From the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood sign to the towering skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles, there is no shortage of things to do in LA. It’s a city full of artists, creators, business executives and celebrities -- but mostly; it’s a city full of forward-thinking individuals who won’t settle for the norm. Los Angeles has a flourishing, ever-evolving economy that is a hub for businesses across a myriad of global industries.
Situated along the coast and adjacent to the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles’ Westside stretches as far east as Beverly Hills and Culver City. The area includes some of LA’s most sought after neighborhoods and expensive real estate including Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Venice. There is no shortage of entertainment options, from riding the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier to walking the 3rd St Promenade and Venice Boardwalk to shopping on Rodeo Drive, there’s something for everyone to enjoy living on the Westside.
Why rent an office in Beverly Hills?
This iconic burrow of the West Side is known primarily for its glamour and exclusivity. Many celebrities call Beverly Hills home, partly due to the neighborhood’s high-class atmosphere, upscale restaurants, shops, parks, and luxury hotels.
Popular destinations include “The Golden Triangle” which is comprised of the world’s top retail area with Rodeo Dr and Wilshire Blvd which features Barneys, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. There are also many historical landmarks in Beverly Hills such as The Beverly Hills Hotel, the Greystone Mansion and Beverly Gardens Park.
Beverly Hills is accessible using the 704 Rapid Bus.
What types of businesses are located here?
Nestled between Beverly Hills and Westwood, Century City is made up of office high-rises with tenants who lead their industries such as the headquarters of Twentieth Century Fox, ICM Partners, Brain & Company and CAA.
What does Century City have to offer?
Additionally, many attractions can be found just a walk away at the Century City Mall. Renovated in 2017, the mall is anchored by high-end retail tenants Macy’s, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, an AMC movie theatre and seemingly endless food options. Tosconova, Shake Shack, Eataly, Din Tai Fung and Wexler’s Deli top the list for some of Century City’s best eats.
Transport links in Century City
Century City can be reached using public transport by bus and the Expo line which takes you within walking distance from the Westwood/Rancho Park stop.
Why rent an office in Santa Monica?
This fairly large coastal city sits between Brentwood, Venice and the Pacific Palisades and has a population of nearly 90,000, making it one of the most populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Attractions include the 3rd St Promenade, an open-air shopping, a pedestrian-friendly destination where many enjoy visiting the numerous clothing stores, catching a movie or watching a street performance. Another popular activity is the Santa Monica Pier where locals and tourists alike visit the aquarium, ride the rollercoasters, play in the arcade, and even go fishing.
Which businesses are located here?
Santa Monica has a bustling and efficient economy. Within the city’s vast office market, companies such as Hulu, Headspace, Riot Games, Snapchat, and Lionsgate stand out as some of Santa Monica’s top businesses. Santa Monica is also home to many startups like software company TaskUs.
You can’t mention Santa Monica without talking about the healthy lifestyle the city promotes. You’ll find countless juceries and health benefit shops up and down Montana Ave, as well as training and yoga studios. The Santa Monica Stairs is a popular workout spot for many of the city’s residents. Lastly, Santa Monica takes great pride in its four weekly farmers' markets which are considered some of the best in the country.
Getting around Santa Monica
Santa Monica is accessible from the 2016 extension of the Metro Expo Line that runs from downtown Santa Monica all the way to downtown LA. With more developments in Los Angeles’ metro system set to arrive in 2022, Santa Monica will become even more accessible.
Why choose this area of Westside LA?
Just south of Santa Monica and adjacent to the neighborhoods of Mar Vista and Marina Del Rey, Venice stands out as one of the most creative, artistic, and unique areas of Los Angeles. The clothing of the locals becomes more and more eccentric as you travel further into the neighborhood and the walls begin to be filled with world-class street art. Compared to other areas of the Westside, Venice has a much less formal vibe; the stores are more boutique in comparison to the high-class options of Beverly Hills, the restaurants are more experimental and the people are more laid back.
What attractions does Venice have to offer?
Among the many attractions is Abbot Kinney Boulevard which is a mile stretch of popular stores, restaurants, cafes and galleries. While pricey, the food is some of the best Los Angeles has to offer and the bars and nightlife are exceptional as well. If you can manage to get a table, Gjelina, Gjusta and the new restaurant Felix are some of the hottest spots around town. On the first Friday of every month, food trucks line the boulevard, accompanied by live music.
When people mention “Silicon Beach” they are largely talking about the tech movement which originated in Venice. Young tech startups thrive in this warm and progressive beach community where Snap Inc was started. Promising startups include ad tech company, System, and virtual reality company, Wevr. Google also launched its first LA office in this market.
Another unique aspect of this area is the Venice Canals, where many walks along the water to take in the quirky architecture of the surrounding houses. Others look forward to the annual Boat Parade, where residents decorate their boats and paddle through the neighborhood.
While Venice does not have a metro station, bus routes move through Venice frequently in addition to rental bikes and scooters like Birds, Limes and Jump Bikes.
Why choose Playa Vista?
Playa Vista is a recent development that has gained huge amounts of popularity in the past few years. The neighborhood borders Marina del Rey and Culver City and is within walking distance of the ocean.
What types of businesses are positioned here?
Playa’s recent popularity can largely be attributed to its buzzing and growing tech scene. Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, IMAX and YouTube have already made Playa their home accompanied by hundreds of promising startups.
Part of Playa’s success in bringing big-name corporations to the neighborhood, is the array of community centers that have been developed in the past years. One of the recent projects named Runway is a mixed-use development that incorporates a 200,000 square foot shopping center, numerous office buildings and cutting-edge apartment complexes. Another recently built development is a resident activity club called The Resort. This is an ideal spot for taking the edge off in the state of the art gym, spa and pool.
What attractions are in Culver City?
Culver City is located between Venice and Mar Vista, with immediate access to Downtown, making it a popular destination for many businesses, especially those in entertainment. Culver City has famously been known for its ties to the film and television industries since the early 1920s. Sony Studios, NFL Network and many others are headquartered here.
The city has excellent restaurants and nightlife and is also prized for its many art galleries, playhouses and the historic Culver Hotel.
Culver City is accessible using the Culver City, Palms, or La Cienega/Jefferson Expo line stops.
Why rent an office in Pacific Palisades?
The idyllic Pacific Palisades located between the Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu has long been known as a desirable and luxurious place to live.
The attractions and landmarks include the Getty Villa museum and the newly redeveloped Palisades Village which includes a movie theatre, premier restaurants such as Blue Ribbon Sushi, Edo Little Bites, the Draycott and high-end retail brands like Elysewalker and Chanel.
Getting around Pacific Palisades
Public transit in the Pacific Palisades is pretty much limited to buses.
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