North Hollywood is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. Established in 1887 by the Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Company, North Hollywood’s first name was “Toluca”, renamed as Lankershim in 1896 and in 1927 the final and existing name was chosen. The neighborhood is not close to Hollywood as it seems by name.
North Hollywood is flanked by Sun Valley on the north, Burbank on the northeast and east, Toluca Lake on the southeast and south, and Studio City on the southwest. Valley Village and Valley Glen are bordered on the west.
The United States census of 2000 counted 77,848 residents in the 5.87-square-mile or 13,264 people per square mile with 30 as the median age. The number increased to 87,241 by 2008. The percentage of 19 to 34 was highest in the county. The breakdown was Latinos, 57.7%; whites, 27%; Asians, 5.7%; blacks, 5.6%; and others, 4%. The neighborhood have county’s highest percentage of never-married men and women.
In 2008, median household income was $42,791, a low number in the county but average for the city. The percentages of households that earned $40,000 or less were high for the county. Housing stock and apartments held by owners were 24.6% whereas the renters occupied 75.4%.
18% inhabitants aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000. An adult Learning Center, LAUSD Adult Education is located at 10952 Whipple Street. North Hollywood is served by eleven public and eight private schools. List of public schools is as follows:
- Bellingham Primary Center Elementary School, 6728 Bellingham Avenue
- Fair Avenue Elementary School, 6501 Fair Avenue
- Lankershim Elementary School, elementary, 5250 Bakman Avenue
- Maurice Sendak Elementary School, 11414 West Tiara Street
- North Hollywood High School, 5231 Colfax Avenue
- Oxnard Street Elementary School, 10912 Oxnard Street
- Roy Romer Middle School, 6501 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
- James Madison Middle School, 13000 Hart St
- Victory Boulevard Elementary School, 6315 Radford Avenue
- East Valley High School, 5525 Vineland Avenue
The private schools are;
- Dubnoff Center for Child Development, K-12, 10526 Dubnoff Way
- San Fernando Valley Professional School, K-12, 6215 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
- St. Patrick Elementary School, 10626 Erwin Street
- Montessori Academy of North Hollywood, elementary, 6000 Ensign Avenue
- Laurel Hall, elementary, 11919 Oxnard Street
- Or Hachaim Academy, elementary, 6021 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
- St. Paul’s First Lutheran, elementary, 11330 McCormick Street
- The Wesley School, elementary, 4832 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood has a municipal park and a recreation center. The Recreation Center has some portion in Valley Village. The park offers an auditorium, lighted indoor baseball diamond courts, lighted outdoor baseball diamonds, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, lighted handball courts, picnic tables, an outdoor unheated seasonal pool, and lighted tennis courts. In addition the center has an indoor gymnasium which can be used as a second auditorium and a community room with the capacity of 250 people.
The Valley Plaza is another Recreation Center in North Hollywood, it includes an auditorium, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a community room for 40 persons, a lighted American football field, an indoor gymnasium without weights, an outdoor gymnasium without weights, picnic tables, lighted tennis courts, and unlighted volleyball courts. Another Park is Jamie Beth Slavin Park which is unstaffed and unlighted, it offers outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, and picnic tables.