Why We Love Westwood
Westwood is a small neighborhood in the north-central portion of the Westside in Los Angeles. The city is home to the University of California, Los Angeles. Moreover, the neighborhood was specifically developed to hold the university's new campus after 1919. While urban, the city is incredibly walkable. There are safe sidewalks, allowing people to walk to the many restaurants, coffee shops, and parks that the town has to offer. Fresh Brothers especially loves serving this area for its overall vibe. The atmosphere of Westwood is exciting, outgoing, and optimistic, as it's filled with college students, recent grads, and young business professionals. Because of the local university, many entertainers stop by Westwood to perform at Royce Hall.
Within Westwood are popular attractions for visitors looking to get a feel for Los Angeles' history. It has both the Bruin Theatre and Fox Theatre, with their iconic symbolism and beacon-like towers. Movie premiers happen weekly, transforming the central streets of Westwood into makeshift red carpets for the night. The Westwood Recreation Center includes barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, outdoor basketball courts, racquetball courts, a children's play area, indoor gym with weights, and a community room. Within it is also an area called Aidan's Place, a playground developed for use by handicapped and non-handicapped children, and named after wheelchair-bound Aidan James. An ode to the city's history, Westwood also has museums like the Hammer Museum, the Fowler Museum, and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, the latter two of which are on UCLA's campus.