Welcome to Los Feliz
Los Feliz is the birthplace of one of California’s most iconic celebrities: Mickey Mouse.
Walt Disney was living in the garage of his aunt and uncle’s Los Feliz house when he first drew the character that would become the world’s best-known mouse. He would later open his first animation studio just down the street. Buena Vista Street, the entrance of California Adventure, the 2001 theme park addition to the Disneyland Resort, is modeled after a 1920s version of the neighborhood.
Inhabited by an eclectic mix of residents, this east side enclave is a wonderful hodgepodge of historic mansions and charming apartment buildings. This rare hybrid manages to offer both urban charm in the form of local shops, restaurants, and bars, and nature, thanks to the many trails and grassy knolls of Griffith Park.
Los Feliz’s hip, hyperlocal boutiques, and restaurants draw Angelenos from all over the city. If they don’t come for the ample brunch options or classic nightlife outposts, they come for Griffith Park’s staggering views of the city.