There are a lot of reasons to fall in love with West Los Angeles. Most of all this is the type of community with the city where people want to put down roots. This is home to life-long Angelinos, families with children, and many young professionals who are seeking a new home for the long haul. What makes West Los Angeles so desirable is its great schools, nice selection of homes, open outdoor space, shops and restaurants, and its involved neighborhood council. From here it is anywhere in Westside is an easy drive. There really aren’t many negatives about West Los Angeles. It is known as safe, quiet and affordable and remains one of the most unpretentious sections of Los Angeles.
Enjoy the famed California weather and the great outdoors from a home in West Los Angeles. Streets here are lined with trees and there are lawns with green grass and gardens. A great place to spend time is at Stoner Recreation Center. This is a hub of year round activity with its athletic fields, children’s play area, sand box and waterpark. There is another surprising way to spend time outside in L.A. and that is a round of golf at one of the city’s few urban courses. The Rancho Park Golf Course in Cheviot Hills is a challenging public course and newly updated driving range.
Single-family bungalows that date back to the 1920s and low-rise, multi-family buildings characterize the housing market in West Los Angeles. Properties are smaller and simpler than in other sections of L.A. Homes are comparatively more affordable – which of course is increasing demand. The combination of public and private schools makes this a desirable education system, which also increases the popularity of West Los Angeles for families. In fact, Westwood Charter Elementary is one of the top-rated public schools in all of greater Los Angeles.
Some of the favored neighborhoods for home ownership are Rancho Park; the Westdale Trousdale area near National Boulevard; and Barrington Avenue and Cheviot Hills. Prices are generally higher the closer the homes are to Rancho Park Golf Course and Stoner Recreation Center.
In general, the cottages and bungalows that are on the market typically have two to three bedrooms. They really vary in architectural style. An English Country cottage might be next door to a Spanish stucco and two doors down from a traditional Cape Cod. These older homes were built pre-war and many still feature antique charm with their original moldings and fixtures. Extensive remodels have resulted in modern upgrades. There are also some beautifully landscaped lots that are a nice break from urban living. A larger, four bedroom/three bathroom home with a private yard and two car garage is priced at the higher end of the spectrum, closer to $2 million. At the other end of the scale, for a charming two-bedroom country cottage expect to pay closer to $1 million.
To find out how to make West Los Angeles your new address, start by calling the real estate team at Hartman Cole. Their team looks forward to hearing from you and welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and lasting business. Connect today!