Moving to West Los Angeles

Arrivée à LA by Lucas Maystre (CC BY-SA 2.0)

West Los Angeles (aka the “Westside”)  is one of the best places to call home in SoCal. Bordered by cities such as Westwood, Santa Monica, and Brentwood, West Los Angeles is a perfect location to enjoy all LA has to offer. West Los Angeles is more than just location, though. There are a ton of great things about West Los Angeles! Ready to get moving to West Los Angeles? Let’s go!


West Los Angeles is overflowing with great culture. Love museums? Then West Los Angeles is the place to live. No matter what your interest, it seems that LA has it. Great museums and cultural institutions such as The Getty, LACMA, and the Skirball Cultural Center are only a quick hop, skip, and a jump away when you live in West Los Angeles!

West Los Angeles: The Getty Museum (Photo by Ed Bierman)

Fresh Air

Need some time with Mother Nature? West Los Angeles puts you close to many great places to appreciate LA’s natural beauty. Head over to the Santa Monica Pier or the Venice Beach Boardwalk to appreciate the sun and sand.

West Los Angeles: The Beautiful Santa Monica Pier (Photo by martinliao)

For a great park experience, Stoner Recreation Center is right in West Los Angeles. With barbeque pits, sports areas, an indoor gym, and a skate park, it’s an awesome place to spend the day! Grab your baseball gear or head out at night to the free movies that are played here during the summer. It’s a great community place!

West Los Angeles: Tennis at Stoner Recreation Center (Photo by pbkwee)

Shop til You Drop

The Westside Pavilion is the go-to mall in West Los Angeles. Not only is it close by, but it’s a shopper’s paradise! With three stories of cool architecture and around 150 shops, this mall isn’t just another mall. Don’t like shopping? It’s also home to the Landmark, one of the best movie theatres in LA.

West Los Angeles: Westside Pavilion

Thinking about moving to West Los Angeles now? What makes it stand out to you? Already live there? What do you love about it? Tell me all about West Los Angeles in the Comments section!