Discover how to access LA’s coolest neighborhoods with a personalized new home.

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If you dream of building a home in one of Westside LA’s desirable neighborhoods, TJH can get you there.

Discover how to access LA’s coolest neighborhoods with a personalized new home.

When building your dream home, finding the perfect neighborhood is as important as the home’s design. The neighborhoods of West and Westside LA are some of the most sought-after for their beautiful streets, walkability, many amenities, and ideal location. However, accessing these neighborhoods, especially if you want a new construction home that you can personalize, can be a challenge.

We’ll explore some of West and Westside LA’s top neighborhoods and how to build a home in your favorite one with TJH.

Bel Air

Although only a dozen miles west of Downtown Los Angeles, Bel Air feels a world away. Many of the homes in this peaceful neighborhood, located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, promote privacy and relaxation. Residents enjoy dining at the elegant Hotel Bel-Air; playing tennis or golf at the Bel-Air Country Club; and easy access to Topanga State Park and the beaches of Santa Monica Bay.

Beverly Hills

Historic Beverly Hills offers the best of outdoor recreation and unparalleled shopping. Its palm tree-lined streets, beautiful architecture, and spacious parks provide a great location for families to walk, run, or play. One of the neighborhood’s most famed features is the Rodeo Drive shopping district. It’s also home to Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, ample dining options, and medical offices.


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The iconic palm tree-lined streets of Beverly Hills create a welcomed retreat for residents.



For those wanting a place to raise their family that’s still near it all, Beverlywood is an excellent option. This increasingly sought-after neighborhood offers nearby access to shopping, dining, and entertainment in Beverly Hills, Culver City, and Century City. It features tall trees and great hiking and is lauded for its safety and community-oriented character. Beverlywood ranks as the best neighborhood in LA to raise a family on Niche.com.


Brentwood offers outstanding shopping, dining, and lifestyle amenities while cultivating a quiet, family-friendly atmosphere. Some of its famed attractions include the Brentwood Country Mart and the Getty Center. Those who build a home in Brentwood will enjoy the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, outdoor recreation, and proximity to major employment hubs, downtown, and the beach.


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Brentwood offers residents plenty to love, from its many trees to its close proximity to lifestyle amenities.


Cheviot Hills

One of the least densely populated neighborhoods in LA, Cheviot Hills provides space for families to grow. Cheviot Hills Recreation Center and Hillcrest Country Club are two of the area’s top recreational amenities. According to the New York Times, the winding residential streets of Cheviot Hills are “upscale, leafy and quiet.”

Culver City

For those who want to live close to ample entertainment, Culver City is the place to be. According to Travel + Leisure, Culver City is “undergoing a full-fledged renaissance,” with the influx of digital media giants and young professionals. Residents enjoy Michelin-starred restaurants, hip cafes, bustling shopping centers, and boutique hotels. Yet, “the Heart of Screenland” is also family-friendly, with plenty of parks and bike paths.

Mar Vista

Those who build a new home in Mar Vista will find a walkable urban/suburban neighborhood with tree-lined streets and plenty of entertainment options. On Niche.com, Mar Vista ranks as the third best neighborhood to live in LA and the third most family-friendly neighborhood. Residents say they love its many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. It also offers easy commuting to Silicon Beach, Culver City, Century City, and Santa Monica.

Pacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades is ideally located near the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. A perfect day for residents could include a walk to Inspiration Point in Will Rogers State Historic Park, visiting the Eames House, shopping at Palisades Village, and relaxing at Will Rogers State Beach.


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Living near the beautiful Palisades Village could support your lifestyle goal of more community interaction.


Rancho Park

Rancho Park ranks as the top neighborhood to live in LA on Niche.com. This quiet neighborhood is still close to plenty of activity, such as the excellent golfing at Rancho Park Golf Course. It’s also centrally located between downtown LA and Venice Beach.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a dream for those who want to live near a top beach with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. The neighborhoods of Santa Monica are vibrant and full of personality, as well as restaurants, shopping, and hotels. Santa Monica also offers plenty of attractions for the family, including the Pacific Park amusement park, the Looff Hippodrome Carousel, and the Heal the Bay Aquarium.


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Imagine living near the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica in a personalized, new construction TJH home.



Venice is a great neighborhood for those who appreciate the unique. Living near the Venice Beach Boardwalk provides eclectic entertainment, while the Venice Canal Historic District is a stunning neighborhood landmark. Venice is a neighborhood that promotes wellness, community, and the joys of coastal living.


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Venice may be the perfect neighborhood for those who love plenty of activity and lots of character.


West Hollywood

West Hollywood is a happening neighborhood designed for scenesters. Some of the best-known West Hollywood spots include the Sunset Strip, Chateau Marmont, Whiskey a Go Go, and Santa Monica Boulevard. In addition to hot restaurants and vibrant nightlife, residents say West Hollywood is welcoming and diverse.


Westwood blends the academic, commercial, and residential. It’s home to UCLA and the Westwood Village, which includes the Hammer Museum and the Geffen Playhouse. Westwood is the second-best neighborhood to live in LA, according to users of Niche.com. Finding a house to buy can be one of the biggest challenges to living here, which can make building your home particularly appealing.


BUILD by TJH is your foot in the door

We build in the above neighborhoods and many more in Los Angeles, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Arizona. If you dream of living in one of these amazing West or Westside LA neighborhoods, we will work to get you there.

Through our innovative BUILD+ land concierge service, we’ll find an off-market property to build your TJH home in a neighborhood that supports the lifestyle you want.

The potential benefits of building in West and Westside LA with TJH

Through our end-to-end homebuilding process, we’ll help you select from our curated collection of expertly designed home plans, take care of permitting and demolition, oversee each stage of your home’s construction, and install landscaping designed for Southern California.

When you build your new home with TJH, you’ll have the unique opportunity to visit the TJH Design Studio, where our design experts will help you select the architectural style, structural options, finishes, and materials for your new home.

Plus, with our delivery guarantee, we promise to complete your new home within 12 months of starting construction.

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