West Hollywood, occasionally and colloquially referred to as We Ho is a city in western Los Angeles county  Incorporated in 1984, it is home to the Sunset Strip As of the 2010 Census its population was 34,399.It is considered one of the most prominent Gay Villages inthe United States. A fun place to reside.

Landmarks and distinctive places

Alta Loma Road is home to the Sunset Marquis Hotel with its famous 45-person Whisky Bar and NightBird Recording Studios, an underground music production facility. Alta Loma Road was one of the main locations for the film Perfect. Actor Sal Mineo lived on Holloway Drive in the 1970s; he was murdered in his carport just around the corner from Alta Loma.[citation needed]

The western stretch of Melrose Avenue, between Fairfax Avenue and Doheny Drive, is notable for its trendy clothing boutiques, interior design shops, restaurants and antique stores. The west end of Melrose Avenue, near the Pacific Design Center, is especially known for its exclusive furniture.

The area around Fountain Avenue, Harper Avenue and Havenhurst Drive contains a high concentration of landmark 1920s Spanish Revival and Art Decoapartment buildings by such noted architects as Leland Bryant. This historic district has been home to many celebrities and at one time the Sunset Tower at 8358 Sunset Boulevard was home to Frank SinatraErrol Flynn, the Gabor sistersJohn Wayne and Howard Hughes.

Whisky a Go-Go on the Sunset Strip

Notable business and attractions in West Hollywood include:


Primary and secondary schools

West Hollywood Elementary School

West Hollywood is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The area is within Board District 4. As of 2008 Marlene Canter represents the district. Canter announced that she will not seek re-election after her term expired in June 2009.

Elementary schools that serve sections of West Hollywood include:

  • West Hollywood Elementary School K–6
  • Rosewood Avenue Elementary School K-6
  • Laurel Elementary School K-7
  • Melrose Elementary School K-5
  • Gardner Street Elementary School K-6

(Some areas jointly zoned to Rosewood and West Hollywood)

Most of West Hollywood is zoned to Bancroft Middle School. Some portions in the south are zoned to John Burroughs Middle School. Students living in the Los Angeles area known as Beverly Hills Post Office, usually attend West Hollywood Elementary but then go to Emerson Middle School.

Private Schools in West Hollywood:

All of West Hollywood is zoned to Fairfax High School; some areas are jointly zoned to Fairfax High School and Hollywood High School.

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