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LA's "Little Osaka" is an up-and-coming neighborhood with a burgeoning food scene.
Studio / 1 BR
32% Complete
1,895
2 Bedrooms
50% Complete
3,000
3 Bedrooms
73% Complete
4,373
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
5,995

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 345 Shops
  • 176 Fitness options
  • 227 Restaurants
  • 22 Grocery stores/markets
  • 31 Banks
  • 37 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

Sawtelle has an average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Sawtelle LIKE?

While part of downtown Los Angeles gets claim to the moniker "Little Tokyo", Sawtelle – now called Sawtelle Japantown – has been called "Little Osaka". The name comes from Sawtelle's history as a destination for Japanese-Americans arriving in the 1890s, often escaping persecution in San Francisco. Today it's becoming a trendy place to live for people priced out of the expensive neighborhoods further west. This diverse area is home to single family homes, apartment buildings, terrific ethnic restaurants, and decent shopping.

Sawtelle is bordered on the north by Brentwood, on the east by Westwood, West Los Angeles, and Ranch Park, on the south by Mar Vista, and on the west by Santa Monica.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 19.8 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Century City: 3.1 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30-45 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Downtown LA: 12.4 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 8.1 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit

Sawtelle Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Sawtelle LOCAL schools

K-6 GRADES
New World Montessori School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.25 mi
1-9 GRADES
Westside Christian Academy, The
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.35 mi
PK-7 GRADES
The Westside Christian Academy
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.37 mi
K-5 GRADES
La Ballona Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.41 mi
6-8 GRADES
Palms Middle School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.45 mi

 

Local Flavor   Sawtelle Local Flavor

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle
Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle 2057 SAWTELLE BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 MAP
http://tsujita-la.com

This is a popular spot that often has a line of people waiting for their tsukemen: hearty ramen noodles dipped in thick and tasty tonkotsu soup, which is cooked for 60 hours.

Plan Check
Plan Check 1800 SAWTELLE BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 MAP
http://www.plancheck.com

This is one of LA's great burger joints. It has great sides, fries, and a beer selection as well.

Tatsu Ramen
Tatsu Ramen 2123 SAWTELLE BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 MAP
http://www.tatsuramen.com

Yep, another ramen place. This is Little Osaka after all. Their ramen is a product of intense hours of labor of love; made with carefully selected all-natural ingredients. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @sawtelle.japantown, @kathykat27, @curiouscravingz, @paper.darling, @teddyjsolomon, @yoshirox10, @hybrid_hues, @denko_chan, @chihiroig, @charliethegreatexplore, @yukari_uetsuji, @wudaijiajia, @minh_hien_luu, @joeytsuboi, @thomasnvh for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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