Los Feliz is known for its celebrity residents and many beautiful historic homes. This affluent neighborhood is situated in L.A’s mid region and is in the hillsides of the Santa Monica Mountains.
There are several distinct communities in Los Feliz like Laughlin Park, Franklin Hills, Los Feliz Hills, and Los Feliz Village. It is bordered by Griffith Park, Atwater Village, Silver Lake, East Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, and Hollywood. Los Feliz was named after José Vicente Feliz who was a Spanish-Mexican land grantee.
This neighborhood is known for its creative residents and many artists, musicians, and actors get their inspirations here. With its many multi-million dollar homes this community is one of the most affluent areas of Los Angeles. You’ll find architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. And Walt Disney first drew Mickey Mouse in his uncle’s garage here on Kingswell Avenue.
This highly diverse neighborhood of 2.61 square miles, counted over 35,000 residents during the 2000 census. An interesting fact: Los Feliz has high percentages of never-married men and women as well as widowed women.
Most of the commercial business is in Los Feliz Village which runs from Prospect Avenue to Los Feliz Boulevard. It has more affordable housing than other parts of the community and includes blocks single-family homes and apartments. Residents enjoy the coffee shops and restaurants here as well as vintage clothing stores. At the other end of the spectrum is Los Feliz Hills which has the expensive mansions and is located north of Los Feliz Boulevard.
Los Feliz has several public schools as well as private schools like Lycée International de Los Angeles, Los Feliz campus. John Marshall Senior High School of the Los Angeles Unified School District was opened in 1931 and has gone through many renovations including one after the Sylmar earthquake in 1971.
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