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Westwood/West L.A.

Westwood, CA

Westwood is a commercial and residential neighborhood in the northern central portion of the Westside region of Los Angeles, California. It is the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The 2000 census found the forty-seven thousand people living in the neighborhood were generally young and moderately diverse ethnically, with a generally high level of income and education.

The neighborhood was developed after 1919, with a new campus of the University of California opened in 1926. Other attractions besides the UCLA campus include Westwood Village, with its historic motion picture theaters, restaurants and shopping,

Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery and the Hammer Museum. Holmby Hills is considered one of the wealthiest residential areas in Los Angeles, and the Geffen Playhouse attracts theater-goers. A Mormon temple is also prominent.There are several elementary schools and one middle school in the neighborhood.

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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $264,200

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $264,200 $201,900
Median Single Family Home Value $264,100 $200,100
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $276,600 $195,700
Percent Homes Decreasing 24.6% 17.2%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $166 $128
Median Sale Price 347 2,506,746
Property Tax $2,024 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 3.4% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 7.5% 6.9%

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