Ladera Heights is a census-designated place and unincorporated area in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the area had a total population of 6,568. Culver City lies to its west, Inglewood to its east, the unincorporated area of Baldwin Hills to its north, and the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles to its south.
As with neighboring Baldwin Hills and Windsor Hills, Ladera Heights is one of the wealthiest majority-black areas in the United States. The southern California real estate boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s has brought an influx of upper-middle-class white families priced out of neighborhoods in Los Angeles' west side, but the area remains predominantly African-American. Much of the area's desirability stems from the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean available from most hillside homes, as well as its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the San Diego Freeway.
Web Sites and Links
Ladera Heights Community InformationPointers to information about the community.
Ladera Heights Civic AssociationCommunity activist group.
Wikipedia: Ladera HeightsDescription of the area, geography, and history.