Westwood is a commercial and residential neighborhood with about 54,000 residents located in the northern central part of the Westside.
The area was developed on the lands of the Wolfskill Ranch in 1919 by Arthur Letts. Advertising for homes started in 1922, and a new UCLA campus opened in 1926. Westwood is home to many attractions: Westwood Park, the Hammer Museum, Westwood Village, Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, and the Geffen Playhouse.
There are several schools in the area. The public schools include Fairburn Avenue Elementary School, Warner Avenue Elementary School and Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School. The private schools are Saint Paul the Apostle and Sinai Akiba Academy. The area is also zoned for University High School.