Located in the Westside of Los Angeles, Westdale is a quiet neighborhood that first developed as World War II GIs were returning home. Developer, Paul W. Trousdale, purchased a tract of 450 single-story homes in 1947 that offered 5 varying floor plans. In time 2 more tracts boosted the amount of homes to approximately 900. These homes were sold at prices of $14,500 to $16,500. The neighborhood of Westdale is quaint and quiet with streets lined with pines, purple-blossom jacarandas, and liquid amber trees that were originally planted.
Westdale is situated west of I-405, with Palms Boulevard to the south, Inglewood Boulevard to the west, Nathional Boulevard to the north, and Sawtelle Boulevard to the east. It is easy to access the 405 freeway as well as the 10 freeway from Westdale, but because of dead-end streets commuters are unable to access shortcuts in the residential area.
There is an active homeowners association called Westdale Homeowners Association that works diligently to maintain Westdale's style. For newcomers into the neighborhood, the New Neighbor Welcome Committee brings a special something to make new residents feel welcomed.
Most lot sizes range from 5,500 square feet to 7,500 square feet. The square footage of homes generally ranges from 1,500 to 1,800.
Schools are served under the Los Angeles Unified School District. On the 2010 Academic Performance Index, Mar Vista Elementary scored 900, Webster Middle School scored 658, and Venice High scored 693--all out of a possible 1000.
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