With a population of just over 48,000 residents, East Hollywood is a 1.8 square-mile community adjacent to central Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake,and Koreatown. One of the most culturally diverse communities — if not the most culturally diverse community, it is home to Little Armenia, Thai Town commercial district and El Salvadoran communities.
It is also home to many Mexican, Filipino, Guatemalan, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Eastern European and Middle Eastern residents and businesses. Because of this cultural diversity, East Hollywood offers a veritable food paradise comprising of countless ethnic restaurants and bakeries.
The neighborhood is served by the Red Line as well as the Los Angeles bus system. Additionally, more “Eco-Friendly” means of transportation are being encouraged and developed, including increased bike traffic, amenities for experimental zero-emission cars, and corporations dedicated to making housing more energy efficient. The neighborhood is home to three hospitals, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Queen of Angels, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Area homes are primarily large, single-family dwellings, with some reaching the size and majesty of a mansion. There are a few apartment buildings and condominiums, but local housing ordinances prevent these structures from being too tall.
East Hollywood is west of supremely hip Silver Lake. It is unpretentious and fastidiously unkempt, East Hollywood boasts neighborhood dive bars, streetside churro stands, and community fairs where sidewalk musicians make all the noise they want.
Vista Theatre is a historic single-screen movie theater in Los Angeles, California, located in East Hollywood on the border with Los Feliz.
Vista Theatre opened on October 16, 1923, as a single-screen theater. In addition to screening films, the theater also showed vaudeville acts on stage.
It is one of the remaining historic structures from the 1920s, when Hollywood was first built up and began attracting residents to its new suburban homes from areas near downtown Los Angeles and East Los Angeles, at the time middle and wealthy class sections of Los Angeles.
In a manner reminiscent of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, The Vista is a local landmark. It has been renovated to play new release movies, and retains its historic architecture.
East Hollywood and its adjacent communities is where you go to experience the “real” not reel Los Angeles. It’s roots are deep and reach into many cultures. This is where you will truly discover Hollywood.
Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449