Westwood borders Bel Air (N), Holmby Hills and Beverly Hills (E), West Los Angeles (S) and Brentwood (W). The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) campus and world renown Medical Center are at the northern edge of Westwood Village, which often is compared to Santa Barbara for its bohemian educational feel, novelty shops, restaurants and movie houses.
The Village has been undergoing a transformation. Several of the long-established businesses and buildings have been replaced by venues like The Palazzo Apartments, Traders Joe’s, Whole Foods, The Geffen Theater, The Armand Hammer Museum, Whiskey Blue (the lounge bar at the W Hotel), Tanino Ristorante and Bar and Yamato. Diagonally across from each other on Wilshire Blvd. are two sports clubs, LA Fitness and Equinox, each housed within a multi -story commercial building.
Westwood’s Finest Homes
Many of the lovely single family Westwood homes are perched atop gently sloping lawns with steps that go from the street to the front door. Little Holmby, a niche within Westwood, is admired for its larger lots and graceful, elegant homes.
The highly regarded Warner Avenue Elementary School serves as a center of activity for families with school-aged children. Compared with the average owner who moves more frequently, Westwood residents are well established and tend to remain in their homes for many years. This slower than average turn over rate keeps the demand for Westwood real estate robust.
South of Wilshire Lifestyle
South of Wilshire on Westwood Blvd., there is a diverse mix of ethnic restaurants, shops and coffee houses where students from nearby ULCA hang out with their laptops or ipads. To the east, you will find smaller single family homes, and to the west, predominately