Westwood/Century City

Welcome to Westwood  

Epitome of a vibrant and bustling modern community, Westwood offers sophistication and comfort
 
Continuously voted as one of the top communities to live in all of California, Westwood’s unique blend of urban energy and a picture-perfect suburban atmosphere has attracted successful residents from around the country. The home of UCLA, this bustling and vibrant community has a little something for everyone, from trendy restaurants to world-renowned shops and art galleries. Students can often be seen wandering around the neighborhood and stopping by local cafés on their way to class, making up an important part of the community. 
 
One of the most popular districts since its initial development in the 1920s, Westwood has an ideal design layout that makes getting around incredibly easy, especially when compared with the rest of Los Angeles. While a car is absolutely essential in most other neighborhoods, the walkability in Westwood is astounding, and residents can easily make their way from one part of town to another without any difficulty. 
 
The area’s high desirability has made it an ideal location for a wide variety of residents, helping to encourage the array of architectural styles in the area. Hopeful homeowners can find contemporary apartment complexes, Spanish Colonial single-family homes, and beautiful mid-century modern estates all on the same street.  
 

What to Love

  • Bustling community
  • Numerous art galleries, shops, parks, and restaurants
  • Ideal location and easily walkable
 

Local Lifestyle

Throughout Westwood, there is a distinct appreciation for the outdoors and living a healthier lifestyle. Most residents choose to walk to their destinations while in town rather than take their cars, and the various parks, hiking trails, and beaches in the surrounding areas are some of the most popular weekend destinations around. 
 
Residents love taking advantage of the plethora of unique shops, delectable dining destinations, and world-class entertainment venues right outside their front doors. Having UCLA right in town certainly adds to the energetic atmosphere, and many restaurants and bars stay open much later at night than other surrounding areas.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Westwoods bustling local economy and vibrancy has helped to create one of Los Angeles’ best dining scenes, with highly-rated restaurants and trendy eateries lining the streets. Toranj is a beloved community staple serving exceptional Iranian dishes like chicken soltani, filet mignon shish kabob, and whole marinated lamb shank. 
 
Offering a unique approach to New American cuisine, Hinoki & the Bird serves classic American dishes with a Japanese twist. One of the most popular places in town, their exceptional menu includes lobster rolls with green curry, kurobuta pork chops, and sweetcorn fried rice. 
 
Shamshiri Grill has been serving the best Persian food in Los Angeles since 1981, and guests absolutely love visiting for their tahdig, curry stew, and mouthwatering barramundi as well as an array of other dishes that they just can’t get enough of. 
 
If residents want to enjoy an evening in, they stop by Eataly for a comfortable and delicious dinner at home. Bringing together the very best of Italian ingredients, residents can rest assured they’ll find everything they need to recreate Italian classics right in their own kitchens.
 

Things to Do

One of Westwood’s most attractive characteristics has to be the variety of things for residents to do in their free time. UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is one of the most popular destinations in town. Part of UCLA’s outdoor classroom and research center, this 7.5-acre garden is filled with beautiful plants from around the world. Hoping to inspire an appreciation for and better understanding of the natural world around us, this garden acts as a cultural connection for students and residents alike. 
 
Another beautiful natural space is Holmby Park. Featuring a children’s play area, barbeque pits, jogging paths, and bowling greens, this space is the perfect place to visit for an afternoon with the family. 
 
Art enthusiasts love stopping by the Hammer Museum. This exceptional art gallery holds a permanent display of historical pieces as well as ever-changing exhibits highlighting world-class contemporary works. 
 
Westfield Century City is a luxury shopping center filled with international brands and exceptional dining destinations, making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Of course, make sure you also check out the Century City Cinema to see the newest movies in a state-of-the-art cinema. It's sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience.
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