Westwood Boulevard

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Looking north on Westwood Boulevard into Westwood

Westwood Boulevard is a street in Los Angeles that runs through the heart of Westwood Village and further south in West Los Angeles.


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Westwood Boulevard

Westwood Boulevard begins south of Sunset Boulevard in the campus of UCLA as Westwood Plaza. After exiting UCLA, it is one of two major thoroughfares in the Village, its intersection with Wilshire Boulevard is one of the busiest in Los Angeles, with seven through lanes and four left turn lanes (going east/west). Most of the large office buildings in Westwood are based on Wilshire Boulevard.

South of Wilshire, Westwood Boulevard continues as a four-lane boulevard passing through many small businesses. Many of these businesses are Persian, reflecting the neighborhood demographics. At Pico Boulevard is the Westside Pavilion Mall.

Westwood Boulevard is most notable for the large number of Persian restaurants, as the road traverses and area commonly referred to as Tehrangeles.

Westwood Boulevard ends south of National Boulevard in the Palms neighborhood of Los Angeles, as it curves to the east and turns into National Place. Later, National Place becomes National Boulevard when it crosses Overland Avenue. At this point, Westwood Boulevard is a primarily residential street.

Westwood Boulevard comes back further south at Charnock Road and finally ends on Washington Boulevard.

Plans to install bike lanes near UCLA have been contentious, with opponents claiming they would worsen traffic.[1]


Notable landmarks[edit]

Janss Investment Company Building


  1. ^ Weikel, Dan (July 21, 2015). "Westwood bike lane proposal ignites strong feelings on both sides". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Los Angeles Department of City Planning (September 7, 2007), Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments (PDF), City of Los Angeles, retrieved 2009-01-28

External links[edit]

Route map:

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