Often overlooked by the immense appeal of neighboring Land Park, Hollywood Park offers nearly all the same amenities (since its affluent counterpart is essentially across the street) but with considerably less pretension.
Comprised of approximately 1,100 older, ranch style homes, Hollywood Park has been noted as the perfect neighborhood for first-time buyers. And with three schools found within the close-knit community (Leonardo da Vinci, Hollywood Park Elementary, and St. Robert School), it’s ideal for families. The fact that the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town are within walking distance is also a huge plus for those with kids.
The area is a throwback to what neighborhoods used to be. Small homes with original, craftsman details; plenty of trees; landscaped yards; and a dedicated neighborhood association, define the area and strengthen its sense of fellowship. Events include community cleanups, neighborhood bike-tune up, annual plant exchange, and large community-wide garage sale event.
Bordered by Freeport and Fruitridge, there are no shops within the boundaries of this eclectic neighborhood, but numerous restaurants, coffee shops and stores outline the borough, including Hollywood Hardware. This family-owned business (since 1948) is one of the identifying markers of the neighborhood (with a hammer-shaped neon sign on its roof) and offers exceptional, old school wares and customer service. In fact, the words used to describe this independent shop most aptly apply to Hollywood Park itself – retro, friendly, unique, and comfortable.