Nestled within the affluent neighborhoods of Brentwood
, Bel Air
and Beverly Hills
, Westwood real estate consists of many single-family homes as well as high-rise apartments. The majority of single-family Westwood homes for sale are in the area east and southeast of UCLA. Holmby Hills contains many of the more luxurious single-family homes. There are a number of low-rise apartments in the hilly area of Westwood that are mainly inhabited by students of UCLA.
In keeping with the area, Westwood is the home of several vintage movie theaters. The Art Deco Crest, the Bruin Theatre and Mann Village, which features a 170-foot white tower are located here. Another cultural attraction enjoyed by residents of Westwood real estate is the Armand Hammer Museum. Commonly called the Hammer, this museum is best known for its collection of modern art exhibitions and Impressionist art. The museum is also home to the Billy Wilder Theater which is run by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Choosing Westwood homes for sale allows access to a number of major roadways including Santa Monica, Beverly Glen, Westwood, Olympic, Sepulveda, Wilshire and Sunset Boulevards. Traveling within the city is also possible by bus as the area is served by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Culver City Bus Line.
Westwood Village provides a shopping venue for many residents. One advantage is the proximity to the UCLA campus. Westwood Village opened in 1929 and still today retains the atmosphere of a small-village shopping experience. There are a number of dining options in Westwood Village featuring a variety of Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Persian, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine.
Westwood is the location for the Los Angeles California Temple, which is the second-largest temple in operation by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located on Santa Monica Boulevard, the grounds contains the LARFHC (Los Angeles Regional Family History Center, which is open to the public. There are over 100,000 microfiche and 30,000 books available in the library.
Westwood real estate also includes a two-mile section of Wilshire Boulevard that is east of Westwood Village. This area is mainly residential high-rises and is often referred to as Millionaire’s Mile. Westwood is considered a safe area for families and the Westwood Recreation Center provides a wonderful area for family outings. The center contains barbecue pits, a children’s play area, community room, lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts and an indoor gymnasium. For this reason as well as the mild climate and proximity to Los Angeles, Westwood homes for sale are preferred by many.