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Live close to the beach and one of the largest international airports in the country here at Westchester. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze and the thumping energy of Silicon Beach, the epicenter of Los Angeles’ tech boom and startup scene. Hop on the plane to a new exotic destination whenever it moves you, then come home to this vibrant neighborhood and fall into step with its daily rhythms.

Known as an up-and-coming middle-class neighborhood, Westchester attracts students, entrepreneurs, and those with an appreciation for the low-key beach lifestyle.

It’s bounded by the Pacific Coast Highway to the northwest, the ocean to the southwest, the Imperial Highway to the south, and the San Diego Highway to the northeast.

Real estate in Westchester

Home prices have increased by the double digits over the last few years, thanks to Silicon Beach’s growing prominence and the arrival of media and entertainment firms at Playa Vista, a master-planned community north of the neighborhood. Tech giant Google is also planning on setting up shop in the  community, and this move is expected to drive growth in Westchester.

As for air traffic, it’s not as much of an issue anymore. Planes flying out of LAX have become quieter and are no longer heard throughout much of the neighborhood.

Westchester’s housing stock consists primarily of single-family homes and condos. There’s a good mix of new construction and older homes. The former gives buyers more house for their money, being twice the size of homes in neighborhoods to the north, while the latter are mostly charming post-war ranch homes that have been remodeled.

Single-family homes usually have three or more bedrooms, along with patios and spacious yards. Hardwood flooring, skylights, and fireplaces are common features.

Apartment buildings typically have amenities like resort-style pools, on-site laundry facilities, gyms, and reserved parking space.

The Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (NCWP) protects the interests of those who live here and ensure that they have “a stronger voice” in the governance of LA.

Let Klein Real Estate help you find the right home in this promising neighborhood. Call us at 310-459-7765 or send an email to Team@KleinListings.com.

Westchester Market Report


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Attractions and amenities at Westchester

Residents have access to the following amenities:

  • Westchester Golf Course – Play an exhilarating round of golf in this 18-hole, par-64 course and driving range. Situated right next to LAX, this impeccably maintained course is lighted in the evenings. It operates until 10 p.m. all days of the week.
  • Westchester Recreation Center – Here you’ll find several indoor and outdoor sports fields and ball courts. There’s an indoor gym where you can work up a sweat and a children’s play area where the little ones can roam freely. Picnic tables and barbecue pits make it ideal for outdoor gatherings, while the auditorium is a wonderful venue for community events and programs.
  • Flight Path Learning Center – Located in the LAX Imperial Terminal, this museum showcases an array of aircraft models, old photos depicting aviation history, and antique and vintage automobiles. Flight Path also offers hands-on learning opportunities to kids who want to learn more about aviation.

There are several restaurants that serve Thai, Japanese, and Italian cuisine:

  • Ayara Thai Cuisine
  • Kanpai Sushi Bar & Grill
  • Italy’s Little Kitchen

For more dining and entertainment options, visit the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce website