West Los Angeles Real Estate

The Los Angeles Westside is an urban region in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. It has no official definition, but, according to the Los Angeles Times, it comprises 101.28 square miles (262 km2), encompassing 28 districts in the city of Los Angeles and two unincorporated neighborhoods, plus the cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica and West Hollywood. The term “Westside” is often used intechangeably with “West L.A.” by Los Angeles residents, with La Brea Avenue being the commonly accepted eastern borderline.

Overview

The Westside is one of, if not the, most important economic, commercial, and cultural centers of the Greater Los Angeles area. The area is also home to some of the most affluent neighborhoods of Los Angeles such as Bel Air, Pacific Palisades and Venice, as well as cities such as Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Additionally, most of the city’s Millionaire’s Miles are found on the Westside.

The majority of the film industry’s operation in the United States is no longer based in Hollywood, but rather in the Westside. As a result, the bulk of the metropolitan region’s major production corporations, talent agencies and entertainment law firms are based in this area.

Also, the Westside is home to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), located in the Westwood neighborhood, which itself is one of the city’s largest business districts outside of Downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the principal airport of the Greater Los Angeles area, is located in the southern Westside neighborhood of Westchester and is among of the busiest airports in the world in terms of passenger traffic and cargo handled.

Transportation

The Westside rivals downtown Los Angeles for the number of people commuting to it from other areas, in particular the San Fernando Valley to the north and the South Bay to the south.

The proposed Pacific Coast, Beverly Hills, and Laurel Canyon freeways went unbuilt in the face of massive community opposition. A great deal of development took place in anticipation of these roadways’ construction, resulting in significant congestion on the area’s surface streets during peak rush hour. Proposals to widen existing freeways have been explored, and, more recently, a previous proposal to turn Pico and Olympic boulevards into one-way streets has been revived.  The area is well covered by several Metro Rapid bus lines that traverse most major thoroughfares, but the routes are often extremely slow due to traffic congestion. Construction has commenced on the light rail Expo Line (Los Angeles Metro) that will connect Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles by 2015.

Demographics

In the 2000 census, the Westside (as defined by the Los Angeles Times) had a population of 529,427. The areas within the city of Los Angeles that L.A. Almanac recognize as part of the Westside had a population of 413,351.[10] Originally, the Westside was overwhelmingly white, but it has grown more ethnically diverse. In 2000, non-Hispanic whites made up 63% of the population. Economic levels vary from middle class to upper class, and a majority of the wealthiest communities in Los Angeles County are located on the Westside.

The Gilroy Group, a professional team of real estate agents, title reps and escrow officers managed by Kevin and Melissa under the umbrella of RE/MAX Estate Properties are extremely experienced and knowledgeable in the luxurious real estate market area of West Los Angeles.

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