Del Rey is fairly nondescript as far a neighborhoods go. This small, diverse community is predominantly residential. The wide streets are lined with modest single story homes and beyond some shopping plazas there isn't much to do. But it's near neighborhoods with lots to do since it's adjacent to a couple cool areas. And its location near two major highways makes it simple to get elsewhere in the city.
Burbank: 24.2 miles / 40-70 minutes by car / 100-120 minutes by transit
Century City: 6.1 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 55-65 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 15.5 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 80-100 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 4.9 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit