Westside Village

Westside Village

Westside Village is a neighborhood that was originally part of Rancho La Ballona in Los Angeles County, California. The area that later became Westside Village was one of the first housing tracts created in the late 1930s and early 1940s by developer Fritz B. Burns. Known for his planned housing developments, he included about 1,100 single-family houses, with space left for schools, parks, stores and places of worship.  Westside Village, a more upscale and suburban part of the neighborhood that includes adjacent Palms, is bounded by National Boulevard to the north, Charnock Road to the south, Overland Avenue to the east and Sepulveda Boulevard to the west.  It has a population of about 12,000, of which 70% are renters and 30% are homeowners.

The houses in Westside Village, with single-car garages, were crafted with affordability in mind. Averaging 900 square feet on lots of about 50 by 135 feet, the original homes sold for around $4,000 mid-20th Century.  The community has a kaleidoscope of housing styles, including original 1940s bungalows, a variety of multifamily dwellings and modern single-family architectural homes. Despite being just southeast of the intersection of the 10 and 405 freeways, Westside Village's tree-lined residential streets are quiet and the neighborhood unhurried.  In fact, some quite huge trees tower over the area and Jacaranda and pine trees are common in the neighborhood.

The neighborhood draws residents who work across the Southland. Schools and a public library are nearby. Within a mile are Palms Park, which offers classes and activities, and Mar Vista Recreational Center. Shopping along National includes a Trader Joe's.  The Palm-Westside Village Neighborhood Watch has regular meetings and keeps residents informed with online updates.  Close by at the corner of Motor and National Avenues is the Motor Avenue Farmers Market which has proved to be a remarkable success since opening in late summer, 2012

 

*Please note that Westside Village and Palms share the 90034 zip code and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) property listing search may pull Palms data.