Westwood is dominated by the influence of UCLA, which providez an atmosphere of intellectual endeavor, but it also offers superb musical and dramatic performances. Adjacent to the University, Westwood Village bustles; shops, restaurants, movie theaters, the Westwood Playhouse, and a museum housing the Armand Hammer Collection of Art all add to the excitement of village life.
The Wilshire Corridor is a stretch of luxury condominiums with penthouses selling in the millions. On the winding residential streets north of Wilshire Boulevard, mature trees add an air of permanence to the elegant traditional and Spanish homes built there in the 1930′s. Homes south of Wilshire Blvd. tend to be equally charming, while more modest in size and price.