Westchester is a gem of a town in the Westside of Los Angeles that continues to increase in popularity as more people relocate to the city. It is an established neighborhood that is made up of mostly single-family homes and some condominiums. Loyola Marymount University and Otis College of Art and Design are located here in Westchester and the college atmosphere contributes to the friendly, small-town character. There are numerous advantages to living in this community: there is access to the freeway and LAX is actually part of the landscape; the school system is one of the best in the area; there is a great recreation center and golf course; and the downtown business district has revitalized and reinvented itself with shopping, services and dining.
Westchester is encircled by Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Culver City. Essentially the northern half of Westchester is residential with lovely, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. The southern half of town is home to the Los Angeles International Airport and is dedicated to hotels and related travel services and businesses. The residential area is primarily made up of the communities of Kentwood, Loyola Village, Westport Heights and Manchester Square.
There are both public and private schools available in Westchester and are very well respected. Throughout the district there are seventeen elementary, middle and high schools. As an educational option students here can choose to attend the Westchester Enriched Sciences and Magnet schools where there are both options in the science field but in the performing arts as well.
While many of the homes in Westchester are older, post-war ranches, there is both elegant new construction and properties that have been completely redesigned coming onto the market. Architectural styles in the area incorporate Mid-Century Modern, American Traditional, and Mediterranean in the homes. The upscale luxury properties that can be found in Westchester are trending in a price range of $1.2 to $4 million. Look to the neighborhoods of Kentwood and the section of Westchester bordering Playa Vista for the most exclusive and upscale properties.
The luxury market here is made up of fantastic homes that incorporate the highest end appliances and countertops, features like swimming pools, fireplaces and innovative landscape design. With state-of-the-art living spaces and eye-catching curb appeal.
With the recent Silicon Beach phenomenon and the influx of high tech firms to Westside Los Angeles, homes in Westchester are in high demand. The market here has become highly competitive again and offers are being made above the listing price and some properties are receiving multiple offers. As demand increases, home values should continue to appreciate. Homebuyers should be prepared to make quick decisions and have their financing in place before they begin their new home search. An experienced Realtor from Hartman Cole will have the right experience and negotiation skills to navigate the Westchester market.
The real estate team at Hartman Cole is ready to help you in the fast paced housing market in Westchester. Call them today to set up an appointment. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find your dream home.