Originally named after developer J.B. Lankershim, the area once known as “Lankershim” was renamed “North Hollywood” in 1927 as a way of taking advantage of the fascination that the public had with its glamorous neighbor, Hollywood. A subsequent wave of development occurred which turned the once agricultural community into a suburb of L.A.
Today, North Hollywood is home to Universal Studios and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1992, the city’s chamber of commerce, working in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, proposed the establishment of a theater and arts district for the city. The “NoHo Arts District” is a unique mix of shops, cafes and restaurants, art galleries, and a total of 31 theaters producing a wide variety of works, from the classics to contemporary theater.
The NoHo district is unique in that, unlike the rest of the L.A. area, it’s accessible on foot, low-key, and slow-paced. However, running right through the middle of North Hollywood is California Hwy 170 also known as the Hollywood Freeway. One of the principal freeways in Los Angeles, it is one of the busiest in the country. Traffic flows into and out of this freeway from I-5 to the north and U.S. 101 to the south, two of the most-trafficked and congested freeways in California.
Whether you’re a resident of this eclectic L.A. neighborhood or are visiting the NoHo District, Universal Studios Hollywood, taking a tour of the Warner Brothers Studio, or taking a drive to see the famous “Hollywood” sign, you’re bound to encounter congested roadways throughout the area. The Los Angeles metro area has four of the world’s most congested highways.
With more and more vehicles on these roads every year and an increase in distracted drivers due to smartphones, radios, GPS and more, there is a pretty good chance that you’ll be involved in an accident at some point in time. The number of freeway accidents per capita in L.A. County is one of the largest in the country.
So, what can you do? Learn to drive defensively, eliminate distractions, and make sure that you have great insurance coverage to protect yourself if you should have the misfortune of being involved in a car accident.
How can you be sure that you have adequate coverage with your current policy? You can spend lots of your valuable time researching different insurers on your own. Or you could enlist the services of an independent insurance broker like Daniel Fraisse.
Dan Fraisse has been helping customers negotiate the insurance industry for years. He has formed good relationships with many of the big insurance companies, but he works for you, the consumer. He’ll make sure that you have the right type and level of coverage at a price that doesn’t break your budget.
Contact our office if you’re looking to update or replace your current policy or if you’re shopping for car insurance for the first time.
North Hollywood Facts
ZIP codes: 91601-91618
Area codes: 818, 323
County: Los Angeles