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Check out the LA Times Westwood neighborhood profile.
Wrapped around UCLA and defined by Sunset Boulevard on the north, Santa Monica Boulevard on the south, the 405 to the west and Beverly Glen to the east, Westwood is a mix of single-family homes (ranging into the 4-million dollar range), high-rise condominiums and well-maintained multi-family dwellings. Westwood also has some high-rated public elementary schools, including Fairburn and Warner Avenue.With Westwood’s central location, you can be about 20 minutes (no traffic of course) to any area of the city. At the core of Westwood is Westwood Village. Openedin 1929, the original design was considered one of the most well planned and beautifully laid out of commercial areas in the nation. Unfortunately the 1980s and 1990s saw a bit of a decline in the Village but there has been a push to revitalize Westwood with the opening of the acclaimed Hammer Museum.