The Hills follows Laguna Beach's Lauren Conrad as she moves to Los Angeles to attend college at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Lauren has the opportunity of a lifetime to move to LA with her best friend, Heidi, and gets a killer internship with Teen Vogue, but Heidi's immaturity makes Lauren think this move may have been a big mistake.
As Lauren begins to take school and her internship more seriously Heidi spends more time skipping class. When she gets an interview for her 'dream job' she threatens to quit school for good if she gets hired.
Both Lauren and Heidi continue to move forward with their new jobs even though they don't like what they are asked to do. When Lauren comes home after a short trip to New York she gets an unexpected call from an old friend. Audrina looks for love.
Lauren decides to start spending time with Jason but she's keeping her guard up. And still very unhappy with her job, Heidi is on the verge of quitting.
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Lauren and Jason's relationship seems to be back in full swing but when Jason spends his entire birthday dinner ignoring her, Lauren thinks maybe she made a mistake taking him back.
Heidi's spot at Bolthouse comes into conflict with her anniversary plans and Whitney lands on the runway for Teen Vogue.
Lauren's New Year's Eve plans go down the tubes when Jason gets jealous of a boy from her past.
Lauren and Whitney scope out male models for Teen Vogue and Jason plans a birthday surprise for Lauren.
Sick of the fighting, Heidi decides to end her relationship with Jordan.
When Lauren is offered an internship in Paris, her summer plans with Jason are called into question. Audrina and Heidi decide to spend the summer partying.