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Westwood

Westwood Village, a district in western Los Angeles, and is best known as the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Located in the northern central portion of Los Angeles's Westside, Westwood is bordered by Olympic Boulevard on the southeast, Beverly Hills on the northeast, Sunset Boulevard on the north and the San Diego Freeway to the south.

Westwood was carved from the old Wolfskill Farm, a 3,000-acre tract that was purchased in 1919 by wealthy retailer Arthur Letts. Letts's son-in-law, Harold Janss, was vice president of Janss Investment Company, which developed the area and started advertising new homes in 1922.

Westwood, CA

Points of Interest

  • UCLA Comprised of the College of Letters and Science, undergraduate colleges Arts and Architecture, Herb Alpert School of Music, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing, and Theater, Film, and Television, seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students annually since 2001.

  • Vintage Movie Theaters
    The Fox and the Bruin Theaters are both popular movie premier locations.

  • Armand Hammer Museum
    Created by the former chairman and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, the Hammer Museum is known for its high-profile and often provocative visiting exhibits, including political and experimental art. The permanent collection consists mostly of traditional western Art.

  • The Los Angeles California Temple
    The Los Angeles California Temple, the second-largest temple operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is on Santa Monica Boulevard in Westwood. The temple grounds also includes a Visitors' Center open to the public and the headquarters for the Church's missionary efforts inLos Angeles. The church purchased the land for the temple from silent film star Harold Lloyd in 1937, but did not open the temple until 1956.

Westwood, CA

Neighborhoods

  • Holmby Hills
    Holmby Hills is an affluent neighborhood bordered by the city of Beverly Hills on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south, Westwood on the west and Bel Air on the north. Holmby Hills, Bel Air and Beverly Hills form the "Platinum Triangle" of Los Angeles, which houses the United States' priciest and most exclusive neighborhoods.

  • Westwood Village
    Westwood Village is within walking distance of the UCLA campus. The area is often packed with students looking for a good meal. There is a multitude of culturally-based restaurants condensed into this small area, so that students and Westwood visitors can, at virtually any moment, choose from a variety of food options, including Indian, Chinese, Thai, American, Italian, Japanese, Mexican and so much more.

  • Wilshire Corridor
    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 or the Wilshire Corridor.

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Westwood, CA

Community Statistics

    People

  • Population: 43,576
  • Population Density: 15,324
  • Median Age: 29
  • Average Household Size: 1.96 people
  • Median Household Income: $51,936

    Housing

  • Median Home Age: 34years
  • Homes Owned: 32.62%

    Climate

  • Rainfall (in.): 17.4
  • Precipitation Days: 34
  • Sunny Days: 264
  • Elevation: 433 ft.