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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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 53,953. 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.
About Westwood...
Population
53,953

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$741,495
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,734
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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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
$56,975
National
$55,322
Families with Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    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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A great college town with a diverse culture. Very welcoming and a wide range of shops, eateries, and entertainment for all!
Westwood offers a variety of great sights, schools, and places to visit. It is a good place to settle down and is very family friendly. It might not be the best place financially since it is in Los Angeles and can get quite expensive at times, but is a safe and fun neighborhood. The location is close to everywhere in Los Angeles such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, ect. Traffic can also be a pain at times.