West Los Angeles, a district in the Westside region of Los Angeles, California. The locals use the name to refer to the district or the larger region known as the “Westside.” West Los Angeles is located on Beverly Glen to Sepulveda and Santa Monica to Pico Blvd. Sawtelle lies on the west and Century City in the east, Westwood on the north and Rancho Park on the south of the neighborhood.
Commercial development is the main attribute of the West Los Angeles with several high-rise office buildings along Olympic, Santa Monica, and Wilshire Boulevards. Japanese-owned businesses are there in a large number.
Old fashioned single story houses along with low-rise apartment buildings can be seen frequently in the neighborhood, as it is home for working class families and single professionals. Los Angeles’s two loftiest residential towers have been built in northern edge at the intersection of Wilshire and Barrington. To meet the challenge of increasing density in the neighborhood, large towers being constructed and single family houses are being supplanted by family apartments.
West Los Angeles is the home of a Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP). Department of Veterans Affairs took this initiative to provide mail order prescriptions to veterans. FBI’s Los Angeles field office also located in federal building on Wilshire Boulevard West Los Angeles. Mexican authentic is located there in a large number, a number of Mexican restaurants and shops are serving that population. Another group of large population consists on Latino’s who are immigrants from Oaxaca.
West Los Angeles is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Neighborhood elementary schools are Brockton Avenue, Canfield Elementary School, Castle Heights Elementary School, Cheviot Hills Continuation School, Clover Elementary School, Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School, Nora Sterry Elementary School, Overland Elementary School, Shenandoah Street Elementary School and Warner Avenue. Middle schools are Emerson and Webster. High schools are Hamilton High School, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, University High School and Indian Springs Continuation, both on the same site.
Some private schools and colleges are serving the West Los Angeles. YULA Boys High School, Yeshivat Ohr Chanoch Boys High School, Yeshiva of Los Angeles Girls High School, Vista School, Temple Issiah Preschool and Kindergarten, St. Sebastian School, St. Mary Magdalen Elementary School, Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy, Notre Dame Academy, Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, Bais Chaya Mushka Chabad, West Los Angeles Baptist School and First Lutheran School of Venice are nearby private schools. Pacific States University in Harvard Heights area is the graduate and undergraduate college.
When it comes to recreation, a center there which the facility of a waterpark, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a lighted football field, an indoor gymnasium without weights, picnic tables, a lighted soccer field, lighted tennis courts, and lighted volleyball courts. Japanese American Community Center in Los Angeles co-sponsors an event named Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in the park.