Franklin Hills is an enchanting mix of 1920s’ to mid-century homes on the very east edge of Los Feliz and is Silver Lake’s neighbor to the west. This historic hill top community,located next to Los Feliz Village, is filled with hillside homes offering panoramic city/downtown/mountain views in every direction. Franklin Hills is a unique community which is particularly pedestrian friendly, at least if you are up for a real work out. The Franklin Hills Public Stairway system consists of a series of 14 staircases originally built in the 1920′ to provide homeowners with pedestrian access to the trolley lines below. The trolley is no longer, but residents and visitors alike still use the stairways for exercise and as shortcuts from one section of the neighborhood to another.The “Shakespeare Bridge” on Franklin Avenue is a local landmark revered by homeowners, who tend an adjacent median garden. Below the Shakespeare Bridge is Lycee de Internationale Los Angeles which is one of two active French school systems in Los Angeles.