Located inside Los Angeles, California is the neighborhood of Laurel Canyon, incorporated in 1923. The major thoroughfare is Laurel Canyon Blvd., and it’s considered the main travel corridor between the San Fernando Valley and West Hollywood. Homes line the boulevard, as well as retail shops, country stores and restaurants.
The beauty of the area is apparent. Wildlife and scenic views are a part of canyon life, and hiking trails and parks offer an excellent way to see nature up close. The hillsides are covered in a shrub called a Chaparral, native to the area, that is a drought and fire tolerant evergreen.
In the past, Laurel Canyon was a hub for many famous musicians and bohemian types. Jim Morrison, Frank Zappa and Joni Mitchell all have called Laurel Canyon home. Many Hollywood stars found Laurel Canyon the perfect place to get away from the hectic life of movie making. Today, the relaxed vibe and art culture still remain.