Categories for Westside Spotlight

Playa Vista is Southern California’s New Silicon Valley

Playa Vista
May 3, 2018 | ,

Playa Vista is the new kid on the block on the Westside and is offering space to Silicon Valley players and those wanting to live an urban lifestyle. Although not considered luxury living, Playa Vista’s homes are selling for over $4 million. Here’s why. Reinventing Itself For years, Playa Vista was known for Howard Hughes’ aviation firm that sat vacant... Read More

Beverlywood: An Up and Coming Community

January 31, 2018 | ,

Beverlywood started out in the 1940’s with small middle-class homes. These days, most of the original homes have been leveled to make room for much larger homes. Although the start of Beverlywood was modest, its amazing location close to Beverly Hills, coupled with its fabulous schools and low crime rates, make it an up and coming community. History of Beverlywood... Read More

Malibu Farmers Market: Not To Be Missed

Malibu Farmers Market
January 9, 2018 | ,

Malibu locals love their farmer’s market. Complete with handcrafted products, fresh foods, and ethically sourced foods, this little gem should be on your must-see Sunday activities. Open from 10 am to 3 pm, the Malibu Farmers Market is behind the Malibu Country Mart at 23555 Civic Center Way. Here are some of the vendors you can see each week at... Read More

A Westside Icon: Brentwood Country Mart

Brentwood Country Mart
December 6, 2017 | , ,

If you haven’t been to the Brentwood Country Mart, you are missing out on one of the Westside’s most famous shopping and food centers. In addition to great food and shopping, you may also run into a celebrity or two. Thriving on the Westside for the last 69 years, this area icon is not to be missed. What You’ll Find... Read More

Why Hancock Park Is the New Hotspot on The Westside

Hancock Park
November 5, 2017 | ,

Hancock Park is the latest hotspot on the Westside. Here are just a few reasons why, as well as some of my favorite things to do in Hancock Park. What Millennials Want When it comes to buying homes, millennials have been slow to get on board the American dream. However, as more and more millennials move into their 30’s, we... Read More

Great New Businesses In Malibu

August 6, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Malibu is open for business! Or, businesses, I should say. This summer, many new companies have come to Malibu to set up shop. With a thriving mom and pop shop community, you’ll find everything you need from hotels to restaurants to fashion. Here are just a few of my favorites. Hiptique 30745 Pacific Coast Highway Having opened in early... Read More

Which Cities on the Westside are Sizzling Hot?

June 27, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Los Angeles County median prices for single family homes are now up to pre-recession levels at $549,000 according to CoreLogic. However, some areas on the Westside are actually seeing even higher growth than the county itself. Let's take a look at some of the hottest spots.