West Los Angeles, also referred to as West L.A., is a region within the City of Los Angeles that includes Beverly Glen Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard, and Santa Monica Boulevard to Pico Boulevard. West Los Angeles is more affluent than the overall city. "West Los Angeles" is often confused with the "Los Angeles Westside." The two are not the same. The South Bay region of Los Angeles County is to the south of the Westside.
The Los Angeles Westside is a large region in western Los Angeles County that has no official legal definition, but is generally recognized to include the following communities that are in the City of Los Angeles, plus Beverly Hills, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood:
The following communities are located in West Los Angeles:
The following communities are located along the Wilshire Corridor:
Beverlywood is an affluent community in the Westside region of Los Angeles with a population exceeding 7,000. Beverlywood is south of Pico Boulevard, east of the Hillcrest Country Club, and west of Robertson Boulevard.
The following residential communities are in Beverlywood:
The Wilshire Corridor is the corridor along Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly Hills and Westwood. It is approximately two miles long and is often referred to as the "Golden Mile." The Wilshire Corridor is home to more than thirty luxury mid-rise and high-rise condominium buildings that feature the very best amenities, including incredible city, mountain, and ocean views.
Westside Village is a small residential neighborhood on the Westside, in the City of Angeles, in a very desirable location. It is bounded by National Boulevard on the north, Chamock Road on the south, Overland Avenue on the east, and Sepulveda Boulevard on the west. The original single family detached homes, built in 1939, averaged only 900 square feet, had one car garages, and were constructed mostly on 50 x 135 lots. Today, the population of Westside Village exceeds 10,000 people.
Del Rey is a community on the Westside of Los Angeles with a population exceeding 33,000. Culver City is to the north, east, and south while Marina del Rey and Venice are to the west. The Del Rey Resident Association is a non-profit, volunteer association of community participants whose goal is to make Del Rey a great neighborhood. The organization is run by an elected board of directors. Meetings are open to the public.
Museum of Tolerance
The Museum of Tolerance, established in 1993, is located on the Westside of Los Angeles. The museum and educational center was designed to examine racism in depth with a strong emphasis on the Holocaust. Anyone interested in world history and human rights must visit this museum. It is the only museum of its kind in the world. Every child and adult in America should visit the Museum of Tolerance.
The Westside Pavilion is a major three story shopping center in West Los Angeles with more than 150 stores and services. The anchors are Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Macy’s – Furniture Gallery. Other stores and services include Aldo, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Canyon Beachwear, Foot Locker, Forever 21, GapKids, Gymboree, Lane Bryant, Motherhood Maternity, Payless Shoesource, Regis Salons, Sleep Number, Victoria’s Secret, Wet Seal, and Zales.
West Los Angeles Regional Public Library
The West Los Angeles Regional Public Library is part of the Los Angeles Public Library System. It includes a children's area, teen area, study rooms, and lots of computers. It is a great place to visit.
Skirball Cultural Center
The Skirball Cultural Center, established in 1996, is an educational institution dedicated to promoting Jewish heritage and democratic ideals. The campus, located on the Westside in Brentwood, which is part of Los Angeles, includes a museum, libraries, classrooms, a performing arts center, gardens, and a café. The museum was established in 1972 as part of the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. It traces the history of the Jews over a period of more than 4,000 years. Memberships help to support the Skirball Cultural Center.
J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum, also known as The Getty, consists of the Getty Center in the Brentwood community of Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades community of Los Angeles. The J. Paul Getty Museum, established in 1954, is an art museum. The primary campus in Brentwood features Western art from the Middle Ages to the present, while the Getty Villa features art from ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.
The Wadsworth Chapel, built in 1900, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest building located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Los Angeles Basin. Wadsworth Chapel is actually two chapels under one roof and is on the site of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center on the Westside of Los Angeles. The chapel is also known as the Catholic-Protestant Chapels. The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board described the chapel and other on-site buildings as "the most monumental complex of shingle-type Queen Anne structures ever constructed in the Los Angeles area."
The Streetcar Depot is located on the Westside of Los Angeles on the grounds of the Sawtelle Veterans Home. The Depot is a unique building, constructed in the Eastlake style, in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The station was once an extension of the Pacific Electric trolley known as the Santa Monica Air Line.
West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
The West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, established in 1945, serves its member businesses in West Los Angeles and the surrounding communities, including Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, and Culver City.
Westside Chinese School in Los Angeles
Westside Chinese School, formerly known as The Chinese Language School of Southern California, operates Saturdays at Mar Vista Elementary School in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. Classes are available for adults and children from kindergarten through high school.
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1888, has more than 1,600 members making it one of the largest chambers in Southern California. Members are based throughout the Los Angeles Basin and beyond.
Los Angeles Real Estate
Homes in Los Angeles consist of both single family detached homes and attached homes that may be townhomes or stacked condominiums. Prices range from moderate to high depending upon the neighborhood. Our real estate agents and brokers can show you any homes listed for sale with any real estate brokerage firm.
Property Management – West Los Angeles
Our affiliate, CoastManagement.net, manages homeowner associations, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings in West Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Please contact Coast from our Resource Page for additional information.
West Los Angeles Land
If you would like to see or acquire land in West Los Angeles or in the surrounding areas, please contact an agent in our land division. We have land specialists that can help you buy or sell land anywhere in California.
Pacific Realtors has created a historical timeline for those having an interest in the history of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.