Westwood

Sophistication and Authenticity
Westwood offers very close proximity to the UCLA campus and a relatively walkable environment within Westwood Village. The nearby green spaces and the overall safe feel of the neighborhood make it a great option for families with young children and pets, as well. Though Westwood is a relatively affordable area, in true LA fashion, the neighborhood still manages to maintain a measure of high-end charm with sleek dining options, multiple theaters, and intermittent trendy locales. Because of it’s proximity to UCLA, its attractive scenery within Westwood Village, and its effortless blend of sophistication and authenticity, Westwood is a very popular and active neighborhood.

Renters here love to be apart of the action and experience the culture encompassed in the Westwood neighborhood. Traffic can be very difficult and noise levels can be high, but the residents find this to be a worthwhile price to pay.
What Westwood Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.9
value
7.5
amenities
7.0
social
6.0
management
7.2
Median rents in Westwood
Studio
$
2,200
1 Bedroom
$
3,400
2 Bedroom
$
3,900

Living in
Westwood

Walkable
Close to Campus
Not Much Nightlife
Student Friendly
Public Transit
Safe
Great Restaurants
Central Location
Grocery Stores
Westwood — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 72 neighborhood reviews)
I live right by the corner of Westwood and Santa Monica, on the north side of Santa Monica and the east side of Westwood. The neighborhood is mostly university students and retirees. I feel incredibly safe - I've left our back door open to our yard many times while I'm away (for pet reasons) and no one has ever broken in. I walk regularly in the neighborhood and am never bothered. I would feel comfortable walking in this neighborhood in the middle of the night, alone (I am a cisgender woman in her mid 20s).
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9
/10
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n/a
Great location right in the heart of Westwood. Plenty of restaurants, bars, and whatever else you are looking for. Due to the close proximity to campus, a lot of the happy hours and off campus events are usually pretty close by as well, so very convenient to be able to walk or take a short Uber ride.
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9
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Really nice to be walkable to UCLA, and there is shuttle that will drop off close to the law school which makes my commute easy! There isn't much nightlife in Westwood or Westwood Village, so I typically take a Lyft to Santa Monica, WeHo, or Brentwood/Sawtelle.
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8
/10
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10933 Rochester
The bar/restaurant scene at Westwood has been getting better in recent years, but it's still lacking in many respects. In n out is dangerously close to Weyburn. Grocery stores like Ralphs, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's are within walking distance.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Weyburn Terrace
You can find almost everything within walking distance (grocery store, coffee shops, restaurants, bars)
Westwood Village does have a homeless problem. It can feel a little insecure at night (for a woman walking alone).
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8
/10
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El Greco Lofts
Westwood has everything you need. It's a great student village and as someone with no car it makes my life extremely easy to have so much I can access within a few blocks of my apt.
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Blocks from campus, so really nice walk to school each day. Almost entirely UCLA students - so some loud parties. Very safe. Close to all UCLA amenities, which is really nice.
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8
/10
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Levering Arms
There are a lot of restaurants, grocery stores, shopping places nearby. Besides that there are plenty of other students nearby and it seems to be save.
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Very convenient for UCLA students, especially students who don't have a car. Everything you need is in walking distance in Westwood Village.
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Westwood very much has a college town type feel with local bars and well known restaurant chains and clothing stores right off of campus.
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8
/10
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Midvale Court
very close to campus, but I don't feel comfortable walking alone at night. the food options could be better - a lot of fast food.
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8
/10
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Westwood Village Galleria
Good neighbourhood. Safe and close to UCLA campus. However, Not that many affordable options for students.
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8
/10
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The Plaza Apartments
Safe neighborhood, quite convenient since there is a lot to do in Westwood Village.
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8
/10
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Wilshire Summit
Neighborhood is great, lots of amenities, easy to get around and close to campus.
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8
/10
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Midvale Court
Close to shops, services and restaurants. Easy to walk around and safe.
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8
/10
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Ashton Towers
Lots of dining and grocery options at all price points. Very happy to have Ralph's and Target within walking distance (along with upscale groceries if that's your thing). 30 min to LAX or Santa Monica by car (if traffic is cooperative). Easy access to the 405. Lots of Uber cars around to take you where you need to go. Some quiet neighborhoods around campus that are good for running.

Some homeless people but overall feels quite safe. Only problem is that (surprise) it's definitely not cheap to live here.
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace Paseo
Quiet neighborhood and safe (as much as anyplace can be that is not hyper rich).
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9
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Safe and convenient but not a lot of bars and restaurants to choose from.
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10
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Westwood is fine. Neighborhood isn't the best, but it's convenient.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Weyburn Place
Westwood is amazing! I love the walkability of the neighborhood and all the great restaurants and cafes. It is really nice to have the Target and Ralphs in walking distance and you can't beat being able to walk to campus. It is also a nice central location, so it is an easy drive west to Santa Monica or east to Beverly Hills/West Hollywood.
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10
/10
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Legacy At Westwood
Westwood is great if you want to be close to campus, have markets and cheap restaurants nearby, and have a safe environment. I can walk to Anderson in about 30 mins and drive in less than 10. Lots of undergrads in Westwood, though, so for second year I plan to move farther west.
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6
/10
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Westwood Gardens
Westwood is convenient because it's right by campus. I walk to school, come home for lunch, rarely have to drive, and can easily get to campus for evening events. There are also plenty of places to shop and eat in Westwood Village.
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10
/10
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685 1/2 Levering Avenue
Perfect for those who want to walk to campus and enjoy the multitude of local restaurants. The downside is the nightlife, which Westwood has little in comparison to West Hollywood or Venice/Santa Monica.
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9
/10
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The Glendon at Westwood Village
Neighbor apartments have a young crowd but they are tamed. A lot within walking distance and close to campus. Great apartment for first year; recommend Brentwood or Culver City for second year.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Midvale Apartments
Lots of good restaurants and shopping
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10
/10
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Roberts Hall
It's a bustling college area.
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9
/10
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Ariel Court
Close to UCLA
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8
/10
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950 Hilgard Ave
Close to UCLA but not much to do
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9
/10
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The Plaza Apartments
Pros:

Close to campus
Close to Ralphs, Trader Joe's and Farmer's Market
Lots of college bars and food
Local theatre 30 mins walk to campus Cons: Homeless people Theft Street parking
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5
/10
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801 Levering avenue
Great for getting to campus. Not a ton of stuff to do in the neighborhood, but all the basic needs are met - groceries, a few restaurants, pharmacies, etc. Very safe at night.
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7
/10
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The Colony
There are many places to eat, hang out and have fun. Grocery stores are close by, as well as movie theaters, hair salons, clothing stores, and much more.
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5
/10
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655 Kelton Ave
Close to UCLA, close to transit, close to grocery stores, dry cleaning and a lot of other useful stuff within walking distance.
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10
/10
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Weyburn Terrace Paseo
Lots of restaurants and stores located walking distance away. No car necessary! Not much nightlife.
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8
/10
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969 HILGARD Ave
Walking to campus, you see a lot of disgusting trash, especially in front of the frat houses.
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4
/10
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Strathmore Terrace Apartments
Great walk-ability, good restaurants, shops and unique little business.
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10
/10
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N/A
Super convenient and safe, walking distance to school
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8
/10
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Wilshire Summit
I'm not a city person, so it feels like there's nothing to do. I don't like bars or clubs, and I can't afford to eat out. Movies are pretty expensive, too. I would love more green space to sit and get away from the noisy 405. But there is a grocery store nearby, and there are a fair number of restaurants and movie theaters. There should be plenty to do for city people. Westwood feels like your typical college town, and it's full of students.
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Quiet and pretty neighborhood very close to Westwood blvd restaurants, coffee, dry cleaning, grocery stores. Just cross Wilshire blvd past the Equinox to enter Westwood Village. Street parking typically easy to find. Does not have quite the same concentration of MBAs as Sawtelle/Brentwood.
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9
/10
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Midvale Apartments
College neighborhood. They've opened up a few bars in the last couple of years, one right on the corner, Roccos. Nice place to just walk around and do groceries. Close to Sawtelle (for asian food), Brentwood (bougie food), and Century City (best mall ever).
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9
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Westwood is great because it is close to UCLA, but other than that there is not a lot to do. I do love that there are multiple grocery stores and a Target within walking distance, but there are not amazing dining options for nice dinners or bars.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hilgard Apartments
Westwood is close to almost every place you will want to go while in business school! It is sitting between the beach (Santa Monica and Venice) and Hollywood, so driving on either direction won't take you hours.
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9
/10
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10401 Wilshire Apartments
You can find nearly everything you need for living here. Public transportation is convenient to get to downtown and santa monica. Many UCLA students live in this area so it's safe.
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6
/10
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Veteran Plaza
It has all the shopping amenities that you could need for groceries and such. There are a few nice places to eat in the area but in general is quite run down.
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9
/10
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Weyburn Terrace Paseo
The neighborhood is great since it's right next to all the restaurants, stores and shops in downtown Westwood. Walking distance to everything.
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9
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Generally positive but multiple hit and runs against my car parked in the street and one vehicle break in while car was parked in garage.
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8
/10
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1371 S Beverly Glen Blvd
We love our neighborhood! It's close to everything we need and there is plentiful street parking and beautiful residences nearby.
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8
/10
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10506 Eastborne Ave, Apt 8
Close to campus if that’s a concern. More expensive and less to do when compared to other west side neighborhoods
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8
/10
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Diamond Head Apartments
Lacks dining options, but close to UCLA's campus, safe, good access to grocery stores.
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Safe area with a lot of restaurants. Close to UCLA and very close to the BruinBus.
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8
/10
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Midvale Court
A safe place with lot of grocery shops and eating joints around. CLose to campus.
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10
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Westwood is a great place to live - very convenient!
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8
/10
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10401 Wilshire Apartments
Most international students stay here. All amenities and decent food options available
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7
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Close to campus so you can walk, but not by many of the bars we go out to.
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace Paseo
The neighbors are all UCLA graduate students, so it could not be better.
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/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Westwood Village is extremely underrated! I LOVE living there. It literally has everything you need - lots of restaurants, grocery stores and a target. Only issue is that most of the social events are in Brentwood/Sawtelle/Santa Monica. With that said, I choose to be closer to campus (only a 10 minutes bike, 20 minute walk).
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace Paseo
I love to exercise and felt safe enough to run around as the sun was setting. Our neighbors were other students and it just felt like a nice community of friends to be surrounded by. The central court is a great place to sit and talk but be careful because words can echo for the entire complex to hear!
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10
/10
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Kelton Plaza Apartments
westwood is a great neighborhood for students. With plenty of restaurants nearby as well as supermarkets, dry cleaning, public transportation and everything a student needs. Walking (of free shuttle bus) from campus. And 10-15 minutes uber ride from Santa Monica and Brentwood.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Weyburn Terrace Paseo
The apartment is north of wilshire and for anyone who wants to find a decent price for an apartment while living close by to campus, this is one of the few apartments you'll find it at for ~$700 and under.
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8
/10
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Levering Apartments
I live across from the park on Veteran but I avoid it at night - some drug deals happening, lots of overnight campers, etc. I also would avoid walking under the 405 overpass along Ohio at night.
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6
/10
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The Colony
It is surrounded by mostly students and several neighbors who have been residents for a while (eg older couples, and some families). There is a high density of other apartment complexes that rent out to students embedded into the neighborhood full of families so it is very safe. Street lamps everywhere and it is usually pretty lively at night so you do not feel isolated. It is also far enough from frat row that you do not hear their rowdy parties.
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10
/10
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540 Kelton
Close to school, very safe, clean
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10
/10
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10630 Wilkins ave
Convenient but expensive
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Westwood is quiet but vibrant place to live.
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9
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
The neighborhood is fine.
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8
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
Several super markets, good variety of restaurants at decent prices. Only thing I don't like about Westwood is the dirty streets. Not as clean and nice like other parts of the city
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
Weyburn Terrace Paseo
I live in Wilshire Corridor in Westwood which is great place to live. Central to everything, but not a ton of places to walk to (since I am not in downtown Westwood).
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1250 S Beverly Glen Blvd
It depends on how close you live to Westwood Village - we're about a mile away so it's not really close enough to walk, but the neighborhood is great!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
10401 Wilshire Apartments
Neighborhood is right by south campus. Very safe and not so close to bars that you get drunk people making too much noise
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7
/10
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Tiverton Court
Nice area. Everything you need (Especially school!).

