West Hollywood benefits from a very dense, compact urban form with small lots, mixed land use, and a walkable street grid.According to Walkscore, a website that ranks cities based on walkability, West Hollywood is the most walkable city in California with a Walkscore of 89.The Tongva tribe was a nation of hunter-gatherers known for their reverence of dance and courage.
By 1780, what became the "Sunset Strip" was the major connecting road for El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and all ranches westward to the Pacific Ocean.
This land passed through the hands of various owners during the next one hundred years, and it was called names such as "La Brea" and "Plummer" that are listed in historical records.
Residential neighborhoods in West Hollywood include the Norma Triangle, West Hollywood North, West Hollywood West, West Hollywood East, and West Hollywood Heights, all of which are only a few blocks long or wide.
Major intersecting streets typically provide amenities within walking distance of adjacent neighborhoods.
For many years, the area that is now the city of West Hollywood was an unincorporated area in the midst of Los Angeles.