One of the most evocative roads in America, Sunset Boulevard winds across just over 20 miles of western Los Angeles County, from Figueroa St to the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades. It passes through Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, and Bel Air. The Boulevard has been the backdrop of many artistic works; perhaps most famously immortalized in the 1950 classic film noir work, Sunset Boulevard, starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson.
One of the most well-known portions of the road is the almost two mile stretch in West Hollywood known as the Sunset Strip. An entertainment hub and center of nightlife for nearly 100 years, the strip is home to nightclubs such as The Roxy Theatre and Whisky a Go Go. West of the strip on Sunset Boulevard is Beverly Hills, where the scenery opens to lush, green landscapes and stunning architecture.
In the heart of Beverly Hills, near North Rodeo Drive, the legendary road leads to the Beverly Hills Hotel and its well-known five-star restaurant, The Polo Lounge. Across the street from the hotel, locally known as The Pink Palace, is the Will Rogers Memorial Park. The five acre park was a gift from the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1915 and marks the spot where, in 1926, Rogers was named Beverly Hills’ honorary mayor. From Beverly Hills, Sunset Boulevard curves through Bel Air and toward the Pacific Ocean. One of the many reasons to buy luxury real estate in Beverly Hills and Bel Air is to become associated with this famous Boulevard which has become synonymous with American glamour.