Resplendent and Eye-catching, Aesthetic and Tasteful Westwood Los Angeles Real Estate

Posted by BanCorp Properties on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 9:26am.


If you are in the area looking at Westwood Los Angeles properties, and have some extra time left over at the end of the day, you will find that there are all kinds of fun things to do and see in the city of Los Angeles. The Venice Canal Historic District is a district in the Venice section of Los Angeles, and it is noteworthy for its man-made canals built in 1905, and the Pantages Theatre is located at Hollywood and Vine was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca. The Westwood Los Angeles homes for sale are just a short commute away from the Greek Theatre, nicknamed "The Greek" which is a 5,870-seat Greek theatre, located at Griffith Park, in Los Angeles – it was built in 1929. The Westwood Los Angeles real estate market benefits from being close to the Los Angeles Convention Center, which is a convention center located in the southwest portion of downtown Los Angeles. The Mark Taper Forum is a 739-seat thrust stage at the Los Angeles Music Center designed by Welton Becket and Associates on the Bunker Hill section of Downtown Los Angeles.

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The Westwood properties are found east of the Hollywood Wax Museum which features replicas of celebrities located on Hollywood Boulevard in the tourist district in Hollywood, and the Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House is a building in the East Hollywood neighborhood of LA originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Dodger Stadium, occasionally called by the metonym Chavez Ravine, is a baseball park located in Downtown Los Angeles and it is the home field of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Staples Center if where the Lakers, Clippers and Kings play at. The Westwood residential market is not far from the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, which is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States, and its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts. The Westwood homes for sale are just a short drive away from the Hollywood Bowl which is a 1920s amphitheater in the Hollywood area of that is used primarily for music performance, and the La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed, in urban Los Angeles.

The Westwood properties are close to the Hollywood Sign which is a landmark and American cultural icon and the Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown of Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry, and the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a 133-acre zoo founded in 1966 and located in the heart of Los Angeles. The Westwood real estate market benefits from being in close proximity to the Dolby Theatre which is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue. The Westwood residential market is close to the Universal CityWalk which are entertainment and retail districts located adjacent to the theme parks of Universal Parks and Resorts. 

The Westwood Village Shopping District was built by the Janss Investment Company which opened in 1929 and retained its small-village atmosphere even after the San Diego Freeway came through the area in the 1950s and high-rise office towers went up around it in the following decades. However, much of this construction was planned around the never-built Beverly Hills Freeway: in combination with a perceived parking shortage at UCLA, high-density development in Westwood has created some of the worst traffic congestion in Los Angeles. Even with the opening of numerous municipal parking structures in the 1990s and 2000s, finding a parking spot in Westwood Village real estate market is still a notoriously difficult task. With the proximity of Westwood's towering business area to its shops that line the streets around UCLA, parking and traffic issues dominate local planning debates. Some landmark buildings still remain from the early years of Westwood Village residential market including the first building erected in the village, the Janss Investment Company building (Janss Dome) with its aqua and white zig-zag patterned dome and gold leafing. Other buildings listed as Historic-Cultural Monuments include the Fox and Bruin Theaters and the Ralphs Grocery Store building. Start (and end) your search for Westwood real estate at Southern California’s favorite place to search for Westwood properties – We make the search for Westwood homes for sale easier and faster™ (and smarter) than ever before.

The Westwood Village homes for sale are found within walking distance of the UCLA campus. There is a multitude of culturally-based restaurants condensed into this small area, so that students and Westwood visitors can choose from a variety of food options, including Indian, Chinese, Thai, American, Italian, Persian, Japanese, and Mexican. A center of movie -going on the Westside and the site of many movie premieres, The Westwood real estate market is home to several vintage movie theaters, including the Art Deco Crest, the Mann Village (once called the Fox Theatre) featuring a landmark 170-foot white tower and the Bruin Theatre. The Bruin Theatre provides a special discount to UCLA students. The Westwood homes for sale are found adjacent to the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Hollywood's biggest stars. A museum named for and endowed by activist and philanthropist Armand Hammer, longtime head of Occidental Petroleum (which maintains its headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard), has become one of Los Angeles' trendiest cultural attractions since UCLA assumed its management in the 1990s. The Hammer, as it is commonly known, is particularly notable for its collection of Impressionist art and cutting-edge modern exhibitions. The museum also houses the Billy Wilder Theater, run by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. BanCorp REG® has always stood for easier and faster™ Westwood real estate – view homes for sale in Westwood, CA where our local Westwood Realtors offer a rare insider’s perspective into the market.

The Westwood real estate market was developed on the lands of the historic Wolfskill Ranch, a 3,000-acre parcel that was purchased by Arthur Letts, the successful founder of the Broadway, and Bullocks department stores, in 1919. Upon Arthur Lett's death, his son-in-law, Harold Janss, inherited the land and developed the area and started advertising for new homes in 1922.The Los Angeles Times reported the news: "Westwood, the subdivision of the Wolfskill Ranch, 3,300 acres of scenic territory between the city and Santa Monica, is to be opened to home seekers and investors today by the Janss Investment Company. The tract comprises approximately 1000 residential and business lots, situated west of the Los Angeles Country Club on Santa Monica Boulevard and the Rancho Country Club on Pico Boulevard. Meanwhile, the Southern Branch of the University of California had been established on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, where enrollment expanded so rapidly that by 1925 the institution had outgrown the site. The selection of a new campus in the Westwood hills was announced on March 21, 1925. The owners of the estate, the Janss brothers, agreed to sell the property for approximately $1 million, less than one-third the land's value. Municipal bond measures passed by Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Venice provided for that amount. Proposition 10, a state bond measure passed that year, provided $3 million for new campus construction. Thus the predecessor of the University of California, Los Angeles, was established in Westwood and opened in 1926. BanCorp REG® offers a rare insider’s perspective into Westwood real estate – where our search for Westwood homes for sale is facilitated by market-savvy Westwood Realtors.

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