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A charming beach town whose only downside is its location next to LAX.
Studio / 1 BR
53% Complete
2 Bedrooms
81% Complete
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 5 Schools
  • 29 Shops
  • 31 Fitness options
  • 30 Restaurants
  • 3 Grocery stores/markets
  • 1 Banks
  • 10 Nightlife options




Playa del Rey has an average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Playa del Rey LIKE?

Playa del Rey is a small beach neighborhood just south of the marina. It's mostly residential but does have some dining and shopping along its main road, including some great dive bars and restaurants. Housing-wise, you'll find a mix of beach pads on the sand, large apartment complexes, and large single-family homes.

A word of warning: residents have to contend with noise from the nearby international airport.

Playa del Rey is bordered on the north by Marina del Rey, on the east by Playa Vista and Westchester, on the south by El Segundo, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.


Burbank: 28.1 miles / 45-80 minutes by car / 180 minutes by transit
Century City: 8.6 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 19.4 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 6.8 miles / 20-50 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit

Playa del Rey Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Playa del Rey LOCAL schools

Paseo Del Rey Natural Science Magnet
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.28 mi
Del Rey Parochial Academy
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.30 mi
St. Bernard High School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.39 mi
The Incubator School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.49 mi
Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.63 mi


Local Flavor   Playa del Rey Local Flavor

Mo's Place
Mo's Place 203 CULVER BLVD., PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90293 MAP

A local dive bar with karaoke nights and live country bands on the weekends. Inspired the bar (and bartender) on the TV show The Simpsons.

Ballona Wetlands
Ballona Wetlands PO BOX 5159, PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90296 MAP

A protected wetlands area home to several species of birds offering guided and self-guided tours.

Playa Provisions
Playa Provisions 119 CULVER BLVD. PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90293 MAP

This restaurant is really four restaurants in one, with distinct areas that are open at different times of day. You could eat all three daily meals here and then have a nightcap at the small, speakeasy-like room in the back.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @playa_del_rey_ca, @brijeeeet, @jpsan, @gus_azusenis, @evez_velasquan, @caitlangs, @armandocolunga, @leo.lax, @myfavoritepetsitter, @maxboykoff, @joylb33, @bedduzza, @mrcauseffect, @verojakusova, @don_julio025, @mondei, @bitbyafox for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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