Westwood is dominated by the influence of UCLA and its
world class Medical Center. Not only does the University provide
an atmosphere of intellectual endeavor, but it also offers superb
musical and dramatic performances.
Adjacent to the University, Westwood Village bustles with shops, restaurants, movie theaters, the Westwood Playhouse, and a museum housing the Armand Hammer Collection of Art.
The Wilshire Corridor is a stretch of luxury condominiums with penthouses selling in the millions. The residential area north of Wilshire Blvd. has winding, hilly streets with mature trees and elegant traditional and Spanish homes built in the 1930's. Homes south of Wilshire Blvd. tend to be equally charming, while more modest in size and price.
Westwood residents often work in Century City or Beverly Hills, its neighbor. It is just five minutes to the freeway, which accesses downtown Los Angeles and all other parts of the city.