The iconic Sunset Strip has been featured in films such as “Sunset Boulevard”, “Almost Famous”, “Rock of Ages” and includes a variety of luxury homes, often with incredible views of the Los Angeles skyline.
The most famous stretch of Sunset Boulevard, notoriously referred to as the Sunset Strip, runs through West Hollywood and is bordered by Beverly Hills on the west and Hollywood to the east. The iconic Sunset Strip Boulevard features world-class hotels, restaurants, music venues and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards.
Sunset Strip Real Estate Insights
The Sunset Strip is a thriving hot spot in Los Angeles flourishing with activity day and night. Located in West Hollywood, with major attractions available at your fingertips, real estate just north of the Sunset Strip at the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains is ideal for homebuyers looking to be in the heart of Los Angeles action, with breathtaking views of the city and tends to attract trend setting buyers.
The People and Lifestyle
Glamour and glitz defined the Strip in the 1930s and the 1940s, as its renowned restaurants and nightclubs became a playground for the rich and famous. There were movie legends and power brokers, and everyone of significance danced to stardom at such legendary clubs as Ciro’s, the Mocambo and the Trocadero. Through the 50’s and 60’s the Strip lost much of it’s appeal with locals and movie stars, but during the late 1970s it became the center of the colorful glam metal and heavy metal scenes throughout the 1980s, hosting groups including Van Halen, Stormer, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Poison, L.A. Guns, Guns N’ Roses and Whitesnake.
Today, with legendary music venues like The Roxy Theater, Whisky a Go Go and the Viper Room still operating, Sunset Strip attracts visitors and musicians alike. The Sunset Strip, while bustling with a thriving night life, draws daytime visitors from all over the world for high-end shopping, dining at the Sunset Plaza- a seen and be seen locale in Los Angeles, and spas at upscale hotels along the boulevard. In addition, swanky hotel bars such as the Tower Bar at Sunset Tower Hotel and Skybar at Mondrian are some of the most popular and exclusive local retreats, perfect for business lunches or after-work drinks.