A room with a view will never lose its allure – especially one located in Los Angeles. High-rise residences are especially popular this year in areas such as West Hollywood, Westwood, Beverly Hills and more. Mercer Vine’s list of the most luxurious neighborhoods for sky-high living is a guide to the city’s best neighborhoods with walkable attractions, high-end restaurants, and ultimate shopping destinations.

Finding A Room with A View

Not all high-rise residences are alike – although the space may tower over the city, a view of the 405 freeway probably won’t inspire. Epic views of downtown, Rodeo Drive, and the Sunset Strip will always be coveted vistas that any guest would envy.

Mercer Vine’s list of the 5 best neighborhoods for luxury, sky-high living:

1. West Hollywood

Average Loft Price: $2,500 per month

Popular Areas: Burton Way, N. La Cienega Blvd., N. La Brea

West Hollywood is a popular location for high-rise living because of its stunning views and proximity to some of L.A.’s hottest nightspots. The neighborhood’s walkability to numerous restaurants, markets, and clothing stores makes driving to do errands an afterthought. West Hollywood’s rich architecture and cultural influences for those wanting to live in an exciting, exclusive neighborhood.

Walkable Attractions: Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood Park, William S. Hart Park and Off-Leash Dog Park

Shopping: Book Soup, Phillip Lim, Jay Wolf, Kelly Wearstler, Rag & Bone

Restaurants: The Ivy, Koi, Ago, BOA Steakhouse, Katana

Drink: Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Troubadour, The Abbey, Hamburger Mary’s, PUMPS

2. Downtown Los Angeles

Average Loft Price: $2,000 per month

Popular Areas: Grand St., W. Olympic St., S. Olive St.

If buyers love metropolitan vistas, Downtown L.A. is the perfect destination for high-rise living. Surrounded by some of the city’s most iconic architecture, downtown’s nightscapes are breathtaking and unlike anything else. Since it is the center of the city’s public transportation network, DTLA is ideal for those who are willing to explore the city by foot.

Walkable Attractions: MOCA, The Broad Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, STAPLES Center, L.A. Live

Shopping: The Last Bookstore, Austere Scandinavian Design, Fig at 7th, ACNE Studios, Cerre, Brigade

Restaurants: Grand Central Market, 71ABOVE, Yojie Japanese Fondue, Verve

Drink: Faith & Flower, Perch, The Library Bar, The Edison, The Ace Hotel

3. Beverly Hills

Average Loft Price: $5,000 per month

Popular Areas: Maple Dr., Doheny Dr., Burton Way

High-rise living doesn’t get any more exclusive than in Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive adjacency, views of the most affluent parts of the city, and proximity to the beach make this neighborhood one of the most exclusive and desirable areas. Since Beverly Hills is more spread out, walks to your favorite café might require a bit more energy.

Walkable Attractions: Wallace Annenberg Center for the Arts, Beverly Canon Gardens, Beverly Hills City Hall, LACMA

Shopping: Rodeo Drive, The Beverly Center, The Grove

Restaurants: Spago, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Il Cielo

Drink: Ten Pound Bar, CUT Lounge, Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room

4. Westwood

Average Loft Price: $4,000 per month

Popular Areas: Wilshire, Hilgard, Gayley

The Wilshire Corridor in Westwood is the city’s premier area for luxury, high-rise living. Westwood is especially ideal for buyers who work in the business districts of Century City or Beverly Hills. The neighborhood’s accessibility to UCLA and its various performance spaces establishes the area as one of L.A.’s cultural centers.

Walkable Attractions: UCLA Center for the Arts, The Hammer Museum, Santa Monica Beach

Shopping: The Beverly Center, Westfield Century City Mall, 3rd Street Promenade

Restaurants: Craft, Yazawa, Sushi Ginza Onodere, Baltaire

Drink: Soho House West Hollywood, Bar Toscana, Delilah

5. Hollywood

Average Loft Price: $2,500 per month

Popular Areas: Vine St., Sunset Blvd., Hollywood Ave.

Hollywood is an up-and-coming location for luxury, high-rise living. With attractions such as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, The Hollywood Bowl, and Dolby Theatre, residents never run out of activities to explore. The area’s proximity to the Sunset Strip also increases the area’s allure.

Walkable Attractions: Griffith Park, The Hollywood Bowl, The Pantages Theatre, Kohn Gallery

Shopping: Amoeba Records, Hollywood & Highland Shopping Mall, Melrose Ave. Shopping District

Restaurants: Providence, Gwen Butcher Shop, Trois Mec, Chi Spacca

Drink:  Osteria Mozza, Avenue, Ink, Gobbler

Let Our Agents Help You Find Your Sky-High Listing

Whether buyers are looking for an ultramodern high-rise or a more classic design, our luxury real estate agents can help find the perfect listing. West Hollywood, DTLA, Beverly Hills, Westwood, and Hollywood are all excellent choices when it comes to luxurious sky-high living in Los Angeles.