Homes and condos for sale and rent in Westwood & Century City, LA
Westwood is a commercial and residential neighborhood in the northern central portion of the Westside region of Los Angeles, California. It is the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The 2000 census found that the forty-seven thousand people living in the neighborhood were generally young and moderately diverse ethnically, with a generally high level of income and education.
The neighborhood was developed after 1919, with a new campus of the University of California being built and opened in 1926. Other attractions besides the UCLA campus include Westwood Village, with its historic motion picture theaters, restaurants and shopping, Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery and the Hammer Museum. Holmby Hills is considered one of the wealthiest residential areas in Los Angeles, and the Geffen Playhouse attracts theater-goers. A Mormon temple is also prominent.
There are several elementary schools and one middle school in the neighborhood.
Century City is a 176-acre (71.2 ha) neighborhood and business district in Los Angeles’ Westside. Outside of Downtown Los Angeles, Century City is one of the metropolitan area’s most prominent employment centers, and its skyscrapers form a distinctive skyline on the Westside.
The district was developed on the former backlot of film studio 20th Century Fox, and its first building was opened in 1963. There are two private schools, but no public schools in the neighborhood. Important to the economy are the Westfield Century City shopping center, business towers, and Fox Studios.
Westwood Village was created by the Janss Investment Company, run by Harold and Edwin Janss and their father, Peter, in the late 1920s as an autonomous shopping district and headquarters of the Janss Company.
By 1999, the Village was considered to be upscale economically, and today it houses many small and large shops and restaurants. Though some of the restaurants are independently owned, most of the Westwood’s establishments are now chain stores. Historically, independent merchants have blamed poor sales on lack of parking; a city-owned garage, on Broxton Ave, provides two hours of free parking for patrons entering before 6 pm, and $3 flat rate parking from 6 pm to close (typically midnight on weeknights and 3 am on weekends). Parking is still cited as a problem.
In 1956, Spyros Skouras (1893-1971), who served as the President of 20th Century Fox from 1942-62, and his nephew-in-law Edmond Herrscher (died 1983), an attorney sometimes known as “the father of Century City,” decided to repurpose the land for real estate development. The following year, in 1957, they commissioned a master-plan development from Welton Becket Associates, which was unveiled at a major press event on the “western” backlot later that year.
In 1961, after Fox suffered a string of expensive flops, culminating with the financial strain put on the studio by the very expensive production of Cleopatra, the film studio sold about 180 acres (0.73 km2) to developer William Zeckendorf and Aluminum Co. of America, also known as Alcoa, for US$300 million (US$2.4 billion in 2014’s money). Herrscher had encouraged his uncle-in-law to borrow money instead, but once Skouras refused, he was out of the picture.
The new owners conceived Century City as “a city within a city”. In 1963, the first building, Gateway West Building, was completed. The next year, in 1964, Minoru Yamasaki designed the Century Plaza Hotel. Five years later, in 1969, architects Anthony J. Lumsden and César Pelli designed the Century City Medical Plaza.
The neighborhood was considered moderately diverse ethnically, with a high percentage of Asians and of whites. The breakdown was whites, 62.9%; Asians, 23.1%; Latinos, 7.0%; blacks, 2.0%; and others, 4.9%. Iran (23.5%) and Taiwan (7.3%) were the most common places of birth for the 31.3% of the residents who were born abroad—about the same percentage as in the city at large.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $68,716, a high figure for Los Angeles. The percentages of households that earned $125,000 yearly and higher or that earned $20,000 or less were high for Los Angeles County. The average household size of two people was low for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 64.1% of the housing stock and house- or apartment owners held 35.9%. The percentages of never-married men and women were among the county’s highest. In 2000 there were 309 families headed by single parents, a low percentage for the city. Five percent of the population had served in the military, a low figure for both the city and the county.
According to the Westwood Neighborhood Council, the Westwood Homeowners Association, and the Los Angeles Times’ Mapping L.A. project, Westwood’s street and other boundaries are north, Sunset Boulevard; east, Beverly Hills city limits (to include the Los Angeles Country Club); south, Santa Monica Boulevard; and west, the San Diego Freeway (excluding the federal Veterans Administration grounds).
Westwood is flanked on the north by Beverly Crest, on the east by Beverly Hills, on the southeast by Century City, on the south by West Los Angeles, on the west by Veterans Administration and Brentwood and on the northwest by Bel-Air. The southern portion of Holmby Hills is also part of the Westwood district.
According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Century City is bordered on the northeast and east by Beverly Hills, on the southeast and south by Cheviot Hills, on the southwest and west by West Los Angeles and on the northwest by Westwood.
Sixty-six percent of Westwood residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high figure for both the city and the county. The percentages of residents of that age with a master’s degree or higher was the third-highest in the county.
The Los Angeles Unified School District operates public schools.
Schools in Westwood are:
- Fairburn Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 1403 Fairburn Avenue
- Warner Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 615 Holmby Avenue
- Sinai Akiba Academy, private elementary, 10400 Wilshire Boulevard
- Saint Paul the Apostle, private elementary, 1536 Selby Avenue
- Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School, LAUSD, 1660 Selby Avenue
The zoned senior high school is University High School in West Los Angeles.
UCLA Lab School Corinne A. Seeds Campus, formerly the Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School and renamed in 2009, is the University of California, Los Angeles laboratory school.
Fifty-five percent of Century City residents aged 25 or over had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high figure for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Unified School District is the school district of Century City.
Three private schools are located within the Century City neighborhood — VINCI Academy Daycare & Preschool, at 1940 Century Park East; Lycée Français de Los Angeles, at 10361 Pico Boulevard; and Temple Isaiah Preschool and Kindergarten, at 10345 West PIco Boulevard.
Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Westchester, LA
It is the home of Loyola Marymount University, the Otis College of Art and Design, and Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet Schools, formerly Westchester High School. Two notable examples of Googie-style architecture are located within the community. The Los Angeles International Airport takes up the southwestern portion of Westchester territory.
In 2010 whites made up 61.1% of the population, blacks were at 14.2%, Asians at 12.0%, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3%, and others (including two or more races) at 11.9%. Those who identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino (of any race) were 18.2%.
In 2010, the mean family income (dollars) for the area was $135,026 and the median family income (dollars) was $106,302, both numbers high for the city. The percentages of families that earned more than $100,000 a year was 53.5%. Renters occupied 48.2% of the housing units, and homeowners occupied the rest. The average household size was 2.3 people, considered low for the city and county. The percentages of divorced men (8.6%) and divorced women (11.9%) were among the county’s highest.
The 2,000 census counted 3,055 military veterans, 9.2% of the population, considered a high percentage for the city of Los Angeles but about average for the county.
The main neighborhood’s boundary lines are, generally, on the east: north-south on La Cienega Boulevard or the Inglewood city line; on the south: east-west on the city boundary with El Segundo or Imperial Highway; on the west: north-south on Pershing Drive and Westchester Parkway, then roughly north-south on a series of residential streets west of Westchester High School to the Playa Vista neighborhood.
About 51.7% of Westchester’s residents had completed a bachelor’s degree or higher by 2010, a high figure when compared with the city and the county at large. The percentage of the residents who held a master’s degree or a doctorate was high for the county.
- Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive
- Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard
- Pepperdine University West Los Angeles Campus, 6100 Center Drive
Secondary and elementary schools:
- Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet Schools, LAUSD secondary, 2400 West Manchester Avenue
- The Incubator School, LAUSD, 7400 West Manchester Avenue
- Westchester-Emerson Community Adult School, LAUSD, 8810 Emerson Avenue
- Carousel, private K-12 special education, 7899 La Tijera Boulevard
- Carousel–Airport Boulevard, private K-12, 8333 Airport Boulevard
- Orville Wright Middle School, 6550 West 80th Street
- St. Jerome Elementary School, private, 5580 Thornburn Street
- Cowan Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 7615 Cowan Avenue
- Westchester Lutheran School, private, 7831 Sepulveda Boulevard
- Open Charter Magnet School, LAUSD, 5540 West 77th Street
- Westport Heights Elementary School, LAUSD, 6011 West 79th Street
- Kentwood Elementary School, LAUSD, 8401 Emerson Street
- St. Anastasia Elementary School, private, 8631 South Stanmoor Drive
- Visitation Elementary School, private, 8740 South Emerson Avenue
- Loyola Village Elementary School, LAUSD, 8821 Villanova Avenue
Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Mid-Wilshire, LA
Mid-Wilshire is the home to three secondary schools, an adult school, and seven other schools. A city park is dedicated to the memory of World War I servicemen. There is a hospital and medical center in the neighborhood’s southwest corner.
Mid-Wilshire was said to be “highly diverse” when compared to the city at large. The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was whites, 33.6%; blacks, 22.7%; Latinos, 19.9%; Asians, 19.8%; and others, 3.9%. Mexico (16.1%) and Korea (24%) were the most common places of birth for the 25.1% of the residents who were born abroad, a figure that was considered average for the city as a whole.
The median household income in 2008 dollars was $58,483, average for Los Angeles. The average household size of 2.1 people was low for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 78.3% of the housing units, and home- or apartment owners the rest.
Mid-Wilshire is flanked by Fairfax, Hancock Park and Windsor Square to the north, Koreatown, and Arlington Heights to the east, Mid-City to the south and Mid-City West, Carthay and Beverly Grove to the west.
The neighborhood is bounded on the north by West Third Street, on the northeast by La Brea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, on the east by Crenshaw Boulevard, on the south by Pico Boulevard and on the west by Fairfax Avenue.
The Mid-Wilshire neighborhood includes:
Little Ethiopia is a block-long stretch of Fairfax Avenue, part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, northeast of the Crestview neighborhood, northwest of the Picfair Village district, east of the Carthay Square district and west of Wilshire Vista district. The area has a high concentration of Ethiopian businesses and restaurants, as well as a significant concentration of residents of Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestry.
Miracle Mile is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and Highland Avenues. In the early 1920s, Wilshire Boulevard west of Western Avenue was an unpaved farm road, extending through dairy farms and bean fields. Developer A. W. Ross saw potential for the area and developed Wilshire as a commercial district to rival downtown Los Angeles.
Oxford Square is an historic neighborhood which, according to the Oxford Square Neighborhood Association, lies between Pico Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard and includes both sides of Victoria Avenue and South Windsor Boulevard.
Park La Brea
Park La Brea is an apartment complex bounded by 3rd Street on the north, Cochran Avenue on the east, Sixth Street on the south and Fairfax Avenue on the west. With 4,255 units located in eighteen 13-story towers and 31 two-story “garden apartment buildings,” it is the largest housing development in the United States west of the Mississippi River.
Park Mile is a commercial strip that lies along Wilshire Boulevard between Highland Avenue on the west, Wilton Place on the east, Sixth Street on the north and Eighth Street on the south.
Wilshire Vista is an area north of Pico Boulevard near La Brea Avenue which for a long time was typically African-American but which around 2001 became more varied in ethnic composition with the arrival of young families and single professionals.
Mid-Wilshire residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 45.2% of the population in 2000, a high rate for both the city and the county. The percentage of residents with a master’s degree was also high.
