Los Feliz (pronounced Los FEE-liss) is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles. It is bordered to the north by Griffith Park and Atwater Village, to the south by Silver Lake and East Hollywood, and to the west by Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills.
Los Feliz is know for its broad range of architectural styles and the neighborhood includes works by famous architects including Wallace Neff, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, and R.M. Schindler.
The area known as the “Los Feliz Hills” refers to the area between Los Feliz Boulevard and Griffith Park. The Los Feliz Hills is one of the wealthiest areas of Los Angeles containing many multimillion-dollar homes.
The walkable areas along Vermont Ave. and Hillhurst Ave. represent the main commercial district, known as Los Feliz Village. These two parallel stretches are home to numerous historic storefronts housing a variety of trendy shops, restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, dive bars, and even a historic movie theater.
Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country, and is popular among hikers, bikers, and stargazers alike. The park is home to the famous Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre, as well as the Los Angeles Zoo. It is also known for its wildlife including a large coyote population, bobcats, and arguably its most famous resident, P-22, one of the last remaining mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains. (Side Note: a koala went “missing” from the Zoo earlier this year…)
The median yearly household income in 2008 was $50,793, which is about the same as the rest of Los Angeles.
My husband lived here while we were dating. I always think of Los Feliz as upscale. It is easy to get to the 101 and the 5 but there is usually a ton of traffic mostly on the weekend although I am told the locals have secret short cuts! It is wonderful to be nestled in to Griffith Park; there is so much to do – hike, run, play, picnic, music, horses etc! It is like our “Central Park” and we are lucky it is protected.