West LA

Its welcoming, small-town culture has coined this iconic LA area the “Community of Communities”.

Welcome to West Los Angeles

Eclectic neighborhood comprised of popular restaurants, bars, and cafes.
 
West Los Angeles’ unique blend of Old World charm and LA’s glittering, fast-paced lifestyle creates an ambiance no other city can imitate. Its up-and-coming neighborhoods attract young professionals and families to its town, and its welcoming, small-town culture has coined this iconic LA area the “Community of Communities”. Its three miles of stunning Pacific Ocean shoreline and attractions like Westwood Village make West Los Angeles a must-visit. 
 

What to Love 

 
  • An exciting urban feel
  • Close to the beach
  • Thriving tech industry
  • More walkable than other LA neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

 
West LA’s sparkling glamor blends with a laid-back atmosphere, where residents can enjoy a walkable dining and shopping district with trendy fashion and newsworthy cuisine while also being a part of quiet residential areas where neighbors are family friends. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Totoraku’s is West LA’s mystery. With a nondescript building, no website, and a reservation system solely used by phone, this Japanese restaurant follows the traditions of elite restaurants in Tokyo, with all attention focusing on its world-famous cuisine. Oftentimes, reservations are months out. The restaurant’s lucky guests are transported on a culinary experience chocked full of Japan’s finest flavors, with its rotating menu offering sashimi, foie gras bites, and Kobe beef. 
 
Mori Sushi serves authentic Japanese sushi and sashimi in its Michelin-starred restaurant, where all fish are freshly-caught. Its seasonal rotating menu ensures high-quality ingredients and mouthwatering entrees. As such, the menu changes with the seasons to ensure high-quality ingredients. 
 
West Los Angeles’ One Westside Shopping Center offers retail from the nation’s best brands alongside a trendy, vibrant atmosphere with a sprawling neon fish tank. Stop by boutique Black Market for a perfect blend of east and west LA. This store offers a little bit for everyone, including men's and women's clothing, books, housewares, jewelry, accessories, and shoes.
 

Things to Do

 
Visit the Los Angeles International Fencing Center. This fencing center is one of the best in the country, and classes are available for all skill levels. Enjoy an evening with friends at the Santa Monica Pier. Indulge in traditional fair cuisine, hop on the Ferris Wheel, meet exotic animals up close and personal in the on-site aquarium, and take in incredible ocean views while fishing.
 

Schools

 
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves the community of West Los Angeles. Top-rated schools include:
 
  • Westwood Charter School
  • New West Charter School

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