Los Feliz, also Rancho Los Feliz (named after its colonial Spanish-Mexican land grantee, José Vicente Feliz) is an affluent, hilly neighborhood that lies north of East Hollywood and just south of the Santa Monica Mountains.
It is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hollywood and Silver Lake, bordered by Hollywood Boulevard to the south, Hyperion Avenue to the southeast, Griffith Park to the north, the Los Angeles River to the east, and Western Avenue to the west and it is traversed by Los Feliz Boulevard.
Noted for its expensive homes and celebrity inhabitants including artists, authors, actors, directors and musicians; it was the the original home and studio of Walt Disney. It boasts some of the best known residential architecture in the city, including two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Ennis House and the Hollyhock House, and Richard Neutra's Lovell House. If you'd like to know more of it's history, CLICK HERE
Los Feliz village is home or in proximity to numerous restaurants and bars. They are mostly located on Hillhurst between Los Feliz Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, and on Vermont between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.
Residents in Los Feliz reside in the Los Angeles Unified School District. It provides the following schools for Los Feliz residents:
Private schools include the Lycée International de Los Angeles, a bilingual (French/English) school founded in 1978, and Immaculate Heart High School, a private Catholic high school for girls, established in 1906.
Griffith Park is home to the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles Zoo and the Greek Theatre. It also contains various children's play areas, two 18 hole golf courses, a driving range and other sports fields as well as hiking and equestrian trails in the mountains away from the residential district.
At Traveltown there is a miniature railroad operated by the Los Angeles Live Steamers and a collection of railroad locomotives, passenger cars and streetcars.