Los Angeles Communities

A Southern California Real Estate Perspective

Neighborhoods on the Westside of Los Angeles


A close knit residential area with a mixture of large private estates in the exclusive Huntington and Riviera, and graciously sized homes in the Marquez Knolls, Bluffs, and Alphabet Street sections of this affluent community. Additionally, there are some townhomes and condominiums situated around the business center known as the Village. The Pacific Palisades is known as “Where The Mountains Meet the Sea” and is home to numerous Hollywood celebrities and luminaries.


An upscale community where properties are well maintained and many homes are conveniently located near amenities such as; private and public schools, shopping, coffee shops, and restaurants. Public transportation is readily available and the shops on San Vicente Boulevard are always lively. Adjacent to both the beach and major freeways, the weather in Brentwood is most often temperate. This exclusive neigborhood has the luxury of not having the chilly marine layer of the beach communities, nor the heat of inland areas. It’s right in the middle; and it’s perfect. It may be a little more expensive to live here, but it is definitely worth it!


Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of affluent single-family residences, multi-unit properties, condos and townhouses. The demographic in Santa Monica widely varies from entertainment executives, celebrities, surfers, young professionals, and students. The world-famous Third Street Promenade is known for its weekly farmers’ markets, fabulous dining, terrific shopping and engaging street performers. Also, the NoMo (north of Montana Avenue) section has beautiful estate-level properties that are just minutes away from both the beach and the neighborhood to the east, Brentwood.


Venice is a beachfront neighborhood that is known for its canals, beaches, and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, fortune-tellers, artists, and vendors. Venice was home to some of Los Angeles’ early beat poets and artists and has served as an important cultural center of the city. Today, Abbot Kinney has become one of the top destinations in both Los Angeles and the world for avant-garde eateries and boutiques. Cool was born here.


An affluent beachfront city with 27 miles of scenic beauty. Malibu is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of many Hollywood movie stars and others associated with the entertainment industry. Cross creek is the main shopping center with restaurants, retail shops and a movie theatre. The world famous “Surfrider beach” is across the street where you can see world famous surfers catching waves 365 days a year!


L.A.’s answer for New Yorkers! Surrounded by tall buildings and shopping centers, this is an ideal location for Los Angeles business moguls and East Coast transplants who love the city feel. Conveniently located in between Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, you can have the best of both worlds in Century City’s multiple and luxurious high-rise buildings.


Westwood is the center of movie-going on the Westside and the site of many movie premieres. UCLA is in the heart of Westwood so it is also a home to many students and faculty. There is also the Wilshire Corridor which is located on Wilshire Boulevard between Westwood and Beverly Hills, The Wilshire Corridor features luxurious condominiums in one of the most exclusive areas of Los Angeles.


Beverly Hills is, undeniably, an extremely luxurious and exclusive neighborhood. Its commercial streets are immaculate and filled with luxury boutiques and sophisticated shoppers. The famous Rodeo Drive is filled with shoppers at any given moment every day. Its Civic Center is a gorgeous, mission-style landmark. Its residential thoroughfares are lined with multi-million dollar mansions, towering trees, and miles of manicured green lawns. Life in Beverly Hills is GOOD.


Bel Air is encompassed by a prestigious and well-known pocket of Los Angeles known as the Golden Triangle, including Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills. Bel Air homes, many of which are in gated communities vary from original ranch style and modest one half stories to mansions with gorgeous views of the canyon and city lights. Bel Air is also famous for being home to the exclusive Bel-Air Country Club and the very private and tony Bel-Air Hotel.

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