North Hollywood is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. North Hollywood was established by the Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Company in 1887. It was first named “Toluca” before being renamed “Lankershim” in 1896 and finally “North Hollywood” in 1927 in an attempt to capitalize on its close proximity to Hollywood glamour.
Despite the name, it is not contiguous with Hollywood, instead, it is on the other side of the Hollywood Hills and bordered by Burbank, Studio City, Sun Valley, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen and Valley Village.
The community has been undergoing many changes and developing, thanks in large part to the efforts to recapture North Hollywood’s historic image and restore the area’s economy such as the formation of the 743-acre North Hollywood Development District.
The community is quickly being transformed from a suburb-like setting into a metropolitan center with a walkable, urban-village feel. New condominium towers are being built amidst older one-story bungalows and small apartment complexes. Much of the construction is centered around the NoHo Arts District and the Metro Stations for the Red Line and the Orange Line, turning the area into a regional hub for the San Fernando Valley.
Local attractions include the NoHo Arts District and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the North Hollywood Recreation Center, the Valley Plaza Recreation Center, and the nearby Universal Studios Amusement Park.
Side Note: The Federal Bar in the NoHo Arts District has one of the Best Burgers in Los Angeles!