Sawtelle is an Up-and-Coming West L.A. Neighborhood

Originally posted on March 19, 2012

I recently sold a home to a young guy on Corinth Ave.  He was excited because it was walking distance to the up-and-coming Sawtelle neighborhood in West Los Angeles, where his favorite markets and restaurants are located.

Sawtelle Blvd in West Los Angeles

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times talks about the gentification of  the area knows as “Little Osaka”.   This area, along Sawtelle from Santa Monica to Olympic, has always been a draw for its Japanese restaurants, but it is now branching out to cater to a wider range of food groupies.

Boutiques and food trucks are also sprouting up and the area is a melting pot of mixed-use buildings, Japanese nurseries, and mom-and-pop stores.

Some restaurants of note along Sawtelle are:

The new Plan Check Kitchen and Bar serving gourmet burgers and other American food.
Coffee Tomo, where you can get red bean and cheese-stuffed pretzels with coffee made with self-roasted beans.
Gottsui, a 20-year-old chain of restaurants in Tokyo.
Tsujita, with its ramen noodles replaced the long-time convenience store, Yamaguchi, last year.
Blockheads Shavery, serving “Snow Creams”, a mix of Hawaiian shaved ice and creamy ice cream.
Balconi Coffee Company,  serving espresso drinks but also slow-brewing coffees and other drinks.

Sawtelle is an area to watch, especially as the real estate in this area is still moderately priced:

Search homes for sale in the Sawtelle area

  1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,741 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,555 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 11
  2. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,386 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,097 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 13
  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,498 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,096 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,351 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,501 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 13
  5. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,439 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,501 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 17
  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,495 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,747 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 22
  7. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,476 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 54
  8. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,341 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 74
  9. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,280 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 151

See all Homes for Sale Around Sawtelle Blvd.
(all data current as of 7/28/2015)

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