South Robertson

This tidy residential respite's Kosher delicatessens nestle between high-profile locations like Beverly Hills and Culver City.

At the center of it all without commanding the center of attention, South Robertson's sleepy residential streets lead onto bustling thoroughfares. Despite the neighborhood's location between Beverly Hills, Century City, and West Hollywood, South Robertson keeps a low-profile. Instead of achieving celebrity status, South Robertson boasts a significant cultural heritage—Jewish synagogues, delicatessens, and bakeries imbue the neighborhood with rich history and rich flavors.

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On the Map

South Robertson is bordered by Palms, Westside, Culver City, Beverly Hills, and Mid-Wilshire

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Possible

LAX Airport: 20 minutes by car or 1 hour & 15 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 15 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 20 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 20 minutes by car
The Grove: 10 minutes by car

A Residential Atmosphere With Distinctive Jewish Influence

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Tended gardens and simple brick pathways lead to the unfussy thresholds of South Robertson's single-family homes' front doors.

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Quiet and residential inside its neighborhood streets, the area bustles along main avenues like South Robertson and Pico boulevards.

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South Robertson is the center of Los Angeles' most active Jewish community.

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Here, businesses are passed down through families.

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Here, family is priority.

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Although many of the neighborhood's shops and stores reflect the roots of its religious community, South Robertson makes space for businesses from other backgrounds.

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Small shops and niche markets proliferate along its main avenues.

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While South Robertson may not be known for its raucous nightlife or hip cafes, you'll still find plenty of activity along its commercial corridors.

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Weave your way back to its residential side streets and realign yourself with the suburban-feeling quietude that accompanies mowed front lawns and speed bumps.

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Slow your roll.

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Quiet neighborhood, but close to all the LA sights! Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Beach, LACMA Museum, Culver City, Century City, Downtown, and the new EXPO transit line. Minutes from the best shopping and dining LA has to offer."

Kosher Cuisine and Eclectic Culinary Options

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South Robertson's strong Jewish community infuses the neighborhood with its influential culinary legacy.

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Kosher bakers and butchers pepper the neighborhood.

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South Robertson's culinary repertoire isn't explicitly kosher.

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Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, and Italian restaurants make their home in South Robertson, too.

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Suburban-Feeling Serenity In South Robertson

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Despite its central location in the core of one of the west coast's wildest metropolises, South Robertson maintains a slow-paced, suburban ambiance.

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Rectangular yards and and manicured walkways set the scene for pastoral neighborhood strolls.

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Home owners' associations and recreation centers dot South Robertson.

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Every once in a while, a high-rise apartment complex cascades over the neighborhood.

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For the most part, the high-rises you see in South Robertson soar in the distance.

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Century City calls.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."

Rob Kalmbach

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