Westdale, Los Angeles
Westdale is a West Los Angeles neighborhood, which is represented on and by the Mar Vista Community Council. Its boundaries are National Blvd. on the north, Palms Blvd. on the south, Inglewood Blvd. on the west, and Sawtelle Blvd. on the east. There is also a neighborhood called North Westdale.
Originally known as Steven's Ranch as a citrus tree orchard and bean field, it was developed in 1947 by real estate developer Paul Trousdale (1915-1990), who built 450 single-story tract homes. Trousdale hired architect Allen Siple (1900-1973), who had also worked with him on two other neighborhoods he developed, Tahquitz River Estates in Palm Springs, California and later Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, California. Over time, two additional tracts were added to Westdale. As a result, there are now 900 homes in the area. Most homes were built in the 1940s, and most yards have old citrus trees dating back to the original orchard. Architectural styles vary from ranch, Colonial, Monterey and Regency. Early residents were soldiers back from the Second World War, who had decided to move to California after serving in the Pacific Theater.
- Philipp Gollner, Tiny Community of Westdale Marks 40 Years as Oasis of Small-Town Life, The Los Angeles Times, November 22, 1987
- Helene Lesel, Small-town living on the Westside, The Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2004
- Philipp Gollner, Birthday for Community of Westdale : Oasis of Small-Town Life Celebrates 40 Years, The Los Angeles Times, November 26, 1987
- Molly Selvin, Facades May Change but Sense of Place Remains the Same, The Los Angeles Times, October 11, 1997
- Alan Hess, Forgotten modern: California houses 1940-1970', Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2007, pp. 262-264 
- Jennifer W. Linden, Houses Change but Neighbors Don't : Westdale: Remodeling and renovation is widespread in this community that has 3,500 homeowners and 500 are original owners., The Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1990
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