There are few neighborhoods in Los Angeles more central than Hollywood's Whitley Heights. "The Hill" may feel far from the city, but venture down to any of the boulevards and you're right in the thick of it. Unfortunately, "the thick of it" is a good description of traffic in Hollywood.

There is hope, though. Commuting is easier than ever due to some seriously underrated public transportation -- the Metro Red Line, which stops at Hollywood & Highland, and the Dash, which has several Hollywood routs.

Should you feel compelled to drive, check out this very handy Hollywood Traffic site, and remember to bring quarters for the meter!