Laurel Canyon

Steeped in history and intrigue as it is in winding hillsides.

Welcome to Laurel Canyon

im Morrison and Carole King are just a couple of the rock legends that made Laurel Canyon their home in the 70s. Steeped in history and intrigue as it is in winding hillsides, it’s still a quick jaunt over to Chateau Marmont and other historic Sunset Strip faves.

Leaving Hollywood is a little more special by way of the twists and turns of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The at-times cathartic drive (best caught during off hours) promises glimpses of bohemian bungalows to soaring modern architecture, on the steady climb to charmsville.

STORY POSTED ON: NOVEMBER 22, 2018 | NOTABLE SALE NEIGHBORHOOD: LAUREL CANYON

Through the verdant, winding hills of Laurel Canyon, we find some of LA’s most beautiful homes. This Modern Contemporary is a metamorphosis of its former self.

STORY POSTED ON: FEBRUARY 25, 2015 | NOTABLE SALE NEIGHBORHOOD: LAUREL CANYON

1939—a truly golden year in Hollywood film history. Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington all made their premieres this year. It was also the same year that this gorgeous, private bungalow retreat at 2153 Kress Street was built

STORY POSTED ON: OCTOBER 28, 2017 NEIGHBORHOOD: LAUREL CANYON

A stunning example of mid-century modern design at its best, the four-bedroom, four-bath home is 3,212 sq. ft. and sits on more than an acre of land in a hidden canyon with tree top views. Asking price is $2.95 million. The home has been faithfully restored and updated by architect Tony Unruh of Unruh Boyer.

A Laurel Canyon address such as 8660 Allenwood Road says it all. Storied rock and roll culture? Check. Wonderland Elementary? Check. Close proximity to World Famous Sunset Strip, Runyon Canyon, the Mulholland Tennis Club, shops and dining along Ventura Blvd? Check.

Built in 1958, 2344 Sunset Heights Drive was built during the time shortly after World War II when designers were constructing experimental homes. According to Frank Mulcahy in a 1962 edition of the Los Angeles Times, “Experimental homes, or case study homes as they are sometimes called, have had a marked influence on the industry.

8529 Ridpath Drive is the perfect artists’ retreat in Laurel Canyon’s desirable Kirkwood Bowl. Echoing mid-century modern design, it was built in 1962, which was still early in the decade that marked Laurel Canyon as the epicenter of Rock ‘n Roll. By the late 1960s, Carole King, Brian Wilson, Jim Morrison, Dusty Springfield, Joni Mitchel.

Leaving Hollywood is a little more special by way of the twists and turns of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The at-times cathartic drive (best caught during off hours) promises glimpses of bohemian bungalows to soaring modern architecture, on the steady climb to charmsville. 

Commissioned in 1958 for Roy and Carol Mills and their children, 8840 Lookout Mountain was an engineering marvel of its time. In fact, the Mills Residence received the first Architect-Builder-Crier Award as an unusual hillside dwelling. Designed by Donald P. Polsky, FAIA, this distinguished Mid-Century Modern home is influenced by Polsky’s mentor.

Ah, the Sunset Strip. It’s a particular alliteration that inspires glamour, intrigue, and images of a history unique to the allure of Old Hollywood. 8787 Appian Way, with its classic Mediterranean Revival design, sits nestled not far from this famed icon among scenic, winding vistas. 

Nestled in the heart of Bungalow Land, 2125 Upper Kress is a stunning, private property that features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2-car garage and boasts magnificent canyon views. Located in arguably one of the most magical neighborhoods in LA, the home is situated in the coveted Wonderland school district.

STORY POSTED ON: JANUARY 21, 2015 | NOTABLE SALE | TRUST & ESTATE SALE
NEIGHBORHOOD: LAUREL CANYON

Built in 1935, this stunning Spanish home at 8917 Appian Way sits perched in the quiet, creative enclave of Laurel Canyon, not too far from the trendy Sunset Strip. But don’t let the quiet façade fool you—the spirit of counterculture abounds. This gorgeous owner-designed hillside retreat was home to artistic types and found good company.

STORY POSTED ON: OCTOBER 8, 2014 | NOTABLE SALE | TRUST & ESTATE SALE
NEIGHBORHOOD: LAUREL CANYON

Perched in a hilly architectural enclave, 8626 Skyline Drive was extensively remodeled in 2008 by John Bertram at Bertram Architects, who replaced “nearly every inch of the house.” The well-positioned property is found along a dramatic ridge line at the top of L.A.’s historical Laurel Canyon neighborhood.
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Overview for Laurel Canyon, CA

48,749 people live in Laurel Canyon, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $72,464. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,749

Total Population

38.4 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$72,464

Average individual Income

Around Laurel Canyon, CA

There's plenty to do around Laurel Canyon, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
11
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
41
Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Have Your Cake LA, Carroll Custom, and CCFITNESS.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.36 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.27 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.57 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.06 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.24 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Laurel Canyon, CA

Laurel Canyon has 28,249 households, with an average household size of 1.7. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Laurel Canyon do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,749 people call Laurel Canyon home. The population density is 8,604.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,749

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.4

Median Age

53.09 / 46.91%

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28,249

Total Households

1.7

Average Household Size

$72,464

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Schools in Laurel Canyon, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Laurel Canyon. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Wonderland Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Just Like Moms Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
West Hollywood College Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Los Angeles Cheder / Bais Tzivia
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad - West Coast
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
ABC Little Schools - West Hollywood
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Temple Israel Of Hollywood Day School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
West Hollywood College Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Gardner Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Melrose Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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