As Mid-Wilshire is an neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, public facilities are provided by city departments: the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles Public Library. Public schools are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, The schools operating within Mid-Wilshire are:
- Los Angeles Senior High School, LAUSD, 4650 West Olympic Boulevard
- Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles, private high school, 5444 West Olympic Boulevard
- Shalhevet School, private K-12, 910 South Fairfax Avenue
- Los Angeles Community Adult School, 4650 West Olympic Boulevard
- Hancock Park Elementary School, LAUSD, 408 South Fairfax Avenue
- New Los Angeles Charter School, private middle, 1919 South Burnside Avenue
- Cathedral Chapel Elementary School, private, 755 South Cochran Avenue
- Westside Jewish Community Center. private elementary, 5870 West Olympic Boulevard
- Wilshire Crest Elementary School, LAUSD, 5241 West Olympic Boulevard
- Queen Anne Place Elementary School, LAUSD, 1212 Queen Anne Place
- Rejoyce in Jesus Christian School, private, 1304 South Cochran Avenue
Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Mid-City, LA
Attractions include restaurants and a post office named for singer Ray Charles, who had his recording studio in Mid-City. The neighborhood hosts eleven public and private schools. A north-south light-rail line is proposed for the area.
Mid-City was said to be “highly diverse” when compared to the city at large, with a diversity index of 0.637. The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was: Latinos, 45.2%; blacks, 38.3%; whites, 9.5%; Asians, 3.9%; and others, 3.1%. Mexico (46) and El Salvador (15.6%) were the most common places of birth for the 35.1% of the residents who were born abroad, a figure that was considered average for the city and county.
The median household income in 2008 dollars was $43,711, considered average for the city. The percentage of households earning $20,000 or less was high, compared to the county at large. The average household size of 2.8 people was just about average for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 68.9% of the housing units, and home- or apartment owners the rest.
The percentages of never-married men (43.2%) and never-married women (35%) were among the county’s highest. The census found 2,748 families headed by single parents, the 23.4% rate being considered high for both the city and the county.
Smaller named areas within the Mid-City neighborhood are Brookside, Crestview, Fremont Place, Lafayette Square, Little Ethiopia, Picfair Village, Wellington Square, and Victoria Park.
Mid-city residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 16.8% of the population in 2000, about average for both the city and the county.
These are the elementary or secondary schools within the neighborhood’s boundaries:
- Hamilton High School, 2955 Robertson Boulevard, which opened in fall 1931, with Thomas Hughes Elson as the principal. At the time, its attendance boundaries included Culver City and in 1932 they extended as far north as Mulholland Highway.
- Saturn Street Elementary School, 5360 Saturn Street
- Alta Loma Elementary School, 1745 Vineyard Avenue
- Shenandoah Street Elementary School, 2450 Shenandoah Street
- Futuro College Preparatory Elementary School, LAUSD charter, 3838 Rosemead Avenue
- Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School, alternative school, 1661 South Crescent Heights Boulevard
- Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, alternative school, 5931 West 18th Street
- Pico Elementary School, 4436 West Pico Boulevard
- Holy Spirit Elementary School, 1418 South Burnside Avenue
- Play Mountain Place, 6063 Hargis Street
- Donna Ro School, private, 4946 West 20th Street
The Pacific Electric Red Car lines heading west from downtown Los Angeles diverged at Vineyard Junction. One line continued on to Beverly Hills, while the other went out to Venice Beach. The old Vineyard Junction site is now occupied by the end terminal for the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus.
The Crenshaw Light Rail Line would allow Mid-City residents to easy access to the city’s east/west rail lines: the Purple Line along Wilshire Boulevard, the Expo Line from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City, and the Green Line from Norwalk to Redondo Beach.
Currently, the Mid-City alignment is unfunded, and part of the Crenshaw Corridor’s “Northern Feasibility Study”.
Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Hollywood, LA
Hollywood was said to be “highly diverse” when compared to the city at large. The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was: Latino or Hispanic, 42.2%, Non-Hispanic Whites, 41%; Asian, 7.1%; blacks, 5.2%, and others, 4.5%. Mexico (21.3%) and Guatemala (13%) were the most common places of birth for the 53.8% of the residents who were born abroad, a figure that was considered high for the city as a whole.
The median household income in 2008 dollars was $33,694, considered low for Los Angeles. The average household size of 2.1 people was also lower than the city norm. Renters occupied 92.4% of the housing units, and home- or apartment owners the rest.
The percentages of never-married men (55.1%), never-married women (39.8%) and widows (9.6%) were among the county’s highest. There were 2,640 families headed by single parents, about average for Los Angeles.
