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Cheviot Hills is a great place to live. The outlines on the map are inaccurate, it makes the area larger than it really is. To see the real boundaries, view the individual HOA websites. I believe there are two. Winding, tree lined, streets a variety of architectural styles, great neighbors, with a mix of singles, couples, new families and retirees. It is a safe neighborhood, with 24 hour security patrols and while nowhere in LA is crime free, crime is minimal here. Not alot of homes are for sale but the nice ones still sell very quickly. Coming home is a nice escape from the hectic pace of much of LA, yet only 10 mins, at most, from Century City and Westside Pavilion. Culver City restaurants are also an easy drive. It is also a great commute if you work downtown.

— John C
January 13, 2012 at 10:19 a.m.

I grew up in Cheviot Hills in the late 1950's, we lived on the corner of Troon and Dumfries. A bunch of us kids would spend the whole day together, ride bikes, swim, play hide & seek. We'd go home when we were hungry. It was the best! I have such fond memories of that neighborhood, the beautiful homes, mature trees. I'm sure it's changed, as times do, but for me it was magical.

— Anne
October 2, 2011 at 1:09 p.m.

I just moved here a year ago with my fiance and two young boys. I enjoy taking family walks in the morings and admiring the tree lined streets. Though, some of the bordering neighborhoods aren't the best and crime flows from those neighborhoods into Cheviot Hills. It does kind of bother me at night and I wont let my boys step out of the house alone. This is a great neighborhood for couples but not to raise families. The public schools here aren't the best and we don't want to send our boys to private schools. So once they start school, we will be relocating to safer neighborhood.

— Sydney
July 26, 2011 at 7:13 p.m.

I've lived here my whole life and have always told people I'm from Palms.

I never wanted the bourgeois tie attached to the name that most of the snoots talking about 'walkability' seem to be holding on to.

— The Todd
July 5, 2011 at 9:21 p.m.

cheviot is amazing. i love rancho park

— Im lovin it
October 31, 2010 at 10:10 a.m.

As someone who has lived in both Culver City and Cheviot Hills I am definitely happier in Cheviot Hills than Culver City. CH is prettier, quieter, nicer, safer and more of a neighborhood.

While the proximity to the revitalized downtown area of Culver City is nice, it's really not all that walkable to most of Culver City anyway, so that advantage isn't big . And we walk to several restaurants and stores up on Pico with regularity, so I'm not sure the whole "not walkable" thing comes from.

— CH Resident
March 11, 2010 at 5:16 p.m.

Looks like some people living in Rancho Park view themselves as living in Cheviot Hills, from all the complaints listed here from people living west of Manning. Or perhaps the boundaries have shifted westward over the years. And these people really don't seem to like to have their neighborhood compared to Culver City, which is nicer and more walkable than Cheviot Hills by any definition and does compete for the same buyers with Cheviot and Rancho. Some of you people seem to think you're living in Beverly Hills, but you're not.

November 24, 2009 at 3:58 p.m.

I think some people misunderstand the meaning behind "walkable". When posters say it isn't walkable, they don't mean you can't take a nice scenic walk. They're referring to how easy it is to walk to nearby shops, restaurants and other conveniences. For instance, a website will determine an area's walkability score based on the nearby businesses (

— Mr. Cheviot
October 26, 2009 at 5:23 p.m.

The notion that Cheviot Hills and Culver City compete for the same buyers is ridiculous. You can walk to Century City from Cheviot Hills (done it); it has beautiful homes that start in the $600-700,000 even today and hilly, tree-lined streets. CC, not so much.

— Peg
October 22, 2009 at 5:14 p.m.

Cheviot Hills is a fantastic place to live - convenient to the shops on Pico Blvd, Westside Pavillion as well as being close (but not too close to Culver City). It has attractive streets and houses - walks are great as there are great hills and views of Century City, Rancho Park and Golf course are easy walks.

— Recent Chevioteer
August 21, 2009 at 1:45 p.m.

"Cheviot Hills is not a desirable place to be on the Westside." I am almost chuckling as I read this... What unbelievable utopian world do people live in? A beautiful, clean, safe and friendly neighborhood five minutes from the fwy? Yea...sounds awful..

— Amused
August 8, 2009 at 11:26 p.m.

Justin is correct. Cheviot Hills is not a desirable place to be on the Westside. It is not walkable, and while it is close to Culver City it does not have the advantages that come with living in Culver City. And yes, it not only borders on Palms, but the worst sections of Palms east of Motor which have had crime and poverty issues for 20 years. The property crime issues have and do spill into Cheviot Hills. If you're thinking of buying property in Cheviot Hills, don't. You're better off in Culver City where you'll get more for your money and superior public services as well as enjoying what good things that Cheviot has to offer.

