Welcome to Westchester
Tranquil vibes and an ideal location define this Westside neighborhood
Infused with youthful energy from nearby Loyola Marymount University
and Otis College of Art and Design
, and sporting an ideal central location, Westchester offers a lifestyle rich in both creative inspiration and down-to-earth practicality. Just minutes from the South Bay and Los Angeles International Airport
, Westchester also offers residents easy access to one of LA’s most coveted recreational destinations – the unique Dockweiler State Beach
. One of the few beaches in California featuring shoreline fire pits, Dockweiler invites a whimsical, romantic experience – and Westchester residents are only steps away.
In the early part of the century, Westchester was all fields and farmland – so much so, in fact, that the area played host to the expansive cross country equestrian event at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Nestled between the beach town of Playa Del Rey and tech hub Playa Vista, Westchester became the It spot in the 1960s, when LAX expanded operations to include trans-Pacific flights. Today, Westchester is known as a place where families can spread out in spacious custom-built homes and sprawling, beautifully manicured yards.
What to Love
- Centrally located to the beach and LAX
- Strong community ties
- Creative events and festivals
- A warm, welcoming atmosphere
- Proximity to Silicon Beach tech hubs
People & Lifestyle
From leafy, residential streets and a family-centric vibe, to exciting opportunities in the tech field and easy access to LAX, Westchester truly does have something for everyone. Benefiting from the Silicon Beach boom, Westchester attracts the brightest minds in innovation and technology, while also speaking to the needs of families. Quiet streets, spacious properties, and an impressive lineup of community events for both kids and adults keep residents’ social calendars full.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With a carefully curated selection of bistros and cafes, Westchester adheres to the adage that quality trumps quantity. Inspired by the traditional supper club experience, The Manchester
sports a rustic approach to New American cuisine. Classic cocktails accompany dishes like steak frites with wild mushroom butter, and dry-aged Delmonico steak, while the vintage decor elevates dinner to a glamorous affair.
LA locals are well acquainted with the allure of the wildly popular, retro-styled In-N-Out burger joint, but the LAX location takes the experience to new heights – literally. The airport-adjacent In-N-Out Burger
offers not only the fresh flavors of the chain’s popular Double-Double burger and off-menu Animal Fries, but it also allows diners to take in the awe-inspiring sight of majestic 747s descending to the runway.
With a cozy, well-lit space, and even a cat named Paiges to welcome guests, the Book Jewel
is everything book lovers want in an independent bookshop. Stop by and pick up the latest bestseller after brunching at neighborhood hot spot Cafe Solar
. This airy, industrial-chic eatery offers everything from green juices and tea to smoked salmon toast and chicken and waffles.
Things to Do
Part of the joy of living in LA’s smaller communities is experiencing the thoughtful lineup of neighborhood festivals and events. Westchester brings residents together with the annual Westchester Arts and Music Block Party
, or WAM as locals call it. Benefiting local non-profit organizations, this all-day affair features art vendors, food trucks, garden tours, and live music, along with the chance to create some artwork of your own. Celebrate Independence Day on Loyola Boulevard, as the Fourth of July Parade
marches past. Going strong for over 20 years, this neighborhood favorite connects the community with local businesses and non-profit organizations and dazzles residents with award-winning floats.