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As the name implies, Westwood is located on the west side of Los Angeles. The area is home to the University of California Los Angeles and the UCLA Medical Center, which gives it a bustling and energetic atmosphere. With a large student population, real estate in Westwood is always a stable investment. Many of the students take advantage of the rental options for housing; those who remain after graduation often choose to live alongside their former professors in single family homes and luxury high rise condominiums. Considered one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Southern California, Westwood is a charming and prestigious community with a convenient, central location. With easy access to all of the freeways, parks, museums and centers of recreation, homes in Westwood are in high demand.

Living in Westwood

Set on nearly four square miles, Westwood is home to almost 50,000 residents. Most of the population is younger and more diverse than national averages, with a higher level of income and education. In addition to UCLA and the UCLA medical center, Westwood offers a vibrant nightlife and a number of interesting attractions that add value to the neighborhood. Some highlights include historic motion picture theaters,the Hammer Museum, Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, and the Westwood Recreation Center, which offers something for everyone. A wonderful place to relax and play, the Westwood Recreation Center has a number of barbecue pits, a baseball field, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a playground and an indoor fitness center.

Real Estate in Westwood

The real estate options in Westwood vary from grand estates and starter homes, to the luxury condominiums that line the Wilshire Corridor. On the Wilshire Corridor, luxury hi-rise condominiums and penthouses with spectacular views are the norm. They provide 24 hour concierge service, valet parking, security and stunning views, to downtown and beyond to the Pacific Ocean.

There are also a variety of apartment buildings, which cater to local professionals and students. Having such a wide range of options available means there is something for you and your family, or one of your children attending UCLA, the real estate options available here are certain to fit any need.

As a UCLA grad, I have an insider’s perspective about this wonderful community that few can offer. It is always a pleasure to share these insights with my clients, so if Westwood sounds like the place for you, please contact me, Irene Tsu, and I’ll be happy to help you find the perfect place to call home. Contact me today!