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.

Little Holmby the Premiere Neighborhood in Westwood:

The neighborhood known as “Little Holmby” in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, CA 90024 has long been named one of the best neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles. Anchored by the Warner Avenue Elementary School which  is a Los Angeles Unified School District K-5 public elementary school located in the very supportive community of Westwood/West LA. Warner has an outstanding API (Academic Performance Index) ranking of 10 out of a possible 10 with impressive API scores of 963 for both 2010 and 2011.Recent history.  The Little Holmby area has homes ranging in price from about $1.8 million to close to $10 million and is surrounded by Holmby Hills to the East, Bel Air to the North and Westwood to the West & South.  Bordered by Beverly Glen Boulevard on the East, Sunset Boulevard to the North, Hilgard on the West & Wilshire Boulevard on the South.  Also known for it’s architectural beauty, elegant homes and rolling hills.

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 Real Estate For Sale

Westwood Mapped Listings For Sale

87 Results
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
355 South MAPLETON Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$26,500,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 6,055
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,300,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,735
Type: Condo
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
660 CLUB VIEW Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$27,500,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 9,221
Type: Single Family Home
 
$27,000,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$19,900,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 6,690
Type: Single Family Home
 
$13,500,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 5,770
Type: Condo
 
$6,995,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,813
Type: Condo
 
$5,250,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,733
Type: Condo
 
$5,150,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 3,949
Type: Single Family Home
 
$4,500,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,407
Type: Condo
 
$4,250,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 7,035
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10776 WILSHIRE #1901, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$4,185,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,837
Type: Condo
 
$3,895,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 5,796
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,895,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,856
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,695,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,765
Type: Condo
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
919 MALCOLM Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$3,499,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,698
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,395,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 4,500
Type: Condo
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10530 ROCHESTER Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$3,299,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,068
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,250,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,735
Type: Condo
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10501 EASTBORNE Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$3,248,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,923
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,195,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,088
Type: Condo
 
$2,995,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,640
Type: Condo
 
$2,995,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 3,594
Type: Condo
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10730 ASHTON Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$2,795,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 3,653
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,650,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
424 HILGARD Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$2,598,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,580
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1365 HOLMBY Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$2,550,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 2,592
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,500,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,740
Type: Condo
 
$2,495,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
835 WESTHOLME Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$2,495,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,874
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10442 KINNARD Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$2,449,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,019
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,395,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,440
Type: Condo
 
$2,375,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,874
Type: Condo
 
$2,300,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,079
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10796 ASHTON Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$2,150,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,696
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1675 COMSTOCK Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$2,095,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,489
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,995,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,634
Type: Condo
 
$1,988,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,352
Type: Condo
 
$1,898,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,283
Type: Condo
 
$1,850,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,776
Type: Condo
 
$1,849,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,916
Type: Condo
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10675 ROCHESTER Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$1,825,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,232
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,799,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,284
Type: Condo
 
$1,799,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,810
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,799,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,776
Type: Condo
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10795 WILSHIRE #405, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$1,795,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,001
Type: Condo
 
$1,795,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,393
Type: Condo
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10551 WILSHIRE #1005, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$1,795,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,532
Type: Condo
 
$1,750,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,610
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Sep 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1526 MALCOLM Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
$1,699,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,885
Type: Single Family Home
 
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Homes SOLD In Westwood

  1. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 9,343 sq ft
  2. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,306 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.71 ac
    Year built: 2010
  3. 2 beds, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,813 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,957 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
  4. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.71 ac
    Year built: 2010
  5. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
  6. 6 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 7,092 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,098 sqft
  7. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 5,943 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,800 sqft
    Year built: 1940
  8. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,534 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,171 sqft
    Year built: 1932
  9. 4 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 5,157 sq ft
    Lot size: 7.12 ac
    Year built: 1990
  10. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,751 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,570 sqft
    Year built: 1937
  11. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 6,579 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,655 sqft
    Year built: 2004
  12. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,073 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,712 sqft
    Year built: 1932
    Parking spots: 3
  13. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,415 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,226 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  14. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  15. 2 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,510 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.71 ac
    Year built: 2010
  16. 3 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,294 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,830 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
  17. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,771 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,073 sqft
    Year built: 1937
  18. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,648 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,665 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  19. 3 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,407 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  20. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,089 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
  21. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 2
  22. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,950 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  23. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.71 ac
    Year built: 2010
  24. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,374 sqft
    Year built: 1936
  25. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,535 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 3
  26. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,389 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  27. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,085 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,698 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  28. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,499 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.94 ac
    Year built: 1989
  29. 3 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  30. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,499 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.94 ac
    Year built: 1989
  31. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 3,895 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,445 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 2
  32. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,442 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,486 sqft
    Year built: 1937
  33. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  34. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,821 sqft
    Year built: 1931
    Parking spots: 2
  35. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,361 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  36. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,391 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,765 sqft
    Year built: 2016
  37. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 3,714 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,109 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Parking spots: 5
  38. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,730 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,211 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  39. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,053 sqft
    Year built: 2010
  40. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,610 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,540 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 2
  41. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,861 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,500 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
  42. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,091 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,038 sqft
    Year built: 1941
  43. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,190 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,028 sqft
    Year built: 1990
  44. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,406 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,456 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  45. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,518 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,488 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Parking spots: 2
  46. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,190 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,028 sqft
    Year built: 1990
  47. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,612 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,009 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  48. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,101 sqft
    Year built: 1925
  49. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,595 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,193 sqft
  50. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,847 sqft
    Year built: 2001

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