Westlake Village, CA
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Living in Westlake Village


Westlake Village is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 8,352 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westlake Village is the 436th largest community in California.

Westlake Village home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Westlake Village real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Westlake Village is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westlake Village is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westlake Village who work in management occupations (22.96%), business and financial occupations (11.59%), and sales jobs (10.37%).

Of important note, Westlake Village is also a city of artists. Westlake Village has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Westlake Village’s character.

Also of interest is that Westlake Village has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Westlake Village is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Westlake Village really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Westlake Village perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the nice things about Westlake Village is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Westlake Village, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Westlake Village is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.41% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Westlake Village in 2010 was $79,760, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $319,040 for a family of four.

Westlake Village is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westlake Village home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westlake Village residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westlake Village include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

In addition, Westlake Village has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.27%).

The most common language spoken in Westlake Village is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.