Longwood Highlands is a charming Mid Wilshire neighborhood whose motto is "A Neighborhood of Pride." The borders of Longwood Highlands are defined by West Olympic Boulevard to the north, South Rimpau Boulevard to the east, West Pico Boulevard (and maybe South San Vicente Boulevard) to the south, and South La Brea Avenue to the West.
Longwood Highlands is neighbors with Brookside, Country Club Park, Miracle Mile, Redondo-Sycamore, Victoria Park, Vineyard and Wilshire Highlands.
As with the rest of the Mid City area, what’s now Longwood Highlands was for centuries Tongva land until the arrival of the Spaniards. After the area passed from Mexico to the US, it remained primarily farmland until the 1890s, when surrounding areas began to develop. It wasn’t until after the opening of the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Aqueduct (in 1907 and 1913 respectively) that the formerly pastoral region was rapidly developed.
Most of the homes in the neighborhood were built in the 1920s in a variety of styles, often in the mock-Tudor and Spanish Colonial styles. The homes tend to sit back fairly far from the streets on relatively large lots.