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  • Official Guide to West Hollywood

    About WeHo

    Rebellious. Creative. Inspired.

    West Hollywood is 1.9 square miles of rebellious and inspired culture, entertainment and design set in the heart of LA. It’s where rock & roll meets fashion, art merges with lifestyle and everyone is free to be different.

    Officially founded in 1984 as the 84th city in Los Angeles County, West Hollywood is a young, vibrant community with a colorful and entertaining past.

    Today, West Hollywood is a top travel destination among the entertainment industry, the jet set and LGBT global community. Attracting the well-traveled is West Hollywood’s stylish array of hotels dedicated to providing premium service and personalized experiences.

    The scene is densely packed into 1.9 square miles of walkability including: a vast culinary landscape, The Sunset Strip’s notorious nightlife, designer flagships lining The Avenues district, celebrity hot spots, global annual events, premier spas and fitness, entertainment and much more.

    West Hollywood is a place that’s proud to stand out. The progressive spirit and creativity of the people who live, work and play here has put West Hollywood at the leading edge of culture, entertainment and design.

    It’s time – come experience why West Hollywood is the city that’s truly LIVING FORWARD.

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    West Hollywood History

    West Hollywood History

    Officially founded in 1984 as the 84th city in Los Angeles County, West Hollywood is a young, vibrant community with a colorful and entertaining past. From its 19th century beginnings as a virtual “no man’s land,” the region soon became a prime location for a railway, and in 1894, a man named Moses Sherman bought the land and designated it as the headquarters of the Los Angeles Pacific Railway Co. Shortly thereafter, motion picture studios emerged and surpassed the railway ... read more
    West Hollywood City Resources

    West Hollywood City Resources

      West Hollywood City Hall 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 323.848.6400 weho.org   West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 8272 Santa Monica Blvd. read more
    Just the Facts

    Just the Facts

    What We Are – A 1.9-square mile city founded in 1984 as the 84th city in Los Angeles County – One of the smallest and densest in California! Where We Are – 118 21′ longitude, 34 5′ latitude, midway between Downtown Los Angeles and the beach – Bounded on the west by Beverly Hills, on the east by the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, on the south by Los Angeles, and on the north by the Santa Monica Mountains and an honor guard of giant billboards – Taking care of business in downtown, tanning at the beach? It’s all exactly 12 miles away! read more
    Pet Friendly

    Pet Friendly

    Searching for a pet friendly hotel in Southern California? Look no further than West Hollywood. Home to 1,000 dogs per square mile, West Hollywood’s pet policies truly reflect the core values of the city. West Hollywood designed a law that pets are to be called “companions” and their owners “guardians” and was the first city in the country to outlaw the de-clawing of cats. read more
    Myths & Legends

    Myths & Legends

    “Because Every Hollywood Hotshot Has Some” They Say We Say The Legendary Sunset Strip is in Hollywood Not true…the Strip begins and ends at West Hollywood’s city limits Hollywood is where the stars are Nope! It’s West Hollywood with such notable residents and business owners as Robert De Niro, Faye Dunaway, Ashton Kutcher, Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin Nobody walks in L.A Wrong again… With West Hollywood only 1.9 square miles in size, everyone walks All the Oscar parties are in Hollywood NO! read more
    Films Shot in WeHo

    Films Shot in WeHo

    Only in West Hollywood End of Days Rocky & Bullwinkle Erin Brokovich Almost Famous Gone in 60 Seconds Charlie’s Angels Jerry Maguire Mars Attacks! That Thing You Do Lost Highway Bulworth Volcano Boogie Nights LA Confidential Scream 2 & 3 The Big Lebowski Mouse Hunt Night at the Roxbury The Opposite of Sex The Negotiator Deep Impact Why Do Fools Fall in Love? read more