Street limits of the Hollywood neighborhood are: north, Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to the east boundary of Wattles Garden Park and Franklin Avenue between Bonita and Western avenues; east, Western Avenue; south, Melrose Avenue, and west, La Brea Avenue or the West Hollywood city line.
Other areas within Hollywood are Franklin Village, Little Armenia, Spaulding Square, Thai Town and Yucca Corridor.
Hollywood residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 28% of the population in 2000, about the same as in the county at large.
Schools in Hollywood include:
- Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School, private, 7300 Hollywood Boulevard
- Gardner Street Elementary School, LAUSD, 7450 Hawthorne Avenue
- Selma Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 6611 Selma Avenue
- Grant Elementary School, 1530 North Wilton Place
- Young Hollywood, private elementary, 1547 North McCadden Place
- Hollywood High School, LAUSD, 1521 North Highland Avenue
- Hollywood Community Adult School, LAUSD, 1521 North Highland Avenue
- Blessed Sacrament School, private elementary, 6641 Sunset Boulevard
- Helen Bernstein High School, LAUSD, 1309 North Wilton Place
- Richard A. Alonzo Community Day School, LAUSD, 5755 Fountain Avenue
- Beverly Hills RC School, private elementary, 6550 Fountain Avenue
- Hollywood Schoolhouse, private elementary, 1233 North McCadden Place
- Joseph LeConte Middle School, LAUSD, 1316 North Bronson Avenue
- T.C.A. Arshag Dickranian School, private K-12, 1200 North Cahuenga Boulevard
- Hollywood Primary Center, LAUSD elementary, 1115 Tamarind Avenue
- Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, 1022 North Van Ness Avenue
- Vine Street Elementary School, LAUSD, 955 North Vine Street
- Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School, LAUSD, 929 North Las Palmas Avenue
- Larchmont Charter School, elementary, 815 North El Centro Avenue
- Cheder Menachem, private elementary, 1606 South La Cienega Boulevard
Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Downtown, LA
Downtown Los Angeles is almost evenly balanced among the four major racial and ethnic groups – Asian Americans (23%), African Americans (22%), Latinos (25%) and non-Hispanic Whites (26%), according to an analysis of 2010 census data made by Loyola Marymount University researchers.
A study of the 2000 census showed that Downtown was the second-most diverse neighborhood in Los Angeles, its diversity index being 0.743, outrated only by Mid-Wilshire. The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was: Latinos, 36.7%; blacks, 22,3%; Asians, 21.3%; whites, 16.2%, and others, 3.5%. Mexico (44.7%) and Korea (17%) were the most common places of birth for the 41.9% of the residents who were born abroad, about the same ratio as in the city as a whole.
Downtown is bounded on the northeast by Cesar Chavez Avenue, on the east by the Los Angeles River, on the south by the Los Angeles city line with Vernon, on the southwest by East Washington Boulevard and on the west by the 110 Freeway or Beaudry Avenue, including the entire Four Level Interchange with Highway 101.
Downtown residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 17.9% of the population in 2000, about average in the city and the county, but there was a high percentage of residents with less than a high school diploma.
These are the elementary or secondary schools within the neighborhood’s boundaries:
- Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, LAUSD high school, 450 North Grand Avenue
- Downtown Business High School, LAUSD alternative, 1081 West Temple Street
- California Academy for Liberal Studies Early College High School, LAUSD charter, 700 Wilshire Boulevard
- Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, LAUSD charter, 644 West 17th Street
- Abram Friedman Occupational School, LAUSD adult education, 1646 South Olive Street
- Metropolitan Continuation School, LAUSD, 727 South Wilson Street
- Para Los Ninos Middle School, LAUSD charter, 1617 East Seventh Street
- Jardin de la Infancia, LAUSD charter elementary, 307 East Seventh Street
- Saint Malachy Catholic Elementary School, private, 1200 East 81st Street
- Tri-C Community Day School, LAUSD, 716 East 14th Street
- City of Angels, LAUSD alternative school, 1449 South San Pedro Street (formerly Central High School)
- San Pedro Street Elementary School, LAUSD, 1635 South San Pedro Street
- Saint Turibius Elementary School, private, 1524 Essex Street
- American University Preparatory School, private, 345 South Figueroa Street
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is at 800 South Hope Street, and the Colburn School for music and the performing arts is at 200 South Grand Avenue
- The Metro Expo Line was built in two phases and completed in 2016. The first phase of the project connected 7th Street/Metro Center Station downtown with Culver City via the former Pacific Electric Railway Santa Monica Air Line right-of-way. The second phase extended the line to Santa Monica. The Expo Line shares tracks with the Metro Blue Line north of Washington Boulevard, and shares both the Pico Station and 7th Street/Metro Center Station with the Blue Line.
- Los Angeles Union Station is set to be a major stop on the under-construction California High-Speed Rail system, though it will not be a part of the project’s Initial Operating Segment. The project would connect Northern and Southern California via the San Joaquin Valley, with service averaging 220 miles per hour (350 km/h).
- Under construction as of June 2016, the Regional Connector Transit Corridor will connect the Blue, Expo, and Gold Lines between the Little Tokyo/Arts District (which will be renamed “1st Street/Central”) and 7th Street/Metro Center stations.
- Work is planned to bring streetcar-style trolley service to Downtown Los Angeles via Broadway, connecting the L.A. Live development with the Grand Avenue cultural corridor and Bunker Hill.
Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Del Rey, LA
According to the Neighborhood Council Area Map, Del Rey is organized in eight areas ranging from Area A through H and surrounded on the northwest, north, northeast and east by Culver City, on the southeast by Playa Vista, on the southwest and west by Marina del Rey and on the northwest by Venice. Its southern apex touches the northeast corner of Playa del Rey.
Street and other boundaries are: the Culver City line on the northwest, north, east and southeast, Ballona Creek on the southeast and Lincoln Boulevard on the southwest. The western apex of Del Rey is at the corner of Lincoln and Washington boulevards.
The neighborhood was highly diverse ethnically. The breakdown was Latinos, 44.3%; whites, 34.0%; Asians, 14.1%; blacks, 4.4%, and others, 3.2%. Mexico (53.3%) and the Philippines (7.0%) were the most common places of birth for the 37.9% of the residents who were born abroad—about an average figure for Los Angeles.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $62,259, an average figure for Los Angeles. The average household size of 2.5 people was about the same as the city as a whole. Renters occupied 55.2% of the housing stock and house- or apartment owners held 44.8%.
The percentages of never-married men (42.9%) and divorced women (12.7%) were among the county’s highest. In 2000, there were 1,846 veterans, or 8.4%, a high rate for Los Angeles.
Thirty percent of Del Rey residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, an average figure for both the city and the county.
The schools within Del Rey are as follows:
- Culver City Christian School, private elementary, 11312 Washington Boulevard
- Stoner Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 11735 Braddock Drive
- ICEF Vista Elementary Academy, charter school, 4471 Inglewood Boulevard
- Braddock Drive Elementary School, LAUSD, 4711 Inglewood Boulevard
- Short Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 12814 Maxella Avenue
- Marina del Rey Middle School, LAUSD, 12500 Braddock Drive
- Ocean Charter School, charter elementary, 12606 Culver Boulevard
- Goethe International Charter School, charter elementary, 12500 Braddock Drive
Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Cheviot Hills, LA
Founded in 1924, the neighborhood has been the filming location of countless movies and television shows due to its convenient location between Fox Studios and Sony Studios. The neighborhood has also long been home to many actors, television personalities, and studio executives.
Cheviot Hills features the Cheviot Hills Park, the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, the Cheviot Hills Tennis Courts, and Rancho Park Golf Course. The park and recreation center have a community room which has a capacity of 80 to 100 people. In addition they have an auditorium, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, an unlighted baseball diamond, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, an indoor gymnasium without weights, picnic tables, and lighted volleyball courts. The Cheviot Hills Tennis Courts consists of fourteen lighted tennis courts. The Cheviot Hills Pool is an outdoor unheated seasonal pool in Cheviot Hills.
