West Los Angeles is the 7th most walkable neighborhood in Los Angeles, with a Walk Score of 90. This means locals in many neighborhoods can get to and from their apartments, favorite restaurant, office, park, schools, grocery stores, and favorite hangout spots easily without a car. Biking is a popular mode of transportation in West LA, thanks to the designated bike lanes, bike share programs, and cycling clubs.
NMS Overland is a boutique apartment community located in West Los Angeles, just a short distance from Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, and UCLA. It features junior one- and two-bedrooms with open layouts and well-appointed interiors, designed to make students and busy professionals feel at home. Its location makes it a top choice for locals who love to get around the city on two wheels.
Check out these seven places you can bike to from NMS Overland:
Thai Fresh Cafe is a cozy spot in LA specializing in gourmet Thai food made from fresh, local ingredients. Inside, the tables are covered in white tablecloths, string lights add a warm glow to the dining room, and floor-to-ceiling windows are perfect for people-watching.
While you’re here: Try the Chicken Dumplings and Yellow Chicken Curry
Distance from NMS Overland: .04 miles
If you’re in the mood for a great local beer in a friendly neighborhood, put on your helmet and zip over to Broxton Brewery & Public House. Park your bike outside, grab a seat on the outdoor patio and browse their extensive list of house and specialty beers. They also offer snacks, sandwiches, and salads that pair perfectly with a cold beer. Inside, breathtaking architecture, soaring ceilings, expensive bar seating, and cozy lounge areas create a warm and welcoming vibe.
While you’re here: Order the Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich, (take a picture and post it on the ‘gram) pair it with a Blazing Star Hazy IPA, sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Distance from NMS Overland: 1.6 miles
For college students, families with kids, book lovers, and entrepreneurs who need free wifi, being within biking distance from a good library is a must. The Westwood Branch Library has a colorful children’s section, public computers, and social events like book clubs, storytimes, and teen events. Whether you want to check out books, use the wifi, or need a quiet space to study or work, the Westwood Branch Library is a great free resource for LA residents.
While you’re here: Check out all of the books on your want-to-read list, get a library card, and sign up for a few classes that interest you.
Distance from NMS Overland: 1.1 miles
The West LA farmers market is open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ride your bike here and load up your basket for a backpack with fresh produce, handmade goods, and specialty foods. Purchase food from a locally-owned food truck, find a seat, and listen to live music or take a free yoga class with a certified instructor. This colorful and vibrant farmers market is a great way for La locals to support small businesses and interact with their neighbors.
While you’re here: Shop small, listen to music by local artists, And buy fresh flowers to Add a pop of color to your apartment.
Distance from NMS Overland: 1.2 miles
The Santa Monica Pier is an iconic landmark in West LA and has been the backdrop for many famous television shows and movies. Here, you can enjoy arcade-style games, walk the boardwalk, treat yourself to carnival-inspired treats, and people-watch until the sun goes down. There are amusement park rides, street performers, live music, and seasonal events designed to bring locals together.
While you’re here: Have a margarita at Mariasol Cocina Mexicana, take a selfie while riding the historic merry-go-round, and buy a unique piece of art to hang in your apartment
Distance from NMS Overland: 6.4 miles
Local Grocery Stores
One of the most convenient things about living at NMS Overland is that it's easy to get to many local grocery stores. Instead of braving the traffic just to get a few basics, hop on your bike and ride to a handful of local grocery stores. If you lived at NMS Overland you’d be:
0.5 miles away from Sprouts
2 miles away from Target
1.1 miles away from Ralphs
2.7 miles away from Whole Foods
1.8 miles away from Trader Joes
If you love good coffee in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, you'll love being a quick bike ride away from Peet’s Coffee. This local cafe features handcrafted coffees that you can enjoy inside, bags of coffee to take home, and an efficient coffee pick-up system that makes it easy to swing in, grab your coffee, and be on your way.
While you’re here: Order a cup of coffee just like you like it, find a seat by the window, connect to the wifi and get some work or studying done in a quiet and peaceful space.
Distance from NMS Overland: 0.3 miles
NMS Overland features furnished studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments in the heart of West LA. Not only can residents enjoy spacious open-concept apartments with hardwood floors, high-end kitchens and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, and designer finishes, but they’re also a quick bike ride away from local conveniences and neighborhood attractions. Take a virtual tour today and pick a floor plan that works for you!