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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Westwood is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 51,411. Westwood is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Westwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Westwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Westwood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Westwood are above average.
About Westwood...
Population
51,411

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,202,270
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,235
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    58.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    495.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    793.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,750
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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There is no doubt that Westwood is an amazing neighborhood to be in as a college student. There is a little something for everyone and if on the rare instance there is nothing for you there is the whole city of Los Angeles right at your fingertips! Amazing hiking trails, beautiful beaches, and scrumptious restaurants can all be accessed almost instantaneously. The neighborhood is relatively safe so walking around at night is a non-issue most of the time. The only downside is that housing can be a real pain because it is so expensive and sometimes hard to come by.
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Westwood is a lively and great place to live. It is very central and safe. It has contains UCLA, a prestigious school which allows young students to be everywhere. There are also a lot of stores including grocery stores, shopping, restaurants and more!
Westwood is definitely the most diverse neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles because UCLA is located in this neighborhood. Students and faculty from all over the world come to this area to prosper. It is a very interesting and dynamic place, and it runs 24/7 without sleeping, which is what makes the neighborhood safe and energetic throughout a year. You've got a greater range of choices to do, including karaoke, drinking at bars, west coast driving, international food, Beverly Hills and Hollywood, and more. The only downside is that the cost of living is a bit more expensive than the surrounding areas.