Almost all of today’s Cheviot Hills was within the Spanish land grant known as Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes. Largely undeveloped until the 1920s, initial construction in the residential section west of Motor Avenue dates to the 1920s. From the 1920s to 1953, the streetcar line known as the Santa Monica Air Line of the Pacific Electric Railway ran along the southern edge of Cheviot Hills and provided passenger service between Cheviot Hills, downtown Los Angeles, and downtown Santa Monica. Much of the neighborhood east of Motor Avenue and south of Forrester Drive was built on the site of the former California Country Club, and the residences date to the early 1950s. The neighborhood features several homes by prominent architects, such as the Strauss-Lewis House by Raphael Soriano and the Harry Culver Estate, designed by Wallace Neff.
The neighborhood was considered “not especially diverse” ethnically, with a high percentage of white people. The breakdown was whites, 78.8%; Latinos, 8.3%; Asians, 9.1%, blacks, 1.3%; and others, 2.5%. Japan (8.8%) and Mexico (7.7%) were the most common places of birth for the 20.8% of the residents who were born abroad—considered a low figure for Los Angeles.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $111,813, a high figure for Los Angeles, and the percentage of households earning $125,000 and up was considered high for the county. The average household size of 2.2 people was low for both the city and the county. Renters occupied 35.7% of the housing stock and house- or apartment owners held 64.3%.
The percentages of veterans who served during World War II or the Korean War were among the county’s highest.
Cheviot Hills’s street and other borders are: Rancho Park Golf Course and Hillcrest Country Club to the northwest; Anchor Avenue and Club Drive to the east; and Manning Avenue to the southwest.
The schools near Cheviot Hills are as follows:
Overland Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 10650 Ashby Avenue
Vista School, private K–12, 3200 Motor Avenue
Lycée Français de Los Angeles Kabbaz High School
Homes, condos and land for sale and rent in Brentwood, LA
Originally part of a Mexican land grant, the neighborhood began its modern development in the 1880s and hosted part of the pentathlon in the 1932 Summer Olympics. It was the site of the 1994 O. J. Simpson murder case and of a disastrous fire in 1961.
Modern development began after the establishment of the 600-acre (2.4 km2) Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors in the 1880s. A small community sprang up outside that facility’s west gate, taking on the name Westgate. Annexed by the City of Los Angeles on June 14, 1916, Westgate’s 49 square miles (130 km2) included large parts of what is now the Pacific Palisades and a small portion of today’s Bel-Air. Westgate Avenue is one of the last reminders of that namesake.
The racial breakdown is whites, 84.2%; Asians, 6.5%; Latinos, 4.5%; blacks, 1.2%; and others, 3.6%. Iran (27.2%) and the United Kingdom (4.8%) were the most common places of birth for the 21.1% of the residents who were born abroad—which was a low percentage for Los Angeles as a whole.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $112,927, considered high for the city and the county. Renters occupied 48.4% of the housing stock, and house- or apartment-owners held 51.6%. The average household size of two people was considered low for Los Angeles. The 5.7% of families headed by single parents was low for city and county neighborhoods.
As a member of a group of nearby neighborhoods that are affluent, it is known as one of the “Three Bs”, along with Beverly Hills and Bel Air.
Brentwood, like nearby Santa Monica, has a temperate climate influenced by marine breezes off the Pacific Ocean. Residents frequently wake to a “marine layer,” a cover of clouds brought in at night which burns off by mid-morning. The topography is generally split into two characters, broadly divided by Sunset Boulevard: the area north of Sunset is defined by ridges and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains; south of Sunset the area is hilly. The southern district features underground springs which bubble up into a small creek along “the Gully” near the Brentwood Country Club, and in the “Indian Springs” portion of the University High School campus, formerly the site of a Native American Tongva village.