But certainly quiet. Limited nightlife.
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9
/10
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weyburn terrace
A lot of anderson students at weyburn. Very easy to socialize with them at weyburn.
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10
/10
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Weyburn Terrace
In the heart of the UCLA campus; safe and student-friendly environment
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Weyburn Terrace
Convenient neighborhood for students!
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9
/10
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Weyburn Terrace Paseo


Getting to Know
Westwood

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Whittier Dr to S Sepulveda Blvd
North to South Boundaries: Sunset Blvd to Santa Monica Blvd
dining
Feast At Rieber
Flame Persian Cuisine
Soupure Brentwood
The Cooperage
grocery
Ralphs
Sprouts Farmers Market
Whole Foods
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
fitness
Bene-fit Boot Camp
Equinox
LA DanceFit Studio
Westwood Recreation Center
parks
UCLA Unicamp
coffee
Clementine
Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Café
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
bus
2-302 (bus)
20 (bus)
20/720 (bus)
4 (bus)
parking
Laz Parking
Quality Parking Service
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Westwood includes zip codes 90024, 90049, and 90067
Rent vs Own
8
%
of Westwood residents are renters
Driving to Work
%
of Westwood residents drive to work
New Construction
52
%
of housing units in Westwood have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
11
%
<20 units
7
%
20-49 units
7
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
20
%
18 - 34
27
%
35 - 54
34
%
55+
5
%
Unit Mix
81
%
Studio
3
%
1 Bed
16
%
2 Bed
29
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
25
%
Undergrad Student
3
%
Grad Student
5
%
Unemployed
61
%
Retired
73
%

Best Apartments
in Westwood


Studio $2,010
1 Bed $2,400
2 Beds $3,170

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1 Bed $2,864
2 Beds $4,350
3 Beds $5,591

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2 Beds $2,815

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