Westchester began as an agricultural area in the early 20th century. In the 1930s the area transitioned into a residential community resulting from the rapid development of the aerospace industry at LAX, known at the time as Mines Field. Today Westchester is home to some 48,000 residents. Approximately 50% of the local housing stock consists of single-family detached homes, most of which are modestly sized on small lots. Westchester is also home to a number business and commercial districts along its main arteries of Lincoln Boulevard, Sepulveda Boulevard and Manchester Avenue. Loyola Marymount University and Otis College, both well-respected institutions of higher learning, are also located within the area.
Westport Heights Elementary School
Colleges & Universities
Loyola Marymount University
Places of Worship
Westchester Church of Nazarene