The University of California at Los Angeles occupies 419 acres of the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Its street address is 405 Hilgard Avenue, and its zip code is 90095.
The first UCLA campus, which opened in 1919, was located at Vermont Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Due to a lack of space, the campus was moved to Westwood in 1929. Westwood is a residential and commercial area of the Westside region of Los Angeles. UCLA is west of Beverly Hills and is only 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. UCLA is also located near Holmy Hills, one of the wealthiest residential areas of Los Angeles.