Sitting high on a hill with breathtaking views of LA lies the affluently diverse neighborhood of Ladera Heights. The neighborhood was once called an “undiscovered gem,” likely due to it being tucked-away behind two cemeteries, massive oil fields, and Culver City’s Fox Hill Business District. 

Others like to account Ladera Heights as being an “undiscovered gem” because its affluence isn’t from celebrity residents like that of its adjacent neighborhoods like Baldwin Hills and View Park… Ladera Heights residents are of the professional class; Doctors, lawyers, and other prestigious positions. 

But that’s not saying that the fairly young neighborhood hasn’t had its fair share of celebrity status. Some famous names who have graced the hills of Ladera heights include the likes of:

  • Vanessa Williams
  • Tyler the Creator
  • Arron Afflalo
  • Chris Darden
  • Ken Norton

True enough, there has been some celeb action over the years but it’s pretty safe to say that for celebrities and prestigious professionals alike, the true appeal of Ladera Heights and its increase in popularity is not only its commanding views of LA and the Mid-Century Modern architectural style of its homes but the overall vibe, culture, and atmosphere of the neighborhood.

As big as the Greater Los Angeles Area is, there aren’t too many neighborhoods where the residents actually go out of their way to get to know their neighbors. The neighborhood is definitely what you can consider as low-key; some have even used the word tranquil. But all of that just plays a role in the welcoming atmosphere and sense of community that Ladera Heights is famously known for.

Aesthetically speaking, you’ll mostly find single-family homes, but you’ll also find condos, lofts, and large estates. But the “in your face” beauty of the neighborhood lies in the structure and architecture of each and every home… Architecture’s a major contributor drawing more and more people to the neighborhood.

Upon entering the upscale neighborhood, you’ll be in awe at the impressive inventory of Mid-Century Modern Ranch style homes. Becasue of the rich cultural history, this particular style of homes is a very common design style in this area.

So, what makes a Mid-Century Modern Ranch style home?

Well, there are many different characteristics but there are some very specific features that make this particular style stand out from the rest. In Mid-Century Modern Ranch style homes, you’re going to see these features:

  • Deep connection with bringing the outdoors indoors: Large (sometimes floor to ceiling) windows and open floor plans to let in lots of natural light
  • Single story or split level: Unlike a full staircase, the only thing separating the levels are a matter of a few stairs 
  • Geometric angles: Geometric forms and asymmetrical compositions make up the unique design of these homes, making it stand out from more traditional style homes; There’s no visual formality, and it’s often seen in the design of the roof.

In enjoying the luxuries of a Ladera Heights home, you can’t fully enjoy it without getting to know the Ladera Heights community and all that it has to offer its residents. In building a life in the affluent community, here are the local proximities to the neighborhood that make people fall in love with the area all over again.

Ladera Heights Proximities

   Ladera Heights Restaurants

   Little Kingston Jamaican Restaurant

   4716 W Slauson Ave

Windsor Hills, CA 90056

Phone: 323.295.5596

Pann’s Restaurant

   6710 La Tijera Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 323.776.3770


Bombay Beach

   1338 W 7th St

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213.378.0555


   Ladera Heights Shopping

   Ladera Center

   6709 La Tijera Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Slauson Super Mall

   1600 W Slauson Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Phone: 323.778.6055


California Plaza

   340 S Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90071

   Ladera Heights Bars/Entertainment

   Tailgate Tavern “Not Just a Sports bar”

   8554 Washington Blvd

Culver City, CA, 90232

Phone: 310.839.6100


The Green Horse

   1662 Centinela Ave

Inglewood, CA 90302

Phone: 323.295.7275


La Louisanne

   5812 Overhill Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90043

Phone: 323.293.5073


   Ladera Heights Schools

   Ladera Heights Prep

   6901 Knowlton Pl

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 310.337.0830

Frank D. Parent Elementary School

   5354 W 64th St

Inglewood, CA 90302

Phone: 310.680.5430


Why Choose Ladera Heights?

Everything from the architecture of the homes to the close-knit sense of community, Ladera Heights is the ideal neighborhood for any size family. Not only that, but it’s a fairly new neighborhood that’s still up-and-coming. Conveniently located adjacent to the tech-filled Silicon Beach region, and its respective proximity to the new Chargers and Clippers stadiums, it makes perfect sense why people are so interested in moving to this “undiscovered gem” of a neighborhood.

So whether you’re a tech mogul, celebrity, or industry professional, there is a home in Ladera Heights that meets your caliber of luxury and style. Whether you’re mesmerized with the eclectic style of the Mid-Century Modern Ranch style homes, taken away by the majestic views, or just feel “at home” with the neighborhood vibe and atmosphere, we’re here to find you a Ladera Heights home and help you make it your own.

If you’re in the market to buy, or if you’re simply browsing, the search can become very overwhelming, and it’s typically what makes potential home buyers delay their home buying process, even when pressed for time. We here at Edwards Estates Group are here to remove that stress. Give us a call today and we’ll find the perfect Ladera Heights home for you.

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LAX 10 mins-Uber ride $10 to $15
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