Westwood

This elegant neighborhood is located in the heart of West-Los Angeles, offering a vibrant community and convenient access to some of LA's most coveted neighborhoods.

Welcome to Westwood

 
Through the decades Westwood has stood the test of time, this elegant neighborhood is located in the heart of West-Los Angeles.
 

Westwood - An Intellectual & Artistic Hub in the Heart of Los Angeles

 
Neighboring the luxurious Wilshire Corridor and the elegant Holmby Hills, Westwood is amongst great company. Westwood is almost 100 years old, as construction began in 1919 when the University of California Los Angeles began its construction. By 1922, residential developments began in the verdant surrounding area.
 
 

Real Estate Insights for Westwood

 
How much are Westwood real estate for sale worth these days? The average listing price for single-family homes is currently $900,000. However, in certain sectors of the Westwood neighborhood some houses are sold at up to $3.17 million dollars. The average price per square foot is $662.
 

People & Lifestyle

 
Residents in the Westwood area are young, with a median age of 38 years of age. An impressive 74% of the residents in Westwood are college educated. Westwood is also home to the famous academic institution, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). This is mainly why homes for sale near UCLA are always in high demand. A majority of the students live adjacent to the scenic campus, North of Wilshire.
 
This upper-middle class neighborhood is a well populated area that boasts an active lifestyle. With various fitness studios in the area is it hard to make an excuse to not go to the gym. From the popular Equinox fitness center, to the relaxing yet enduring Yogaworks, to Westwood Pilates, Westwood brims with fun, interactive fitness studios to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
 

Insider Tips

 
The Los Angeles Country Club holds 36 impeccable yet winding holes that allow for interesting and competitive games. Founded in 1897, this legendary country club boasts an elite membership that comes with many perks and amenities.
 
The iconic Westwood Village Theater has housed thousands of movie premiers. Established in 1936, this antique theater has the newest technology, but also allows for an interesting and quaint moviegoer experience that takes you back in history.
 
The Hammer Museum is a modern and innovative museum that will leave their intellectual visitors wanting more. This architectural marvel is home to invigorating and thought provoking exhibits that should not be missed.
 

Parks & Nature

 
The Holmby Park has been around since 1929. This lovely park has a playing area for children, a picnic area, and has a scenic walkway around the perimeter of the park, which tends to be jogged by locals and the happy wagging tails of dogs and their owners. The Holmby Park is home to the Armand Hammer Pony Golf Course. This 18-hole course is perfect to practice with friends. The longest hole measures 68 yards, which allows for a quick yet fun warm up.
 

Hotels & Resorts

 
The famous W Hotel is located North of Wilshire and has stunning views of the city. Being pet-friendly you will be able to bring along your loyal friend on your staycation. The W Hotel is also home to the newly renovated Living Room Bar. This relaxing bar is equipped with multimillion-dollar lighting decor that really set a chic ambience to go along with their strong drinks and tasty appetizers. The Backyard, the poolside lounge, also allows guests and patrons alike to enjoy a delicious bite while sipping on a cocktail.
 
The Hotel Palomar, a stylish business hotel, provides a variety of amenities, a nice pool and fitness amongst the many. The rooms have wonderful views of the Wilshire Corridor and of the city as well. This luxurious hotel is also well equipped with a delicious sustainable fine-dining option, BLVD 16. This restaurant and lounge offers local, sustainable food, while providing delicious meals with their signature drinks.
 

Restaurants

 
For a delicious and authentic French brunch or lunch Le Pain Quotidien is the place to go. Their sweet spreads on their freshly baked bread is heaven on earth. Their organic and mostly local menu allows for an indulgent dining experience.
 
The famous popping STK Restaurant is located in the lobby of The W Hotel. This unique take on a modern steakhouse is like no other. The DJ always bumps the best and newest music while you enjoy a delicious steak dinner to go along with your libation.
 
The highly understated elegant Hamasaku Restaurant offers some of the best in Japanese cuisine in West-Los Angeles. This hidden gem offers a 7 course dinner or a la carte dining, either way you will be left with a delicious experience.
 
La Bruschetta Ristorante is an authentic, family-owned Italian Restaurant. The special family-friendly ambience allows for a unique dining experience. Not to mention, their special recipes make their sauces and dishes outstanding.
 

After Dark

 
The NineThirty is a delicious and popular American restaurant and lounge amongst locals. Although promoted as an American restaurant, its impressive menu offers a variety of international plates that are infused with American flavors. With a fully equipped bar and an incredible menu, everyone is bound to have a good time.
 
For an exclusive movie seeing experience head over to the distinguished iPic Theater. This luxurious movie theater has all the amenities you could possibly need, from reclining chairs with blankets, to lumbar pillows, to a tasty food and cocktail menu, this place makes for the perfect date night outing.
 

Shopping

 
Westwood Village, located in the heart of Westwood, offers a variety of chic and popular retail stores and specialty boutique stores.
 
For the youngsters in your family, the casual yet hip Brandy Melville never disappoints.
 
Kaitlyn Clothing is a cute boutique that offers a wide array of clothing options. From casual wear to fashion forward outfits, this place has it all.
 
Keene is another fashion boutique retail store that is always organized and has a friendly staff that is more than accommodating and helpful.
 

List of Schools

 
Public:
 
  • Fairburn Avenue Elementary School, grades K-5
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School, grades 6-8
  • University Senior High School, grades 9-12
Private:
 
  • St. Paul the Apostle, grades K-8
  • Harvard-Westlake School, grades 7-12
  • The Archer School for Girls, All Girl School, grades 6-12
  • Marymount High School, All Girl School, grades 9-12
Thinking of investing in Westwood? Expert real estate agent Mary Lu Tuthill will help you find the perfect Westwood luxury home for you. Contact her today!
 
 

Demographics and Employment Data for Westwood, CA

Westwood has 17,813 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Westwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,986 people call Westwood home. The population density is 28,118.745 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,986

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38

Median Age

42.69 / 57.31%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
17,813

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$71,415

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Westwood, CA

There's plenty to do around Westwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

47
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
43
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
71
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Children's Playhouse Theater, Stronger With Plants, and Orion Lee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.29 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.69 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.71 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Westwood, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Westwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Warner Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Alice And Nahum Lainer School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Emerson Community Charter
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Fairburn Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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