The Hollywood Dell is a residential neighborhood located in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, California, in the lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains. Before Highway 101 was constructed, this area was one with Whitley Heights and considered part of the original Hollywood Hills. The generally accepted borders of “the Dell” are east of Cahuenga, north of Franklin, west of Argyle, and south of the Hollywood Reservoir. It is fully encompassed by zip code 90068.
The Hollywood Dell is so named because it sits “in” the hills just above commercial and tourist-popular Hollywood, rather than atop the hills. In general, one must travel downhill to enter the dell, and uphill to exit it.The roads within the dell are mainly hilly, and many homes are built on hillside lots.
With its close proximity to the Hollywood Bowl, the Dell is a popular free parking area for concertgoers. Concert parking is prohibited for such purposes, and a number of entries are guarded. However, locals who know their way around can get into the neighborhood and contribute to a problematic overcrowded parking situation on concert nights.
Typical residences in the Hollywood Dell are single-family dwellings with a heavy influence of Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture. There is also an active homeowners association, with voluntary dues, named the Hollywood Dell Civic Association.