Ladera Heights is located in the city of Los Angeles. Culver City lies to its west, the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles to its north, and the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles to its south and southwest. Ladera Heights origins start in the late 1950 with the development of “Old Ladera”. In the 1960s, custom homes were built in “New Ladera”. Prominent builders were Valentine and Gallant homes. Many of the architects that built estate homes in Beverly Hills Trousdale and Encino designed and built their properties in Ladera Heights. Neighboring Fox Hills was a beautiful golf course with rolling hills that backed up to Wooster Avenue.
Ladera Heights is portioned into three sections, known as “Upper Ladera,” “Lower Ladera” and “Old Ladera”. Upper Ladera includes all houses north of Slauson in between La Cienega Boulevard and Shenandoah Avenue, while Lower Ladera (the larger of the two) consists of all houses south of Slauson in between Wooster and La Cienega. Old Ladera is the small area just east of La Cienega and south of Slauson. The Ladera Center, located in Lower Ladera just west of La Cienega Boulevard, hosts a number of local franchise stores and eateries.
Central to everything, an upscale enclave close to landings and see. Convenient to LAX, the San Diego Freeway and the Marina Del Rey waterfront, Ladera Heights boasts ocean views, large homes, and quiet streets. Baseball player Frank Robinson and other sports players began moving to Ladera Heights in the early 1970s. Multiple celebrities have/or do live in Ladera Heights over the years: Peter Vidmar (Olympic Gold 84), Vanessa Williams (Actress), Chris Darden (Attorney), Lisa Leslie (Basketball), Ken Norton (Boxing), and Aaron Affalo (Basketball) just to name a few who has and have called this community home.
During the height of the real estate market in 2007-2008, homes in Ladera ranged in prices from $900K to $1.7M. In 2010 forward, Hipsters found Ladera Heights and relished the opportunity to live in an upscale neighborhood close to the new technology companies in Playa Vista and Culver City. They enjoy riding their bikes to work and family walks on the manicured streets. Neighbors greet each other with a friendly wave or a hello. The homes are midcentury modern, traditional, contemporary and mediterranian style homes ranging in sizes from 1400-6700 sq.ft. This provides comfortable living and lot sizes in the 8000+ square footage. Also, families can now send their children to the Award Wining Wiseburn school district in addition to Parent Elementary.
Ladera Heights still remains one of the hidden oasis of Los Angeles. Below are homes that’s available for sale in Ladera.