Westwood Village (also known as Westwood) is a district in western Los Angeles, California. Westwood is best known as the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Westwood Village is Los Angeles' premiere village centre - centrally located in the heart of Los Angeles, serving the neighborhoods of Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Wilshire Corridor, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Santa Monica. This charming and unique area displays a rich history recognizable by its architecturally significant buildings, many of which were built in the 30's and 40's. Architectural styles include New Orleans Revival, American Colonial Revival, Mediterranean, Spanish Colonial Revival, Period Revival, Post-war Modern, French Regency, and Classical Revival.
With the vibrant UCLA forming the heart of the area, many streets are lined with a variety of bookstores, college sports facilities, shops, cafes, museums, and restaurants. The atmosphere is stimulating, culturally rich, and magnetic. Newcomers will also appreciate the short seven-mile trip to the Pacific Ocean, inviting a wide variety of water sports.