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This dense neighborhood is still overcoming its rough past but has an envious location next to Downtown LA.
Studio / 1 BR
48% Complete
1,589
2 Bedrooms
64% Complete
2,125
3 Bedrooms
97% Complete
3,200
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,300

Good For
  • Creatives
  • Singles
  • Students

 

What's around
  • 372 Shops
  • 48 Fitness options
  • 260 Restaurants
  • 67 Grocery stores/markets
  • 18 Banks
  • 44 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

Westlake has a high violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Westlake LIKE?

Stuck in between Koreatown to the west and Downtown Los Angeles to the east, Westlake is a dense, industrial-looking neighborhood. While it was once home to affluent Angelenos, it's recent history has been dominated by gangs and crime, though it's slowly getting cleaned up. Because of its reputation, the cost of living has remained low so it's attracting young people, students, and artists.

This diverse area has some great places to eat, including Langer's Deli, which has been around since 1947. You'll also find Korean, steakhouses, burger joints, barbecue, and Mexican options.

Housing mostly consists of large apartment developments and low-rise apartment buildings. Parking on the street can be difficult, so you'll want to find a place that comes with a spot for your car.

Westlake is bordered on the north by Silver Lake and Echo Park, on the east by Downtown LA, on the south by Pico-Union, and on the west by Koreatown.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 10.6 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 60-70 minutes by transit
Century City: 8.9 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 2.1 miles / 5-20 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Santa Monica: 15 miles / 40-75 minutes by car / 85 minutes by transit

Westlake Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Westlake LOCAL schools

K-5 GRADES
Esperanza Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.17 mi
6-8 GRADES
John H. Liechty Middle School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.23 mi
K-5 GRADES
Macarthur Park Elementary School For The Visual And Performing Arts
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.35 mi
K-5 GRADES
N.E.W. Academy Of Science And Arts
Parent Rating:
Type:Charter
Distance:0.39 mi
1-5 GRADES
Charles White Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.42 mi

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @notthosekids, @ggcinema, @realscottlewis, @martinpufpaf, @dovcharney_la, @gregorygilmer, @hainje88, @tristan1one, @steve_m_g_, @alisarose___, @chris_x_saenz, @yamato_la, @hellafrida, @littlecupid, @nightbrain_victim, @lifeofdroh, @_mark______, @girldecanela, @colorfilmbyben for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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