1355 N Sierra Bonita is very walkable, with several great restaurants and bars within walking distance on Sunset and Santa Monica. Some of my favorite local spots are: El Compadre (watch out for their flaming margaritas!), Sunset Grill (as made iconic in the song by Don Henley), Zankou Chicken, Chipotle, and the Carving Board. For bars check out Lubaviche, or Laurel Hardware for trendy spots, or Pikeys or the woods if you want a great dive. Mashiti Malones may not look it, but they serve some of the best homemade ice cream in the city! For groceries – Rock and Roll Ralphs, or the whole foods at Santa Monica and Fairfax are two nearby options.
Being in West Hollywood/Hollywood area there is plenty of entertainment and nightlife, whether it is the West Hollywood Halloween carnival, or the Hollywood Fringe festivals, or a movie opening there is always something fun an exciting going on in the neighborhood.
One huge plus of Bonita Villas location is that it’s close to Runyon. The building has a pretty liberal pet policy- you can have up to two dogs or cats, 50 lbs weight limit, so there are definitely quite a few dog lovers who live in the building. Pet or no pet, Runyon is a great place to get some good exercise and enjoy some great city views. Just a few blocks West is the historic neighborhood of Spaulding Square which is also very nice for a stroll.