South Robertson

Kosher delicatessens and residential repose nestle next to high-profile locales like Beverly Hills.

At the centre of it all without commanding the centre of attention, South Robertson's sleepy residential streets lead onto bustling thoroughfares. Despite the neighbourhood's location between Beverly Hills, Century City, and West Hollywood, South Robertson keeps a low-profile. Instead of achieving celebrity status, South Robertson boasts a significant cultural heritage—Jewish synagogues, delicatessens, and bakeries imbue the neighbourhood with rich history and rich flavours.

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On the Map

South Robertson is bordered by Culver City, Mid-Wilshire, Westside, Palms, and Beverly Hills

LAX Airport: 20 minutes by car or 1 hour & 15 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 15 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 20 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 20 minutes by car
The Grove: 10 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Possible

A Residential Atmosphere With Distinctive Jewish Influence

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Tended gardens and simple brick pathways lead to the unfussy thresholds of South Robertson's single-family homes' front doors.

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Quiet and residential inside its neighbourhood streets, the area bustles along main avenues like South Robertson and Pico boulevards.

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South Robertson is the centre of Los Angeles' most active Jewish community.

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Here, businesses are passed down through families.

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Here, family is priority.

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Although many of the neighbourhood's shops and stores reflect the roots of its religious community, South Robertson makes space for businesses from other backgrounds.

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Small shops and niche markets proliferate along its main avenues.

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While South Robertson may not be known for its raucous nightlife or hip cafes, you'll still find plenty of activity along its commercial corridors.

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Weave your way back to its residential side streets and realign yourself with the suburban-feeling quietude that accompanies mowed front lawns and speed bumps.

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Slow your roll.

Kosher Cuisine and Eclectic Culinary Options

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South Robertson's strong Jewish community infuses the neighbourhood with its influential culinary legacy.

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Kosher bakers and butchers pepper the neighbourhood.

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South Robertson's culinary repertoire isn't explicitly kosher.

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Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, and Italian restaurants make their home in South Robertson, too.

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Suburban-Feeling Serenity In South Robertson

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Despite its central location in the core of one of the west coast's wildest metropolises, South Robertson maintains a slow-paced, suburban ambiance.

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Rectangular yards and and manicured walkways set the scene for pastoral neighbourhood strolls.

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Home owners' associations and recreation centres dot South Robertson.

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Every once in a while, a high-rise apartment complex cascades over the neighbourhood.

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For the most part, the high-rises you see in South Robertson soar in the distance.

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Century City calls.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rob Kalmbach

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Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."