Laurel Canyon is located in area that’s east of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and north of Sunset Boulevard. Additionally, Mulholland Drive is directly to the north. Other neighborhoods like Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Trousdale, and Beverly Hills Flats are all located near Laurel Canyon. Most of the real estate you will find here has a nice Hollywood flare, but still contains the bohemian felling that many residents love. This feeling comes from its hippie roots.
The magnificent music traditions that resonate from this area are all truly incredible and they started during the 1960s. There were many famous musicians during that time who decided to live in Laurel Canyon. Some of these big names included The Byrds, Graham Nash, Joni Mitchel, Frank Zappa, and Jimmy Morrison from The Doors. Laurel Canyon also has a fantastic homeowners association that handles all of the administrative pieces that come with living in this neighborhood. They maintain its upkeep and protect that high-quality standard of living that can be found here.
Laurel Canyon has great places to eat and relax if you are in the mood to enjoy a day out on the town. You can go to a chain site such as Starbucks or enjoy some of the more local coffee options. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, or Aroma Coffee and Tea Company are all great options that will satisfy your coffee cravings. Additionally, there are great places around this area for you to grab a quick bite to eat with your friends. For a tranquil, weekend brunch, you can go to any of the following: Sunset Marquis, Mantee Café, or Vivian’s Millenium Café. If this wasn’t enough, Laurel Canyon has some of the best local dessert shops for when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth like Artisan Cheese Gallery, Mashti Malone Ice Cream in Laurel Canyon, and Stolichnaya Bakery. All of these options will provide you with a magnificent cold treat on a hot summer’s day. Below is a more detailed list of some sites that are local favorites.
Zappa lived in a house that was called “The Log Cabin”. Originally, the building was a roadhouse that was built during the era of silent films. During the year 1968, he moved onto the property enjoying the site of the bowling alley that was located in the basement. There was always an enormous entourage of groupies that followed him around everywhere he went. This house was a perfect hotspot for the groupie hangout sessions. These groupies consisted of people who really loved the music as well as those people who were aspiring to be famous musicians themselves. He never locked his doors because he was always ready to party with whoever wanted to drop by. Unfortunately, the Log Cabin actually burned down in 1982, but the remains are still on the property. If you walk past the corner of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, you can still see the ruins as well as Lookout Mountain.