Westwood is best known as the home of UCLA (University of California of Los Angeles). The eastern sections of the district are thought of as an entirely separate neighborhood called Holmby Hills. Westwood was developed mainly by Harold Janss, who was vice president of Janss Investment Company. He began to establish a community in this area by advertising new homes in 1922.
Westwood is known for its beauty and elegance even though the city is stuck right in the middle of Los Angeles. Not only has Westwood become a busy and thriving city, but it is home to the Mountain Meadows Conservancy as well. This non-profit organization helps to protect Westwood’s rural culture by saving mountain habitats that are home to many endangered species sacred to the area.