect for walks and outdoor recreation.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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