Welcome to West LA

The heart and soul of Hollywood come alive along the West LA streets

From the glittering streets of Beverly Hills to the festive and fun clubs and restaurants of West Hollywood, West LA (often referred to as “Westside”) is home to some of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. Westwood is home to the prestigious university of UCLA, and if you want to live near the water in a thriving urban area, Playa Vista and Playa Del Rey are wonderful options. The Sunset Strip boasts some of Hollywood’s most iconic sights and sounds, and gorgeous beachfront destinations like Santa Monica, Venice, Pacific Palisades, and Marina del Rey are beloved places to live.

Westside LA is home to more fantastic shopping and dining opportunities than you could ever imagine! Enjoy healthy Mexican cuisine and cocktails on the sunny patio at Gracias Madre, or enjoy a night on the town in West Hollywood, dining on modern Thai food at Night + Market or Mediterranean fare at Olivetta. There’s always a chance you might spot a celebrity enjoying an Italian meal at local favorite Dan Tana’s! For shopping, there’s no better spot than Beverly Hills’ iconic Rodeo Drive. With top designers like Gucci, Cartier, and Ralph Lauren all located along one thoroughfare, fashionistas will be in heaven. If you’re looking for more of a mall destination, the fun-filled open-air shopping center The Grove has got you covered; grab dinner at a favorite eatery like Blue Ribbon Sushi or Umami Burger and browse retail favorites like Barnes and Noble, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora, and many more.

Pay a visit to the stunning Santa Monica Pier, where you can ride the famous Ferris wheel, grab a delicious bite to eat, sunbathe on the sandy beach, and take a dip in the refreshing Pacific Ocean. Venice is a great place to stroll along the boardwalk, browsing quirky and artistic shops and getting in a light jog or bike ride. Just above West Hollywood, you’ll find the historic Hollywood Bowl, one of the city’s best places to enjoy a concert or live performance; you can also admire some spectacular art at the Getty museum near Westwood right off the 405.

West LA is home to some spectacular schools, both public and private. There are great high school options, including Venice Senior High School, Malibu High School, and Beverly Hills High School. Esteemed area private schools include Crossroads School (Santa Monica), Westside Waldorf (Pacific Palisades), and Santa Monica Catholic School (Santa Monica).


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