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Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

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Melrose Avenue is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Los Angeles that starts at Santa Monica Boulevard, at the border between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. It ends at Lucille Avenue in Silver Lake. Melrose runs north of Beverly Boulevard and south of Santa Monica Boulevard.Its most famous section, known as the Melrose District, is the West End through West Hollywood and Hollywood.At the corner of Fairfax and Melrose is Fairfax High School, which marks the start of the Fairfax District.One of the most famous landmarks located on Melrose Avenue is Paramount Pictures.Metro Local line 10 operates on Melrose Avenue.Melrose DistrictThe eastern end of the district, which runs from Fairfax to Highland Avenue, became a popular underground and new wave shopping area in the early 1980s. Pioneered by adventurous independent retailers and restaurateurs, Melrose Avenue captured the global imagination as the birthplace of Southern California's New Wave and Punk cultures. Rapid notoriety quickly lured movie stars, moguls, and style seekers, leading the press to dub Melrose Avenue "the new Rodeo Drive." Ready for its close-up, the avenue enjoyed its share of TV and movie cameos, and appeared regularly on Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" segments of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, in addition to pop culture gems like Entourage and LA Ink. Melrose District got its notoriety in Aaron Spelling's 1990s soap opera on the Fox network Melrose Place.
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  • Helen and I spen most of a Sunday walking this area visiting the myriad of independent stores and enjoying the great coffee shops. The weather was perfect, the distractions first class. Can't wait to ...  more »
  • We went through it on a bus tour. It was interesting to see but that's about it. The tours give you info and facts. I'd suggest only going there is using a tour bus  more »
  • Great stop in LA for dining, drinks and shopping. Cute boutiques. Great people watching. Really cute shops for finding unique things  more »