Westwood is dominated by the campus of UCLA and its 40,000+ students. The rest of the neighborhood is a mix of office buildings, high-rise apartment buildings, single family homes, and smaller apartments.
Westwood Village, located at the edge of the UCLA campus, is a hub of shopping and dining. Thanks to student budgets, most the of restaurants are affordable. There are also a number of bars, lounges, and a comedy club.
Burbank: 19.2 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 75-80 minutes by transit
Century City: 3.1 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Downtown LA: 15.2 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 4.5 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 25-30 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike