Zip Codes: 90046, 90068
Laurel Canyon is an intimate hillside community with soul power. it’s one of my favorite neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A bohemian artist refuge, Laurel canyon is where you run away from home, hideout from the authorities, and write music, books, and plays.
Residents form an almost spiritual bond with nature of the canyon which you are completely submersed in. When you are there, you get the feeling that you are connected. Towering oak trees, dry chaparral bushes, and gold grass inhabit this authentic Southern Californian landscape. Laurel Canyon has a Wildside. Unfamiliar sights and sounds bewilder unaccustomed city dwellers. Songbirds sing, owls hoot, hawks glide on thermal updrafts, deer wander, coyotes, bobcats, and hermits are out there somewhere. Hardly your typical LA experience.
Laurel Canyon has country folk rock roots. The list of famous residents is long and always growing. Some can argue that music in Laurel Canyon reached its Zenith in the summer of love in the late 1960s. The Musicians who made this time: The Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, CSNY, Frank Zappa, and Joni Mitchell. Laurel Canyon’s next generation are Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Slash from Guns and Roses who both grew up in Laurel Canyon. New music continues to bubble up from this wellspring. To be young mad and in love. Good Vibes.
Laurel Canyon has a symbiotic relationship with the Sunset Strip and Hollywood/West Hollywood. With their tides, so does Laurel Canyon’s fortunes rise. Many residents work and play in those cities and live in Laurel Canyon. Laurel Canyon’s close proximity to these entertainment districts make it one of the most convenient hillside communities to live in (much livelier than Benedict Canyon). There is no freeway noise in Laurel Canyon like you get in the Cahuenga Pass from the 101.
Laurel canyon is the best canyon boulevard for traveling between the valley and the westside. So the studios in Burbank, and the lowkey nightlife of Ventura Blvd in Studio City are also within arms reach.