7.7 out of 10

Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

Ranked 1st best street in West Hollywood
34.0979866039901 -118.330644825401
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Worth a lick, but no more than that"

Sunset Blvd is a must-see for anyone coming through town. However, if you live here and you're like me, you try to avoid it all costs. It's definitely worth a few visits at first when it comes to nightlife, but soon thereafter you'll likely be well sick of it. I of course have seen some pretty great music (House of Blues) and comedy (Comedy Store) gigs, plus had some really drunk nights out - a la Saddle Ranch, The Standard and Cabo Cantina, but you definitely GET it shortly thereafter. That, on top of horrendous traffic which never really dies down, Sunset is one boulevard I try to avoid at all costs.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles

"I Spy Nightlife"

NIghtlife! Full of clubs, dancing , and things you wouldnt want your mother to see. Welcome to Sunset Strip. The party gets around 11 and doesnt stop till next morning. Not exactly a great place for kids. Other than its infamous nightlife , sunset strip offers a few things to do, like eat. Aside from filling your gut...not much else to do here during the daytime.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles

"The Quieter more Urban side of the famous Blvd!"

Further east (around VINE ST) than the Sunset Strip is where I frequently find myself to be- for a few reasons: The Arclight (Cinerama Dome), 24 Fitness, and Amoeba! (a great new/used all things music/movies). There are a couple more lofts coming into the area which might increase the crowd... You're close to the Hollywood/Vine redline also and if you want to try and escape most traffic snarls try dodging onto streets like DeLongepre/Franklin- though I confess, during rush hour it's just plain annoying. But once you find your sidestreets and where exactly to cut over it'll be much easier. For instance coming over the hill I take Barham/Cahuenga Pass, turn Left over the bridge and right onto Cahuenga. Do NOT take Highland and then I zag over to Vine. Much faster. Anyway, I have fun on this street. There's also a Baja Fresh and a few hip eateries. I usually can find street parking, but again, read the signs! And don't be afraid to walk a few blocks or take the redline into town. Why not?! The vibe of the street is typical urban with a dash of "hipster". Pretty much it has everything. It just needs a few art galleries and high priced shops-- but it's the quieter side of the touristy Sunset/Hollywood Blvd mecca west of it, and presses more on the fringes of the more authentic and urban Hollywood to the east.
Recommended for
  • Singles

"Great for Night Life, BAD for commuting"

If you are looking for LA nightlife in between the 405 and Hollywood, then Sunset Blvd is where you want to be. The famous Sunset Strip is here, along with a number of famous clubs (such as the Whiskey A-go-go), the Sunset Mall, a huge Guitar Center store, and a number of other reasons to visit. Towards the eastern end you are pretty much in the center of the Hollywood tourist areas. So whether you're a single out clubbing or a family on vacation, Sunset Blvd is a place you will have to go in LA.

However, if you have lived in the are for more than a week, you will have learned that there are certain times of day you just don't want to have to be on that Sunset, or any of the streets that run parallel to it. During commuter hours the street is a mess. And so are Hollywood Blvd, Santa Monica Blvd, and Wilshire Blvd (the nearest main thoroughfares going in the same direction). It will take you an hour to go five miles during rush hour traffic. So I advise not trying to run your errands from either 6am-9am or 5pm-8pm. Any other time of day though is not so bad.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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