West Hollywood traces its history back to 1886 when developer named Moses H. Sherman bought a portion of Rancho La Brea to construct railways to connect Los Angeles to the beachfront town of Santa Monica. Where these railways crossed, he established the headquarters of his Los Angeles Pacific Railway Co., the railway’s power generators and a small residential area for the railway workers which he named Sherman. Today it is known as West Hollywood.
This place is home to the world famous Sunset Strip - a nightlife destination which began in the 1920s and still has an exciting presence today. Famous spots include the Viper Room and Comedy Club which is home to many rising musicians and comedians. It is also a prime place for late-night dining.
Melrose Avenue, a shopping landmark runs north of Beverly Boulevard and south of Santa Monica Boulevard and is home to many clothing stores, fashion boutiques, and street cafes. It is also home to the Pacific Design Center, a wide collection of showrooms where innovation and creativity meet to form industry standards of interior design.