Gradually gaining popularity, Westlake has become a favored residence for artists and young families seeking proximity to downtown. Drawing history, art, and culinary enthusiasts, the neighborhood boasts exceptional restaurants and entertainment options. Originally established as one of Los Angeles' residential areas, by the 1900s, Westlake had attained affluence akin to Manhattan's Upper East Side. Mansions dominated the housing landscape, complemented by the pristine MacArthur Park, once acclaimed as Los Angeles' Champs-Élysées. Today, Westlake features a blend of antique and modern apartment buildings, bungalows, and charming hillside residences offering breathtaking views of downtown and Los Angeles.