Forgetting your reusable grocery bag isn’t a sin in West Los Angeles. This unpretentious neighborhood’s urban borders stretch from the beachfront mindset of bordering Santa Monica to the storied commutes along the arterial 405 freeway. Cottage-style residences and multi-store complexes settle in between indie theatres, vintage diners, and one of LA’s favorite culinary areas, “Little, Little Tokyo” in Sawtelle. West Los Angeles’ myriad attractions serve as sundry a population—you won’t tire of the neighborhood’s inviting mix of simple pleasures.
The central location of West Los Angeles has made it a focus of commercial development, with several high-rise office buildings along Olympic, Santa Monica, and Wilshire Boulevards. It also contains a large number of Japanese-owned businesses. Housing in West Los Angeles is a mixture of low-rise apartment buildings, mostly inhabited by young professionals and working-class families, and single-story tract house developments built between late 1920 and 1960. Two of Los Angeles’s tallest residential towers are at the neighborhood’s northern edge, at the intersection of Wilshire and Barrington. There is a trend toward greater density, as single-family houses get replaced by apartment buildings, or apartment buildings by taller ones, as building sites become available through demolition.
About The Neighborhood
Take A Tour of West LA
You might be starting out at the beginning of your home buying process and you’re not sure if this is the right area for you. So why not take a tour with us…we’ll show you:
- Current homes for sale.
- Where to eat/drink/grab coffee and your groceries.
- Where to find the local farmer’s market.
- Local schools.
We never would have gotten the house without her.
Karen S – Buyer Hancock Park
We also provide our buyers with a personalized Homesnap app, linked directly to us. This is a very cool app on your mobile phone that allows you to stand in front of any house and “snap” it for all the details. It also allows you to track the homes you’ve seen, mark favorites and ask us questions directly.
Some Of Our Favorite West LA Places
Follow the link to Zagat’s West Los Angeles Restaurants