Sawtelle

Close to UCLA and the Beach
Sawtelle is a popular option for UCLA students looking for proximity to campus and a short trip to the beach. While there are many great restaurants and shops in the area, some of them cater to a slightly older clientele and can be a bit pricey. The neighborhood is repeatedly highlighted for its safety and walkability, making it easy to hit up one of the highly rated Sushi spots, enjoy the nightlife at places like Mom’s Bar or The Arsenal, or take a casual stroll to one of the many grocery stores in the area.

Residents here are usually students or other university affiliates. The residents enjoy the convenience of living near a lot of action and are willing to endure the traffic and street noise that goes along with all the fun.
What Sawtelle Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
8.0
amenities
6.9
social
8.0
management
7.2
Median rents in Sawtelle
Studio
$
2,200
1 Bedroom
$
2,800
2 Bedroom
$
3,600

Living in
Sawtelle

Lively
Great for Students
Close to Campus
Safe
Fun Nightlife
Traffic
Beach Nearby
Good Food
Central Location
Sawtelle — 8.2/10 Rating (based on 20 neighborhood reviews)
The neighborhood is very affordable. With roommates you can easily afford almost any newer apartment building as a grad student. It is also close to campus - really pays off when you have a 4 PM class and you need to get to school during rush hour. Also many fellow Anderson students live in the area which is nice.

Being close to Santa Monica is amazing. You really could take a break during the day and go to an amazing beach for a couple hours. Very few locations offer that.

I wish the neighborhood was more walkable. Driving/parking during lunch and dinner rushes is a nightmare.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Armacost Manor
Great neighborhood - we recently had an influx of new bars which is nice. This is technically West LA, but walking distance to some awesome ramen restaurants on Sawtelle. Only takes me 10-15 minutes to get to school on most days, unless you leave right at 5 PM. Easy to walk over to San Vicente for coffee on weekend mornings, and easy to get down to Santa Monica via SM Blvd.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Santa Monica at Federal
Brentwood is an affluent and friendly neighborhood. There is a mix of 20-somethings and young families. San Vicente Blvd is the "main street" of Brentwood with lots of coffee shops. It's pretty quiet in terms of nightlife.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
11804 Kiowa Ave
Pros:
1) Great food (ramen and Mexican especially)
2) Proximity to grocery stores, campus and bars
3) Safe
4) Proximity to a lot of Anderson students (5-10 minutes walking)

Cons:
1) Street parking can be difficult to find
2) Can hit some heavy overflow traffic from the 405, Santa Monica, and Wilshire
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Butler Cabana
It's close to campus and bars that UCLA students go to, so it's not too bad. If I could live in Santa Monica, Venice, WeHo, KTown, or a few other spots, I'd probably want to check those out.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Rose
Sawtelle is great neighborhood for undergrad and grad students. It's very lively, with an abundance of restaurants and bars of all price ranges.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Barry Hill
Best place to live for Anderson students. Close to campus, close to Santa Monica, and tons of classmates in the area.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Darlington Center
Full of restaurants and options. Easy to access, easy moving to and from campus
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Santa Monica at Federal
Not much to do in Brentwood. West Hollywood is more interesting.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Barry Hill
Good neighborhood - restaurants and bars are plentiful.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1222 Amherst
25 minutes driving to school in rush traffic. 15 minutes otherwise. Neighborhood is quiet and safe, but a range of bars, shops, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. are within walking and short driving/uber range. Bus and metro stops are both fairly close. Easy highway access to both the 405 and the 10. Price range is cheaper than Brentwood or Santa Monica.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1540 S Centinela Ave
Near a ton of Anderson people, lots of sushi/ramen spots (some of the best on Sawtelle Ave.). Easy to get to and from campus with reverse-commute, I never hit traffic.

Close enough to Uber out to Santa Monica/Venice for cheap and hit downtown every once in a while.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Purdue Ohio
Pros:
- Close drive to UCLA campus w/ easy access to 405
- Can pick up #1 bus from Santa Monica and Sawtelle bus to UCLA
- Given the area, street parking is not too difficult to find
- Easy walk to Sawtelle for food
- Rent is reasonable given the area
- Small complex with only 12 units so there's not too much noise
- Management is very responsive

Cons:
- Non-master bedrooms are pretty small and one of them has a stand-up shower (not a bathtub)
- Appliances and apartment doesn't feel very "modern" (though everything works)
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1771 Beloit
Many Anderson students live in this neighborhood. It is close to campus and within walking distance of many restaurants and bars. I am considering staying in this neighborhood after graduating.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Butler Cabana
It is safe. I usually run in the late night and no problem at all. Next to the bus stop there are some homeless but it is fine. A lot of UCLA students living nearby makes it safe.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Jeremy Apts
Good food, good bars that are walking or a short uber away. Right next to the 405 which makes getting anywhere a breeze.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Beloit at Ohio
Half of the class lives in this area, so it's great for meeting up with friends and sharing Ubers.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
West Park Village
Good location/neighborhood. Close enough to school or social areas.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Butler Cabana
Edge of sawtelle, amenities for neighborhood aren't great
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Santa Monica at Federal
Lots of nearby restaurants with solid happy hours. 12-20 minute drive to campus depending on traffic.
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9
/10
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Purdue Ohio


Getting to Know
Sawtelle

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: San Diego Fwy to Centinela Ave
North to South Boundaries: Montana Ave to Santa Monica Fwy
dining
Billingsley’s
El Paladar Oaxaqueno Taco Truck
Habayit
Hara Sushi
grocery
Smart & Final
Star Market
Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Legacy Gym
Pineapple Fitness
The Perfect Workout
Westside Workout Pilates Studio
coffee
8 Espressos
Cacao Coffee House
Coral Tree Cafe
Juice Crafters
parks
Stoner Recreation Center
bus
1/R10 (bus)
15 (bus)
17 (bus)
2 (bus)
rail
Metro Expo Line (806) (light rail)
parking
Ace The Gardens
Athena Parking Inc.
Modern Parking Inc.
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Sawtelle includes zip codes 90025, 90049, and 90064
Rent vs Own
58
%
of Sawtelle residents are renters
Driving to Work
77
%
of Sawtelle residents drive to work
New Construction
10
%
of housing units in Sawtelle have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
78
%
<20 units
15
%
20-49 units
7
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
15
%
18 - 34
34
%
35 - 54
27
%
55+
24
%
Unit Mix
6
%
Studio
26
%
1 Bed
40
%
2 Bed
28
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
66
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
15
%

Best Apartments
in Sawtelle


Studio $1,470
1 Bed $2,020
2 Beds $2,856

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2 Beds $2,950

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Studio $1,995
1 Bed $2,495

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2 Beds $3,500
3 Beds $4,000


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