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The neighborhood’s skyline and main thoroughfares are dominated by high-rise business buildings and multi-story luxury apartments and condominiums. A two-mile section of Wilshire Boulevard running through Westwood has been dubbed “Millionaire’s Mile.”
Originally a 3,300 acre ranch owned by Arthur Letts, founder of the Broadway and Bullock’s department stores, the tract was opened for residential development in 1922.
- Movie premieres are common at several notable vintage theaters, and the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is the final resting place of many Hollywood stars.
- Schools are under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
- Westwood’s renowned Armand Hammer Museum is home to world-class Impressionist and Modern art.
- The Los Angeles California Temple and its affiliated Los Angeles Regional Family History Center (of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) are each the second largest entities of their kind.