Windsor Village sprang up during the 1920s due to its proximity to the streetcar and is situated south of Windsor Square and to the east of Fremont Place, so it keeps good company. It enjoys being part of a Historical Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) which prohibits developers from tearing down homes and building McMansions, thereby ensuring the neighborhood retains its appeal.
The houses are mostly single-family and multi-family Period Revival homes with nice lawns and front walks, situated either around or within close distance to the recently renovated Harold Henry Park which has shady trees, picnic tables, and a playground for the kids. Many locals also pop into nearby Larchmont Village to enjoy its shops, cafes, restaurants and Sunday Farmer’s Market. Windsor Village is an almost undiscovered gem, right in the heart of Los Angeles.
Nearby you’ll find the Marciano Art Foundation, which is sited in a former Masonic temple that has been stunningly restored and is now used as a contemporary art space. Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance.
The Wilshire United Methodist Church hosts multilingual services every Sunday, serves as a polling place, and puts on plays in its small theater.
Locals can also visit The Ebell of Los Angeles which houses historical collections of art, furnishings, clocks, and more. The Ebell is a philanthropic organization founded by women, for women. The club supports dozens of non-profits and scholarships, in addition to hosting special events, live music, dinners and community forums.