Los Feliz is an affluent hillside neighborhood in central Los Angeles next to Hollywood, encompassing part of the Santa Monica Mountains. It was originally part of the colonial Rancho Los Feliz along with Griffith Park, one of the largest city-owned parks in the country; the Greek Theater; Griffith Park Observatory; and the LA Zoo. Today, the neighborhood encompasses several distinct areas, including the Los Feliz Hills, Los Feliz Estates and gated Laughlin Park, among the wealthiest areas of Los Angeles; Los Feliz Village; Los Feliz Knolls; and Franklin Hills.
The neighborhood is known for its expensive historic homes and celebrity residents. It boasts some of the best-known residential architecture in the city, including homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Gregory Ain. Los Feliz was home to many early movie studios, including D.W. Griffith’s and Monogram Pictures, now the sites of ABC Television Center and KCET public television. Many residential areas are within walking distance of the coffee shops, theaters, boutiques, and sidewalk cafes on Vermont Avenue and the Hillhurst corridor.