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What Makes Westwood Los Angeles a Great Place to Live?

 

Home to some of West LA’s most elite, Westwood Los Angeles has become a premier location of the Westside. Westwood is the home to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and its own Medical school, which caters to students from all around the world.  Westwood is also bordered by a few other sought-after locales; Brentwood, Bel –Air, and Century City. Nearby, you will also find some of California’s most fashionable shopping in neighboring Beverly Hills.

Westwood also boasts a great proximity to two very different worlds. Take a relaxing drive down the tree-lined residential areas of nearby Brentwood. Brentwood features number homes, schools, and grassy areas to admire. Or, you can visit the nearby trendy area of Downtown Santa Monica, which offers an array of attractions such as world-class dining, shopping, and exercise paths that overlook the Pacific Ocean.  

Because the Wilshire Margot is relatively close to the 405 freeway, it is easy to take a drive to practically any of the area’s main attractions. Visiting The Getty is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Or hike one of the many nearby canyons at Runyon, Mandeville, Sullivan, or Rustic Canyon parks. If indoor theater is what you crave, Westwood also boasts many move premiers and is home to several vintage theaters. Among these are The Mann Village, the Bruin Theater, and the Art Deco Crest. 

 

 

If you are in need of retail therapy, the Westwood Village Shopping district offers a small-time atmosphere despite the rapid growth of the surrounding areas. This historic shopping area was opened in 1929, and offers an array of shops such as American Apparel, bebe, Bel-Air Camera, Starbucks, In-N-Out, Pinkberry, Whole Foods, Bibigo, and so much more.  

Westwood is also regarded as one of the safest neighborhoods in the city, and boasts low-crime rates that it is quite proud of.  Since the population consists of many affluent professionals and students, the crime rate within the area stays low at a consistent rate.  Many executives who work in Downtown LA and its surrounding areas have been happy to call Westwood home for many years due to its location and less-busy pace in comparison to other areas that house the corporate world within Los Angeles.

Famed Wilshire Boulevard also runs through this area, and offers a great way to explore the nearby attractions.  Wilshire is one of the main East-West arterial roads in Los Angeles. It was named after Henry Gaylord Wilshire, an Ohio transplant that made and lost many fortunes in his real estate dealings, farming, and of course gold mining. Wilshire runs nearly 16 miles from Grand Ave. in Downtown Los Angeles to Ocean Ave. within the City of Santa Monica. Wilshire is a densely developed area, throughout most of its reach. It attaches five of LA’s major business districts to each other.  

One of the tallest and oldest skyscrapers along Wilshire is known as “One Wilshire”. Another notable building is at 707 Wilshire, which is located in Downtown LA.  One of the most talked-about spans of the boulevard is between Fairfax and Highland Avenues – which is known as the Miracle Mile. An abundance of the area’s local museums are housed on the Miracle Mile. “Park Mile” is just to the east, between Highland and Wilton Place.

If you’re considering moving to Westwood Los Angeles, the choice is certainly an easy one. With so much at your fingertips, you are bound to enjoy life to the fullest. For more information on the area, feel free to contact our friendly staff. They’ll be happy to assist you with your questions.