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Los Angeles


California

West Hollywood

West Hollywood is a 1.9-square mile city founded in 1984 as the eighty-fourth city in Los Angeles County. Its located midway between downtown Los Angeles and the beach and .
It is bounded on the west by Beverly Hills, on the east by Hollywood, on the south by Los Angeles and on the north by the Santa Monica Mountains and an honor guard of giant billboards.
Less than 15 miles from Los Angeles International and Burbank Airports, centrally located West Hollywood not only affords easy access to all of greater Los Angeles’ attractions and business centers but, at 1.9 square miles, it is the most pedestrian-friendly city around.

West Hollywood is brimming with some of the "haute"-est hotels and hippest hideaways on the left coast. You may ask "Why choose West Hollywood over neighboring areas?" The answer is quite clear: Location, location, location.

You are located in walking distance of some of the best and clearly, most stylish restaurants, infinite nightlife, fine galleries, and chic, trend-setting boutiques. You have plans on the other side of town? West Hollywood is uniquely set fifteen to twenty minutes via car from almost anywhere you want to go in the LA area. You've never been to Universal Studios? Head fifteen minutes north. Going to the beach? Go west 20-25 minutes max.

If you really want to be center-stage to West Hollywood's unabashed and unparalleled nightlife, call the Sunset Strip your home away from home and stay in one of the many hotels located on this celebrated boulevard.

Some figures...
There are 36,000 full-time residents. A third of West Hollywood's residents are over 55 years of age; a third are gay or lesbian; 12% are recent immigrants from the former Soviet Union. There are 25,617 households with an average income of $35,162. The weekend population swells to 78,000 as neighbors from nearby communities take advantage of shopping, dining and entertainment.

History
Its 19th century roots as Rancho La Brea sprouted Moses Sherman's Los Angeles Pacific Railway terminal (the original Red Line), and the un-incorporated township of Sherman. By the early 20's, it was far too hot a spot to be "Sherman." The little rebel cast aside its given name and began to call itself "West Hollywood." By the time of its incorporation, it had become the entertainment, music, film, art, design and cuisine capital of the new West.

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West Hollywood is located midway between downtown Los Angeles and the beach
West Hollywood is located midway between downtown Los Angeles and the beach

   
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