"The Father of Hollywood"
Nestled in hills covered in towering eucalyptus, palm trees and colorful bougainvillea, Whitley Heights was built in the 1920's as part of a grand scheme by visionary developer Hobart Whitley to create an "Italian Hill Village."
The streets follow the contours of the topography and the architecture is based on Spanish and Italian styles. This was the Beverly Hills of yesteryear and some of the most impressive homes in Hollywood are located here. Stars like Maurice Chevalier, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, Ethel Barrymore, Carole Lombard, W.C. Fields and many others lived and held legendary parties in the "Heights."
The Whitley Heights neighborhood is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful areas of the Hollywood Hills and it is now a protected National Historic Conservancy area.