Westwood Real Estate – Los Angeles, California 90024

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About Westwood

Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California, not to be confused with Westwood, California. Westwood is best known as the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The eastern portions of the district are often thought of as a distinctly different neighborhood, Holmby Hills. Westwood was carved from the old Wolfskill Farm, a 3,000-plus-acre tract that was purchased in 1919 by wealthy retailer Arthur Letts. Letts’ son-in-law, Harold Janss, was vice president of Janss Investment Co., which developed the area and started advertising new homes in 1922.

Because there is a census-designated place (CDP) in Northern California’s Lassen County named Westwood, California, the United States Postal Service has declared that all mail addressed to the Westwood district of Los Angeles must be labeled “Los Angeles, CA” instead of “Westwood, CA”. In general, all districts of Los Angeles located south of the San Fernando Valley (with one or two exceptions) are addressed “Los Angeles, CA”.

Geography

Located in the northern central portion of Los Angeles’ West Side, Westwood is bordered by Brentwood on the west, Bel-Air on the north, Century City and Beverly Hills on the east, West Los Angeles on the southwest, Rancho Park on the southeast, and Sawtelle on the south and southwest. The district’s boundaries are generally considered to be Olympic Blvd. (or Pico Blvd. and, by some, Santa Monica Blvd.) on the southeast, the city limits of Beverly Hills on the northeast, and Sunset Boulevard on the north; its southwestern boundary is the San Diego Freeway between Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards, and Veteran Avenue between Wilshire and Sunset.

Transportation

Westwood’s major thoroughfares include Santa Monica, Sepulveda, Beverly Glen, Wilshire, Westwood, and Sunset Boulevards. The district is served by the San Diego Freeway. Numerous bus lines serve the area, and recently instituted bus rapid transit service runs along Wilshire.

The area’s notorious traffic has led to calls for the extension of the Wilshire leg of the Los Angeles Metro’s Red Line subway to Westwood from its current endpoint at Western Avenue in Koreatown.

The Metro and Caltrans have also begun a project to widen the San Diego Freeway between the interchanges with the Marina Freeway (CA/SR-90) in Culver City and the Ventura Freeway (U.S. Route 101) in Sherman Oaks; the project, which will finally add a northbound carpool lane to the congested route, is not scheduled for completion until 2007 at the earliest.

Attractions

A center of movie-going on the Westside and the site of many movie premieres, Westwood is home to several vintage movie theaters, including the Art Deco Crest, the Mann Village (once called the Fox Theatre) and the Mann Bruin. Westwood is where the infamous Playboy Mansion, and home of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, is located.

Westwood is also home to the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, the last resting place of many of Hollywood’s biggest stars. A museum named for and endowed by activist and philanthropist Armand Hammer, longtime head of Occidental Petroleum (which maintains its headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard), has become one of Los Angeles’ trendiest cultural attractions since UCLA assumed its management in the 1990s. The Hammer, as it is commonly known, is particularly notable for its collection of Impressionist art and cutting-edge modern art exhibitions.

Westwood Village

Westwood VillageBuilt by the Janss family and wildly successful from its earliest stages, the Westwood Village shopping district successfully retained its cozy village atmosphere even as the San Diego Freeway came through the area in the 1950s and high-rise office towers went up around it in the following decades. However, much of this construction was planned around the never-built Beverly Hills Freeway; in combination with a severe parking shortage at UCLA, high-density development in Westwood has created some of the worst traffic congestion in Los Angeles. Even with the opening of numerous municipal parking structures in the 1990s and 2000s, finding a parking spot in Westwood Village is still a notoriously difficult task. With the proximity of Westwood’s towering business area to its shops that line the streets around UCLA, parking and traffic issues dominate local planning debates.

Recent history

Many local observers contend that Westwood Village’s heyday was between the 1960s and the mid-1980s, when some of the streets were so crowded with pedestrians that they were closed to vehicular traffic. The murder of innocent bystander Karen Toshima, during a gun battle between rival gangs on January 30, 1988, gained nationwide notoriety and led to the widespread impression that even affluent Westwood was not immune to the crime wave then ravaging Los Angeles. It would take more than a decade for this perception to fade. Some residents hold to a conspiracy theory that Westwood’s ’90s doldrums were a consequence of local developers intentionally depressing local businesses in hopes forcing them to sell out so that they could overtake whole blocks and implement plans for large mixed use complexes.

Today, while Westwood is again regarded as one of the safest neighborhoods in the city, its retail sector has been slow to recover in the face of increased competition from Century City, the newly revitalized Culver City, the very popular Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, and mid-city attractions like Park La Brea’s The Grove, as well as Downtown Los Angeles which itself is going through a renaissance. Recently, it has been notoriously difficult for new stores to stay in business.

Housing and Demographics

Many of the area’s permanent residents are of European and Iranian ancestry and generally affluent, living in high-rise apartment buildings and, in Holmby Hills, some of the most luxurious single-family houses in Los Angeles. An NPR report in fact recently put the Iranian population of nearby Beverly Hills as high as 20% of the total population.

