Through its heart, Robertson Boulevard has divided the evolving neighborhood, both geographically as well as economically. To the west is the upper crust with its gated communities and winding streets; to the east are blue-collar workers and dilapidated apartment complexes. Pico Boulevard is lined with chabads, temples and Jewish businesses, producing a rich walking community that Robertson hopes to one day share.
We are watching a neighborhood being born in South Robertson. Between the 10 Freeway and Pico Boulevard, and Beverwil Drive and La Cienaga, a cluster of small communities surrounded by much larger neighborhoods such as Culver City and Beverly Hills, have long been isolated by freeway and major thruways. These residential communities collectively are a microcosm of Los Angeles' long overlooked hyper diversity, from Persian to Russian Jews, to Sikhs and Coptic Christians, among Caucasians, Latinos and African Americans.