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West Adams

The paragon of infusing modern vitality into a neighborhood rich with history and resplendent architecture

Welcome to West Adams

Once the wealthiest district in Los Angeles, West Adams has become synonymous with its historic buildings, structures, houses, and awe-inspiring mansions. The neighborhood stretches from Culver City to the glimmering lights of DTLA, positioned in a convenient central location right off the I-10.

There is an abundance of new developments happening within the community, seamlessly merging the historic charm with all the fine accouterments of modernity. Among the oldest neighborhoods in LA, most developments in West Adams date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modern-day West Adams is a trove of innovative thinking, home to an ever-growing list of hip restaurants, galleries, and boutiques.

Perhaps the most alluring facet of the residential real estate market in West Adams is the sheer multitude of architectural styles available within the neighborhood. Spanning across the decades, buyers can find homes that range from Dutch Colonial and Victorian mansions to charming bungalows, Spanish villas, and Queen Anne estates.

What to Love

  • Up-and-coming commercial and residential developments
  • A population of creative types and thinkers
  • Picturesque architecture and historic appeal

Local Lifestyle

Proximity to DTLA, subway access, and a position next to the Santa Monica Freeway means that life in West Adams is one in constant motion. Along the main commercial stretch of West Adams Boulevard await a bevy of new shops and must-try restaurants, each breathing new vitality into a community that’s already been long associated with prestige.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

There’s no shortage of culinary and shopping options in West Adams, and eager locals need only traipse the bustling sidewalks of West Adams Boulevard to encounter some of the best spots in Los Angeles for retail therapy and incredible eats. Shoppers can browse through the wares of upscale boutiques and specialty stores, including those like The Global Trunk, HYA, and Cater 2 Sk8ter, the mobile skate and snack shop.

While exploring the local shopping may prove to be a thoroughly enjoyable activity in and of itself, the true stars of the show in West Adams and along West Adams Boulevard are the incredible restaurants. For example, Honey Bee’s House of Breakfast has a reputation for dishing out some of the best pancakes in Los Angeles and brags a cozy, casual atmosphere.

Johnny’s Pastrami brings the Jewish deli favorites from New York to the palates of hungry LA diners, including the classic pastrami sandwich and the always-comforting matzo ball soup. Inclusive, cool, and contemporary, Alta West Adams is the go-to for delectable eats and creative cocktails. Mizlala’s menu is a unique, fresh take on Mediterranean cuisine, and in the nearby neighborhood of Jefferson Park, Harold & Belle’s serves up authentic New Orleans fare that’s certain to satisfy.

Things to Do

For those who love getting into nature, West Adams is surrounded by several idyllic parks, green spaces, and gardens. Just a few minutes to the west, Syd Kronenthal Park in the East Culver City neighborhood has 6 acres for exploration and play, with amenities that include shaded picnic tables, playgrounds, and sports fields. Those who prefer being active indoors can hit up the nearby Cliffs of Id, a rock climbing facility that offers something for all ages and skills.

Looking to get in touch with a more spiritual side? The Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens facility sets the tone for introspection and meditation with its colorful flora, lush greenery, intricate labyrinth, and quiet atmosphere. A different type of meditation can be found at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art just a few minutes north, where visitors can ponder the depth and complexities of artworks spanning the millennia.

Schools

West Adams is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Windsor School, 7-12
  • Loyola High School of Los Angeles, 9-12
  • Wildwood School, K-12

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