Westchester (California)

Westchester is a neighborhood of Los Angeles on the West Side of Los Angeles County in Southern California. While not officially a part of Westchester, the newly-created community of Playa Vista is also covered in this article.


Westchester includes Los Angeles International Airport, whose runways and service facilities, along with the associated hotels and travel services, dominate the southern portion of the neighborhood. In contrast, the northern half is largely residential and retail. It is also home to Loyola Marymount University and The Otis College of Art and Design.

Get in

Thousands arrive in Westchester through LAX every day, but residents and visitors to Westchester itself, as in much of Los Angeles, typically travel by car. The primary connection to the freeway system is Route 405. This freeway experiences heavy daily congestion during commute times, and locals will sometimes opt for Sepulveda Blvd., Lincoln Blvd. (California Route 1), or La Cienega Blvd. as alternate access routes from the north and south.

Being home to LAX ensures a significant number of travel options are available to Westchester. The Los Angeles County MTA, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Culver City Bus systems all have connecting routes to the airport and surrounding areas. Flyaway Shuttles, a bus service operated by LAX, provides a non-stop connection to the airport from Downtown Los Angeles, Westwood, and San Fernando Valley.

Neither Westchester nor the airport, strangely, currently have a direct connection to the Los Angeles Metro light rail system (though several solutions have been proposed). An airport shuttle service to the nearest metro station is available (see LAX for additional information).







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The cities and neighborhoods that border Westchester include the following:

Routes through Westchester

West Los Angeles Culver City  N  S  Inglewood Long Beach
Santa Monica Marina del Rey  N  S  El Segundo Long Beach

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