Westwood is a neighborhood located in the north central part of Los Angeles’ Westside. It is the home of UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). The neighborhood was developed after 1919, when the new campus of the University of California was built.

Westwood Village is chock full of shopping, entertainment and culture and is adjacent to Holmby Hills, considered one of the wealthiest residential areas in Los Angeles.  There are four elementary and one middle school in the neighborhood.

If you’re looking for Westwood homes where you can experience the classic Los Angeles experience, Beachwood Canyon could be the place for you.  Call Tony the Real Estate Broker with local expertise to discuss your realty options. (310) 497-4117.

Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024; (310) 443.7000

Founded in 1990 by Armand Hammer, this museum houses his celebrated art collection. Visit the beautiful courtyard, check out the latest exhibits or just walk by to admire the striped, marble exterior.

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

777 Tiverton Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90095; (310) 825.1260target=”_blank”>http://www.botgard.ucla.edu
Visit this living museum to see more than 5,000 species of plants on eight acres. They offer its educational visitors from around the world to enhance learning about plants and promote greater appreciation for relevance of plants to society.

Palomino Restaurant & Bar

10877 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood Village, CA 90024; (310) 208.1960

This Westwood standard is a classic spot for locals, with a great happy hour and its “Urban Italian” fare.

Satisfy that Sweet Tooth

Diddy Riese Cookies & Ice Cream Sandwiches

926 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, CA 90024; 310-208-0448

Named for the owner’s grandmother, there’s always a line at this local hot spot.  After a day of sightseeing this is the place to indulge – order the custom made ice cream sandwich.  You’ll be glad you did!