Brookside, Los Angeles

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Brookside signage located at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard & Highland Avenue
Brookside signage located at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard & Highland Avenue
Brookside is located in Los Angeles
Location within Central Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°03′37″N 118°20′20″W / 34.06037°N 118.33878°W / 34.06037; -118.33878Coordinates: 34°03′37″N 118°20′20″W / 34.06037°N 118.33878°W / 34.06037; -118.33878
Country United States of America
State California
County Los Angeles
Time zonePacific
Zip Code
Area code(s)323

Brookside is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. It is an enclave of eight tree-lined streets and 400 homes.[1]


Located in the Mid-Wilshire district, [2] Brookside is located between Olympic and Wilshire Boulevards, and includes the homes on both sides of, and between, Highland Ave. and Muirfield Ave.[3]

There is a natural stream -- the Arroyo de los Jardines (Brook of the Gardens) -- that runs through Brookside and on to Baldwin Hills and eventually flows into Ballona Creek. [1]


Brookside, a neighborhood of predominantly large, single family homes, was developed by the Rimpau Estate Co. in 1920. The area — originally called Wilshire Crest — was built to lure wealthy families from the West Adams District.[3]

On October 28, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a motion to establish an Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) for the Brookside and Sycamore Square neighborhoods to help prevent residential teardowns and the construction of oversized replacement homes as the city re-works its Baseline Mansionization Ordinance.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Cohen, Allison B. (27 February 2005). "A touch of magic in the city" – via LA Times.
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  3. ^ a b "Brookside". Brookside. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  4. ^ Elizabeth Fuller (2015-10-30). "City Council Approves Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) for Brookside, Sycamore Square - Larchmont Buzz - Hancock Park News". Larchmont Buzz. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  5. ^ "Beverly Press: L.A. passes zoning guard for Wilshire & Valley neighborhoods".