Welcome to Westwood
Westwood is a neighborhood with a population of 55,000. Living in Westwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. The neighborhood was developed after 1919, with a new campus of the University of California opened in 1926.
Westwood was developed on the lands of the historic Wolfskill Ranch, a 3,000-acre parcel that was purchased by Arthur Letts, the successful founder of the Broadway and Bullock's department stores, in 1919. Upon Arthur Lett's death, his son-in-law, Harold Janss, vice president of Janss Investment Company, inherited the land and developed the area, and started advertising for new homes in 1922.
Other attractions include Westwood Village, with its historic motion picture theaters, renowned restaurants, and upscale shopping. Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery and the Hammer Museum. Holmby Hills is considered one of the wealthiest residential areas in Los Angeles.