July 13, 2009 at 3:42 p.m.

Cheviot Hills is a nice neighborhood with nothing good around it or close to it. I'm outta here folks.

This is one of the least walkable westside neighborhoods. A walk to downtown Culver City isn't too far, but it is certainly not part of living in Cheviot. This is just a housing tract with nothing to offer but solitude. The sound of the 10 freeway is loud, and getting on the 10 West is a pain (however East couldn't be easier). It is beautiful but its proximity to and shares borders with some of the dumpiest westside neighborhoods make this not good enough of anything to be worth living in. Not close enough to the beach to be nice not close enough to Hollywood or Downtown to be nice. This place is sort of equidistance to everywhere and because of that is close to nowhere.

Plus my car was stolen outta my garage in the middle of the day on a Sunday a few months ago. This is not a safe neighborhood.

Peace out

— Justin
July 6, 2009 at 4:01 p.m.

please correct south west boundary for Cheviot Hills to include Northvale and Walavista rd., not Manning.

— steve toshiyuki
June 30, 2009 at 12:44 p.m.

From the Cheviot Hills HOA's website:

West Los Angeles’ Cheviot Hills neighborhood is a fusion of several residential tracts that were developed beginning in the early-1920s. First came Country Club Highlands (1923), Cheviot Hills (1924), and Monte-Mar Vista (1926). These three tracts retained their separate identities until at least the late 1930s. In 1939 a fourth tract was added to the south: Cheviot Knolls. The California Country Club Estates tract was built beginning in about 1952, followed by the final nearly two-dozen homes on the east in around 1968.

There is more at:

— Chevioteer
June 29, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.

Used to live on Northvale back when it was Exposition. My family always called it Rancho Park. Cheviot Hills was on the other side of Manning. If people are going to claim Northvale as part of Cheviot Hills, then you might as well claim that Motor and Cheviot is part of Palms....

June 26, 2009 at 4:43 p.m.

beverlywood is not in cheviot hills. just drive by the street signs that say "welcome to beverlywood" to get an accurate map. it's about 1 mile east of cheviot hills.

— dave
June 21, 2009 at 8:46 a.m.

Beverlywood is NOT in Cheviot Hills, but is adjacent to it. Beverlywood has its own homeowners' association.

— Tom Franklin
June 21, 2009 at 8:44 a.m.

I am a resident of Cheviot Hills. I live between Manning and Northvale Road. Please correct this. By the way, no census takers came to my house.

— Judith Grodin
June 12, 2009 at 2:52 p.m.

By now you know that Cheviot Hills goes beyond Manning to Northvale. I have lived on Manning and Butterfield since 1963. All my friends know I live in Cheviot Hills. The best quality of the area is the weather. On the hottest days, it is several degrees cooler than

Westwood or Beverly Hills because of an ocean breeze. I have no air conditioning and have been uncomfortable only during a very severe heatwave.

— William Landau
June 11, 2009 at 3:42 p.m.

The boundaries of Cheviot Hills are as described by our Homeowner Organization president, Kevin Hughes, and many others. Rountree does not have a d. Cheviot Hills is a wonderful place to live - beautiful and quiet (at least on my street) and close to everything we need. I've lived here since 1963, and love it. Please correct your map.

— Robin Frasier
June 8, 2009 at 5:55 p.m.

Please correct the boundares, of Cheviot Hills,as others have. If not,many will assume that your project is significantly flawed, and therefore unreliable.

Living in the midst of an ever crowded Los Angeles,(where I was born) I am ever more aware of this beautiful quiet refuge. With its tree-lined streets, and with neighbors who have become friends throughout the years, I am truly at home.

— Ruth Marian Caper
June 8, 2009 at 5:17 p.m.


several of your boundaries are incorrect. many of the previous commentators have noted them. however, please note that rountree is spelled without a 'D' as it is a surname. it also is incorrectly spelled on the HOA map provided by mr hughes.

— terri yaki
June 8, 2009 at 1:04 p.m.

your boundaries are wrong, it should be northvale not manning as the boundary.

— mike leitle
June 8, 2009 at 8:46 a.m.

The Southwest boundary for Cheviot Hills is identified as Manning Avenue, when in fact it extends to Northvale Road and Walavista Road . The Times have again made a mistake. It is vitally important that the boundaries of Cheviot Hills be identified correctly, please define our neighborhood correctly, so that the hundreds of Cheviot neighbors between Manning Avenue and Northvale Road, and those on Walavista, are not disenfranchised.

— Robert Jensen
June 8, 2009 at 7:55 a.m.


June 7, 2009 at 9:26 p.m.

I believe your southwestern boundry for cheviot hills is incorrect and should be northvale and walavista. Please make the correction if this is valid. Thank you.

