Raintree Circle

The Raintree apartment – now townhome – complex was built between 1972 and 1974 by the Levitt Multihousing Corp. As the complex is located on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s old Back Lot 3 (with its own manmade lake), the small private streets here are mostly named for MGM movies: Bounty Lane (Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935 and 1962), Butterfield Court (BUtterfield 8, 1960), Cimarron Lane (Cimarron, 1960), Copperfield Lane (David Copperfield, 1935), Huck Finn Lane (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1939 and 1960), Gaslight Lane (Gaslight, 1944), Showboat Place (Show Boat, 1951), St. Louis Court (Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944), Tara Terrace (for the plantation in Gone with the Wind, 1939), Velvet Lane (National Velvet, 1944), and Wilderness Lane (Ah, Wilderness!, 1935). Raintree Circle takes its own name from the 1957 film Raintree County, a lengthy Civil War drama starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Eva Marie Saint.