Forgetting your reusable grocery bag isn't a sin in West Los Angeles. This unpretentious neighborhood's urban borders stretch from the beachfront mindset of bordering Santa Monica to the storied commutes along the arterial 405 freeway. Cottage-style residences and multi-store complexes settle in between indie theatres, vintage diners, and one of LA's favorite culinary areas, "Little, Little Tokyo" in Sawtelle. West Los Angeles' myriad attractions serve as sundry a population—you won't tire of the neighborhood's inviting mix of simple pleasures.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Sweet and Simple Between Santa Monica and The 405
Japanese Flavors In West LA
Little Osaka is the name that has been given to my neighborhood. On Sawtelle Blvd between Santa Monica Blvd and Olympic there are a wonderful series of Japanese restaurants, markets, cafes, boutiques, specialty stores, and more! Karaoke studios and fish market. It is one of LA's most interesting neighborhoods"
Community Park Space In West LA
Don't believe you can walk anywhere in LA? In this neighborhood, thriving with Japanese cultural roots, you can easily walk to not one but several independent movie theaters, two private bookstores, the library, and post office, not to mention two main arteries thriving with restaurants and night life."
West LA: Street View
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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.