Westwood

A bustling community with a blend of urban and suburban conveniences.

Welcome to Westwood

From its soaring skyscrapers to its tree-lined streets, this vibrant community, located in the heart of Los Angeles, Westwood is home to a diverse array of people and businesses. The area is home to educational powerhouse UCLA with its famous basketball and football teams, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. 
 
Because of its central location and proximity to Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Brentwood, as well as to major film studios and talent agencies, Westwood has historically been home to many entertainment industry professionals as well as the business elite. Many luxury high-rise condominiums line Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. Popular among young urban professionals, Westwood has some of the most sought-after apartments and condos in Los Angeles County. Westwood houses well-known art galleries such as the Hammer and superb theater at The Geffen, along with small boutiques and popular restaurants. 
 
With a mixture of UCLA campus dorms, apartments, high-rise condos, and stunning single-family residences, real estate seekers will find Westwood to be both an urban oasis and a suburban retreat. Either way, it’s the ideal place to call home.
 
 
 
 

What to Love

 
  • An Ideal Blend of Urban and Suburban Environments
  • Proximity to UCLA
  • Rich Local Culture
  • Excellent Schools
  • Vibrant Entertainment Culture
 

Local Lifestyle

Families, students, and professionals alike find their home in Westwood, with its vibrant college vibe and close proximity to the UCLA campus. Locals enjoy the great outdoors, with walkable neighborhoods, and the area is home to various parks and green spaces. Thanks to its central location and public transportation options, residents of Westwood can easily explore all the city has to offer, from the shopping scene to the dining spaces that give off a busy, bustling atmosphere. In addition, the community is family-friendly, with excellent schools and activities for kids of all ages. Whether it’s a place to shop, study, or raise a family, Westwood is an ideal choice for homeownership.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Westwood is known for its vibrant community. The retail and dining options include everything from Italian to Japanese cuisine. Violet Bistro is a popular dinner spot, serving delicious, classic French bistro food with a modern twist in a stunning courtyard seating. The infamous Carmine’s offers traditional Italian favorites and great cocktails along with a warm atmosphere. Hamasaku is perfect for sushi lovers, with an extensive menu that includes both nigiri and maki rolls. And finally, no visit to Westwood would be complete without a short wait in the line at Diddy Riese, where patrons can create custom ice cream sandwiches with any combination of freshly baked cookies, ice cream flavors, and a variety of toppings.
 

Things to Do

One of the primary benefits of living in Westwood is that there’s never a shortage of things to do. Art enthusiasts should check out the stunning collection of historical and contemporary art at the Hammer Museum or head to the UCLA campus and explore the “Gardens of UCLA” walking tour of the college’s most beautiful botanicals.
 
Theatergoers would be remiss not to visit the Geffen Playhouse, a not-for-profit theater producing various renowned plays and musicals sure to “wow” their audiences. Finally, movie-buffs are known to frequent the Fox Village Theater, the historic cinema located in the center of Westwood.
 

Schools

The students of Westwood are served by the Beverly Hills Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, and a variety of private schools, all known to have quality teachers and ambitious curriculums. Some area schools include:
 

Overview for Westwood, CA

61,822 people live in Westwood, where the median age is 34.4 and the average individual income is $53,026.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

61,822

Total Population

34.4 years

Median Age

High

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

$53,026.25

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Westwood, CA

Westwood has 21,316 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. 61,822 people call Westwood home. The population density is 11,855.43 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

61,822

Total Population

High

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

34.4

Median Age

44.01 / 55.99%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
21,316

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$53,026.25

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

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

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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