6.4 out of 10

Wilshire Blvd, Westwood

Ranked 1st best street in Westwood
34.0609938003621 -118.435098689099
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
2yrs+

"Busy and Ugly"

I'm not a huge fan of Wilshire. It is always so packed with cars, it seems like more of a parking lot than a street sometimes. It is has absolutely no green on any block of it. The Wilshire Corridor has a ton of giant buildings that have no personality and I wouldn't live in one of the luxury apartments if you paid me. I can't imagine having to start my day by emerging into this kind of catastrophe. The lights are too close together and people just don't move for light change after light change. And, it crosses paths with Pico and Olympic just east of the corridor which is always a nightmare.
Wilshire is pretty shady further east. The buildings are old and could be cool in the Miracle Mile area but they're run down and overpriced. And, who the hell wants to live by a bunch of museums and a massive tar pit. It's just very commercial. Actually, the entirety of Wilshire is commercial. There's nothing pretty about this street. And, it gets even worse the further east you go.
I went to UCLA, and I never took Wilshire to go anywhere. It's so much slower than Sunset and Sunset is infinitely prettier. It's too loud and dirty, too. And, just about the only restaurant worth stopping into on the entirety of Wilshire is Trader Vics -- which you can go to once in your life and be fine with.
Pros
  • Some cool buildings
Cons
  • Can be dodgy in areas
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great City Life experience"

Wilshire blvd is probably the worst place to drive. I use to work in this area and I would get petrified driving there. At least 3 times a week while at work I heard eeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrr "BANG". There was always an accident. The food was interesting. I fell in love with bulgogi and boba. Great food, bad traffic and then there’s the Wiltern. It was a very fast paced area which I liked. There is allot of walking which I also enjoyed. Parking is expensive and hard to fine and the meter maids do not rest for a minute. So always put extra in the meter.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Heart of LA"

This street is THE street for Los Angeles. It is home to many stores, office building high-rises, bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants, parks, schools, etc. You name it, Wilshire Boulevard has it. It's also perfect for public transportation as you have the buses as well as many subway stops. To truly experience LA, you have to drive down this street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Busy street and much to do. One of the bests in LA."

There is so much stuff to do on Wilshire boulevard. Wilshire is one of the main roads that the Metro Rapid bus runs on and that is how I traveled up and down the road when I was out there. Wilshire hits many of the common neighborhoods such as Brentwood, Westwood, and Beverly Hills. The street gets a 4 star for vibe because it can get a little crazy sometimes.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
tia tia
5/5
2yrs+

"Filled with fun and frolic"

The name of Wilshire boulevard in itself sounds cool and happening to the ears. It is actually more than that. Originally named after Henry Wilshire, it is almost the largest street in Los Angeles. The street is dresses in skyscrapers with a thin drapery of grass and natural foliage. There is fun and frolic at every nook and corner of the street with boredom no where to be seen or felt. Although few, but recognizable landmarks like Pan Pacific park and Hammer museum capture eyes of visitors and locals here. Homes and apartments are par excellence both in style and price. Sleek, stylish and affordable. Wilshire boulevard is like a little metro in Los Angeles. I did no shopping, no food. All I enjoyed was the lively scenes of Wilshire Boulevard.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lots of traffic here"

Wilshire is one of the largest streets in LA. It spans so many neighborhoods given it a different character depending on where you intersect. But everyone will agree no matter what part of Wilshire you are on, it is noisy, not very clean, and full of traffic. One of the better parts of Wilshire is near UCLA: it’s not as dirty but still full of traffic, especially right at the 405 onramp. There’s still lots to discover with the VA cemetery there to explore, along with all that Westwood Blvd offers a couple of blocks away. You just have to plan on lots of traffic.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"Can't quite find an easy way to get to WILSHIRE"

Ah Wilshire. I would love you more if I could get to you in under an hour. But because of your length and size you do have a little something for everyone.

It is impossible if you don't live in the surrounding areas. So go here with extreme caution should for instance you live in the Valley- any area actually not near Wilshire, and avoid peaktimes like the plague. That's not to say that taking Vine/Rossmore or Highland won't shorten your commute. It will. Or that taking the smaller streets like 3rd/6th will save you because they will. The natural history museum, LACMA are right here along with the huge PANPacific Park. And those are fun to visit, like, once a year. Unfortunately it doesn't lend itself to much exploring. It's a very crowded wide boulevard especially to the east- however at night it's practically deserted and awesome to power along should you be crossing through or up into Hollywood. It has some shops, clubs and a couple inconvenient redline stops... uh for instance, NOT near the museums... but not to say it can't be done. There are some lovely homes, and great jewish delis nearby... and should you cross over to the west more typical less urban fare will meet you- like Beverly Hills and the "Westside"... and it's worth it to travel and less a few times in your life, should you want to.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"The Heart of Mid-town"

This area of Los Angeles is one of the most central areas, located between hollywood and long beach, between downtown and the westside. It features art museums, major business centers, and apartment living. This is one of the areas of town that most feels like a major city without feeling like endless urban sprawl.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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