Single-family homes tend to be east and southeast of UCLA, particularly in the areas behind the LDS temple. Housing in the portion of the district bounded by Sepulveda, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Wilshire Boulevards is mostly low- or medium-rise apartment buildings catering to upscale young professionals, as well as some UCLA students. Most UCLA students in Westwood, however, live in the hilly area of low-rise apartments between Veteran Avenue and the campus’ western boundary.

Westwood as seen from Bel Air

Because of consistently high demand and the district’s proximity to so many Westside attractions and businesses, rental housing in Westwood is very expensive relative to most areas of Los Angeles. For all but the wealthiest UCLA students, living off-campus in a Westwood apartment necessitates sharing a room. As a result, many UCLA students live 5 miles south of campus in Culver City and the Los Angeles districts of Mar Vista and Palms, both in private housing and in large UCLA-owned apartment complexes. Significant numbers of UCLA students also live in the San Fernando Valley, but heavy traffic congestion through the Sepulveda Pass and Beverly Glen can wreak havoc on commutes between the Valley and Westwood.

Businesses owned or operated by the Iranian community are clustered along Westwood Blvd., earning it the sobriquet Little Persia.

The Millionaire’s Mile

The winding two-mile section of Wilshire Boulevard to the east of Westwood Village is dominated by residential high-rises, and is variously known as the Millionaire’s Mile, the Golden Mile[4] or the Wilshire Corridor. Penthouse apartments in the corridor’s high-rise condominiums routinely sell for amounts in excess of $20 million. Countless celebrities maintain an address on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood.

Education

The neighborhood is zoned to Los Angeles USD schools:

Westwood Charter Elementary School
Joint zoning to Emerson Middle School and Webster Middle School
University High School.

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Westwood Mapped Listings For Sale

Westwood Real Estate For Sale

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(all data current as of 10/25/2014)

  1. 4 beds, 5 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 6,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,404 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 160
  2. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,446 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,656 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 171
  3. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,442 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,441 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 182
  4. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,091 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,020 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 25
  5. 4 beds, 3 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 4,147 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,093 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 138
  6. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 5,796 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,005 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 48
  7. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,152 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,750 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 54
  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,227 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,593 sqft
    Year built: 1934
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market: 43
  9. 3 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,848 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,749 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 24
  10. 5 beds, 2 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 4,050 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,888 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 111
  11. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,822 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,246 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 5
  12. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,299 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,750 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 41
  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,852 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,383 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 37
  14. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 7,355 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Days on market: 94
  15. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,827 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 81
  16. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,396 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,505 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 52
  17. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,994 sq ft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 136
  18. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,335 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,671 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 23
  19. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,155 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,866 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 18
  20. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,837 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,530 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 16
  21. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,392 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,970 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
  22. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,052 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,010 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 137
  23. 3 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 1,839 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,203 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 17
  24. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,869 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 25
  25. 3 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,246 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,071 sqft
    Year built: 1931
    Days on market: 53
  26. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,593 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,750 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 3
  27. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,102 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,232 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 44
  28. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,872 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,075 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 40
  29. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,612 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,346 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  30. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,714 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,756 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 12
    Days on market: 76
  31. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,556 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,763 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Days on market: 3
  32. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market: 146
  33. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,095 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,759 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Days on market: 185
  34. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,960 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,730 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 186
  35. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 4

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Homes SOLD In Westwood

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  1. 3 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,990 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market:
  2. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,497 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  3. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,660 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.71 ac
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  4. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,497 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.71 ac
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  5. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,497 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  6. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,508 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,522 sqft
    Year built: 1934
    Days on market:
  7. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 6,640 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,932 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market:
  8. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,813 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
    Days on market:
  9. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,585 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  10. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,642 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  11. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,531 sq ft
    Lot size: 7.13 ac
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  12. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,432 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  13. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  14. 3 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,535 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  15. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,605 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,711 sqft
    Days on market:
  16. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,286 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,109 sqft
    Year built: 1931
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market:
  17. 3 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,407 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  18. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 4,476 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,292 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Days on market:
  19. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,739 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  20. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,226 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,100 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market:
  21. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,975 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,108 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Days on market:
  22. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,444 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,781 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market:
  23. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,613 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  24. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,107 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,217 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market:
  25. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,739 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  26. 3 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,168 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,223 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market:
  27. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,690 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,396 sqft
    Year built: 1931
    Days on market:
  28. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,739 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  29. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,297 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,562 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  30. 2 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,190 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,027 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market:
  31. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,520 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  32. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Lot size: 37,847 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market:
  33. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,448 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  34. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,143 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,027 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market:
  35. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,488 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,555 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market:
  36. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,518 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,459 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market:
  37. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,735 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  38. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,120 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  39. 2 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,190 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,028 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market:
  40. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,765 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  41. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,143 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,028 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  42. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.71 ac
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  43. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,279 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,498 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market:
  44. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,415 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,537 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  45. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,837 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  46. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,258 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,925 sqft
    Year built: 1932
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  47. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,057 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,794 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  48. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,837 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market:
  49. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,634 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,486 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  50. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,810 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.16 ac
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market:

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