What Sets MT OLYMPUS Apart?
There are many nearby hillside communities above Sunset Strip – each with its own distinctive character: Nichols Canyon, Sunset Plaza, Runyon Canyon, Outpost, Doheny Estates, & Laurel Canyon. What is distinctive about Mount Olympus?
The Answer is Very Specific:
1] Underground Utilities :
Not only is that a safer alternative, but there are no unsightly poles & wires to disturb the look of the streets or interfere with the views.
2] Wide Flat Streets
Another Safer Alternative – but it also means that there are NO RED FLAG DAYS in Mount Olympus!
In most of Laurel Canyon, Nichols, Sunset Plaza & a large portion of Doheny & the “birds”, the streets are too narrow to allow a fire truck to pass if any vehicle is parked. So on those days when the humidity is low & the fire danger is high, the Fire Dept declares “red flag days”. On some streets you will actually see Red Flag Signs posted.
During a Red Flag Alert, No Street Parking of any kind is permitted by any vehicle . It is typical that in any given year there are over one hundred red flag days! Not very convenient if you are a homeowner! That does not occur in Mt Olympus!
3] Underground & Above-Ground Storm Drain System
The cost of engineering this system back in the 60′s almost broke the developers! But during rainy seasons it has protected every homeowner in the development! Excess rainwater is collected in above-ground cement gullies that run both horizontal & vertical. They empty into 9″ drain openings at various intervals & then travel underground & connect to the city sewer system. That prevent hillside erosion, and does not exist elsewhere in the Hollywood Hills West Area.
4] Private Security Patrol with a Full-time Dedicated Vehicle
One car -24/7- is Exclusive to Mount Olympus