— Thomas Kun
June 7, 2009 at 1:38 p.m.

While looking at your Cheviot Hills map borders I noticed you made a mistake assessing its historical boundaries. On the southern flank, Northvale Road is officially in Cheviot Hills; starting from Motor and all the way to Roundtree Rd (its western boundary). For some reason, the block containing Overland Elementary school and an adjacent block next to it (Putney Road) aren't part of historic Cheviot Hills (they are considered Rancho Park). You can tell the Cheviot Hills side by a very small detail - Northvale Road suddently widens as you drive past Roundtree Rd heading east.

— Carlo
June 7, 2009 at 12:08 p.m.

The home I grew up in and still own on Bradbury Rd.

has always been, or so I thought, in Cheviot Hills.

Did the Times change this? If so, why?

— Lynne Friedman
June 7, 2009 at 9:06 a.m.

Cheviot Hills' southern boundary is Northvale, not Manning. Please correct this error and identify our Cheviot Hills neighborhood accurately.

— Anne Lee
June 6, 2009 at 9:52 p.m.

As a 38 year resident of this community I can tell you that Cheviot Hills extends Southwest to Northvale. A map of the Cheviot Hills boundaries can be found at the HOA website:

In my opinion, one among many reasons to live in Cheviot Hills is its proximity to Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, freeways to downtown, Valley, Airport and Marina.

— Nancy Samovar
June 6, 2009 at 8:55 p.m.

I have lived in Cheviot Hills for twenty years and it is a wonderful neighborhood. The negatives (which are minor) are freeway noise, cut-through traffic, and the potential light rail coming through on the Exposition right of way (unless the powers that be can be persuaded to construct the tracks below grade at intersections, in which case I say - great!).

I agree with other commentators that the boundaries include those streets between Manning and Northvale over to Motor, as well as Walavista.

It is one of the best walking neighborhoods in the city. Yes, it has its share of intense hills and if you're going for the serious cardio burn, take a brisk walk on Manning from Butterfield to Motor. For a lovely concentration of beautiful homes and golf course views, try Monte Mar, Glenbarr, Forrester and McConnell. And for the almost perfect 3 mile loop, take a walk around the Rancho Park golf course. You will see many of us there, with or without our beloved dogs, as well as people from all over the westside, who love to walk and jog our streets. After your walk, if you find yourself at the corner of Pico and Patricia (which I often do somehow!), you can't leave our area without stopping into John O'Groats for its addicting biscuits, pancakes and Grandma's omelets. It's a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

— Cathryn Taylor
June 6, 2009 at 7:32 p.m.

I live on Cheviot Drive between Manning and Northvale, please include our block as part of the Cheviot Hills neighborhood. Thank you.

— jim leytus
June 6, 2009 at 5:09 p.m.

As a 42 year resident of Cheviot Hills, I can tell you that Cheviot Hills extends south beyond Manning to include Northvale and Walavista. In other words, the southern boundary of Cheviot Hills is the 10 freeway.

— Mark Huberman
June 6, 2009 at 4:02 p.m.



June 6, 2009 at 3:52 p.m.

Your map is inaccurate: Cheviot Hills continues west of Manning to Northvale Rd.

— Joseph Kibre
June 6, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.

I agree with the B. Berlin and C. Sanders. Cheviot Hills continues west of Motor to Overland on some streets, including Haddington, Ivy Glen, Dunleen and Clarkson.

— Randi Marell
June 5, 2009 at 5:34 p.m.

As President of the Cheviot Hills Home Owners' Association, I can tell you that Cheviot does extend Southwest to Northvale. A map of the Cheviot Hills boundaries can be found at the HOA website:

Best Regards,

Kevin Hughes


Cheviot Hills Home Owners' Association

— Kevin Hughes
June 5, 2009 at 4:45 p.m.

Cheviot Hills continues southwest to Northvale. Our streets - Haddington, Dunleer, etc. run on both sides of Manning. Why are you cutting Cheviot off at Manning?

— carol sanders
June 4, 2009 at 9:15 p.m.

I grew up on Clarkson between Manning and Northvale. I am trying to understand why that part is included with Rancho Park instead of Cheviot Hills. Rancho Park (as you define it) is literally on the other side of the tracks. I always thought that expression meant something.

I just finished reading the article about the compilation, and I feel that if you truly went through every street, you would have made the C.H. dividing line Northvale to Overland as opposed to Manning (which is easier, but not accurate). I would also argue that the name of the community Cheviot HILLS would help to include streets between Manning and Northvale, as they are "Hilly".

I think you did a fantastic job, and I hope you continue to improve the wonderful work you did.

— Barak Berlin
June 3, 2009 at 1:46 p.m.

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