Laurel Canyon

is a canyon neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills located between Sunset Hills to the west and Nichols Canyon to the east. It was first developed in the 1910s, and became a part of the city of Los Angeles in 1923 (prior to then, it was an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County). Community life is focused on its central thorough fare, Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Unlike other nearby canyon neighborhoods, Laurel Canyon has houses lining one side of the main street most of the way up to Mulholland Drive. There are many side roads that branch off the main canyon into self-contained macro-neighborhoods including Laurel Hills, Briar Summit, and Woodrow Wilson Drive commonly called Celebrity Row. Many film stars of the early 19th century such as Charlie Chaplin took refuge in Laurel Canyon and built exquisite homes that are now the historical back drop of Hollywood’s past in the canyon. Home styles range from Spanish Revival to Mid-Century Modern to Traditional making this the most eclectic area in the Hollywood Hills.