6.0 out of 10

North la Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood

Ranked 2nd best street in West Hollywood
34.081979729174 -118.376481033609
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5

"Restaurant Row!"

Not that there are a lot of residences on La Cienega (there are only a few apartment buildings) but I would never live on this street. It's one of the bigger, busier streets in West Hollywood. There is never a time that La Cienega isn't filled with traffic -- especially around the Beverly Center. I do my best to avoid the two blocks surrounding the Beverly Center in either direction. But, La Cienega is pretty amazing as far as things to do. There's anything and everything you could possibly want . . . especially food (hence, the street's nickname "Restaurant Row"). Two of the most famous sushi places in LA, Matsuhisa and Koi, are both on La Cienega within a few blocks of each other. Spanish Kitchen, Real Food Daily, and Stone Fire Pizza are all within two blocks of each other as well -- not to mention PF Changs, CPK and Grand Lux that are all in the Beverly Center if you're into chain places.
One of my favorite places in the city, The Belmont, is at Willoughby. This is what I consider to be a great bar with pretty decent food rather than a restaurant. They have an awesome outdoor space and a good happy hour. It's a very sceney place but it's a good scene -- not like a trendy one. Roger Room is a great mixology bar if you wanna hang out after dinner and if you're into trendy clubs there's even one of those at Waring (one of SBE's). There's also shopping (outside of the magical and amazing Beverly Center), hair salons . . .seriously, everything. As far as things to do, this street is pretty unbeatable.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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

"Resourceful but never without traffic"

Granted La Cienega is chock full of restaurants, shops, coffee stops, beauty and health storefronts, and two great malls (Beverly Center and Beverly Connection), but I just can't look past the neverending traffic that feasts on this passageway. It's almost unbelievable but then when you realize this IS Los Angeles and La Cienega is one of the core arteries that keeps it moving (slowly), it's not actually that surprising at all. Alternate north-south routes: Fairfax Ave, La Brea, or Highland...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"Vast area with plenty to do"

Essentially the heart of shopping within Los Angeles. Intersecting with Melrose Ave and right near by Beverly Center and The Beverly Connection, its a great place to purchase the latest trends or whatever your into at the moment. Everything is close by, but the street is relatively busy. Always in motion and traffic could get a little congested during rush hour.

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