Representing the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista

Neighborhood Spotlight: Westchester evolves into a techie utopia

Surrounded by bluffs, the ocean, the 405 Freeway and LAX, Westchester started out as a windswept plain in a remote corner of the Los Angeles basin.

Its evolution into the site of a vast planned community — and a center of the aviation industry — is in many ways the tale of one ambitious developer and his industry-defining approach to building suburban homes.


The Board of Neighborhood Councils (BONC) commemorated the 15 anniversary of the NC of Westchester Playa. NCWP was among the first Neighborhood Councils to form following the City Charter Amendment that authorized their formation. NC alum and founding member Denny Schnieder represeted the NCWP at the April 4 BONC meeting.