Welcome to Ladera Heights
An affluent, up-and-coming residential community set on a hill looking out across LA.
Situated on a hill overlooking the greater Los Angeles area, Ladera Heights is an affluent, residential, and predominantly African American neighborhood with a strong sense of community. Isolated from the busy streets of Westside, Ladera Heights is a picturesque oasis that welcomes people from all backgrounds and beliefs.
The majority of homes in the neighborhood are single-family residences, although you will also find some apartments and condominiums. Stylish homes throughout the area are rarely under $1 million. Mid-century architecture reigns supreme, holding over from the early 1950s construction.
Ladera Heights is ranked as one of the best suburbs for retirees. While the community is considered as wealthy as places like Beverly Hills, it's home to fewer A-list celebrities and more professionals. Nestled beside famous tech hubs like Culver City, Venice, and Silicon Beach, making it an excellent place to live for commuters.
Because of its status as a primarily residential community, there isn't a lot in the way of nightlife and retail in Ladera Heights. Thankfully, it's close enough to other cities to make amenities easily accessible. However, most people who move to Ladera Heights do so for the idyllic setting and peaceful nature. Locals enjoy getting involved through the Ladera Heights Civic Association
, and it's one of the few LA neighborhoods where neighbors genuinely get to know each other.
That said, there are several excellent restaurants and things to do nearby. You might recognize Pann's Restaurant
for its distinctive architecture and because it appeared in Pulp Fiction! It's a neighborhood staple known for its coffee, blue-plate specials, and champagne brunch. Ladera might be sparse when it comes to nightlife, but they do have The Green Horse
, a relaxed venue with a great variety of drinks. If you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, visit Harriet's Cheesecakes Unlimited
or Jin Patisserie
is the primary community shopping center, anchored by Ralph's Grocery, Bath and Body Works, and Ross. Also nearby is Westfield Culver City
, formerly known as Fox Hills Mall. There you'll find close to 200 different stores along with retail staples like Nordstrom Rack, Target, H&M, Best Buy, Trader Joe's, and Macy's. The mall also features an eclectic dining terrace with numerous ethnic cuisine choices. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
is close to Ladera and includes a Cinemark theater and farmer's market.
For outdoor recreation, residents often flock to the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
, one of the city's largest parks, sometimes even referred to as LA's Central Park. Adjacent to View Park-Windsor Hills and Inglewood is Ladera Park
, which has several amenities like a baseball/softball field, an outdoor amphitheater, children's play areas, a recreation center, tennis courts, and picnic areas.