Westlake is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces will feel at home in Westlake. In general, finding things to do is very easy in this neighborhood. Although the nightlife is quiet, a limited selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, not to mention that there are crowds of people around most of the time. It is easy to reach public green spaces in the neighborhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to enjoy.
Roughly 45% of homes in Westlake were built pre-1960, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 2000s. The large percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this neighborhood is an important part of its character. Roughly 95% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home while the rest are owners. This area has quite a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
In this neighborhood, locals will almost always be able to access both primary and secondary schools on foot. House buyers can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. With regards to food, home buyers in Westlake will value that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Additionally, those who appreciate eating out won't have to go far in this neighborhood, where over 100 restaurants and around 30 coffee shops can be found. It is also a very short walk to an excellent choice of clothing stores, for instance along 7th Street.
Westlake affords property owners several alternative modes of transportation. This part of the city is very well-suited for walking; most daily needs can be carried out without the use of a car, and plenty of businesses are especially nearby. The public transit system in Westlake is great as a result of Westlake / MacArthur Park Station with access to the Metro Red Line and Metro Purple Line, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines. Westlake is also a fairly good part of Los Angeles for driving. Nearby highways, such as Hollywood Freeway, are very easy to access from any home in Westlake.