Hollywood is historically associated with the movie industry but most of the business has dispersed into the surrounding areas, but significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies remain in Hollywood, as does the backlot of Paramount Pictures. Beyond the tourist centric areas of Hollywood and Sunset Blvd’s lies beautiful craftsman and spanish homes on sycamore, and palm tree lined streets that once catered to the elite of Hollywood’s golden age.


Hollywood has been anything but static, however, and after a few decades as the capital of film glamour, the neighborhood changed again. Although much of the studio work remained in Hollywood, many stars moved to Beverly Hills, and the elegant shops and restaurants left with them. In the 1960s, music recording studios and offices began moving to Hollywoodan offshoot of the nightclubs further west on Sunset Boulevard. Other businesses, however, continued to migrate to different parts of the city. Hollywood today is a diverse, vital, and active community striving to preserve the elegant buildings from its past. Much of the movie industry remains in the area, although the neighborhood’s outward appearance has changed.


Hollywood currently has a population of 85,489. The area has an average income of $33,694 and just under a quarter of the residence have a four year degree.


Hollywood has several public schools.

  • Cheremoya Elementary School
  • Vineyard Street Elementary School
  • Ramona Elementary School
  • Gardner Elementary School
  • Valley View Elementary School
  • Grant Elementary School
  • Selma Ave. Elementary School
  • Le Conte Middle School
  • Bancroft Middle School
  • Hollywood High School
  • Helen Bernstein High School

Hollywood has one private school.

  • Christ the King Elementary School
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