The neighborhood of Hollywood Hills is part of the Santa Monica Mountains and contains the communities Beachwood Canyon, Cahuenga Pass, Franklin Village, Hollywood Heights, Hollywoodland, Outpost and Whitley Heights. Luxury mansions with private terraces and gigantic pools frame the backyards of the so-called “Hills”. A-list celebrities, up-and-coming actors, musicians and artists drive their SUV’s down the winding roads to grab a bite to eat or shop on the Strip in Franklin Village, the quaint little hipster community of the Hollywood Hills. Franklin Strip offers an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops and is known and loved by people who live outside the neighborhood
Another famous part of the Hollywood Hills is Runyon Canyon - a little slice of heaven away from all the hustle and bustle. The canyon got its name from Carman Runyon, who bought the land in 1919. After retiring from a successful coal business in the East, Runyon came out to California to enjoy the the climate. He and his wife, an accomplished horsewoman used the canyon for riding and hunting before they sold it off again in 1930.
Today, the area is one of the favorite hiking spot of the Angelenos. If you live close to Runyon Canyon there is no need to join the gym – a morning or afternoon hike will do the trick, you can keep fit with the best views in Southern California.