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Tech companies and new apartment complexes are found in abundance in Playa Vista.
Studio / 1 BR
34% Complete
2 Bedrooms
50% Complete
3 Bedrooms
69% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 48 Shops
  • 45 Fitness options
  • 27 Restaurants
  • 3 Grocery stores/markets
  • 6 Banks
  • 6 Nightlife options




Playa Vista has an average violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for Los Angeles.


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In the 1940s Playa Vista was home to Hughes Aircraft Company, owned by the billionaire aviator Howard Hughes. The Spruce Goose, the world's largest airplane measured by wingspan, was built here. Today it's becoming the new tech hub for Los Angeles, with massive offices for Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, Entertainment Arts, YouTube, The Honest Company, and a number of startups.

This population of technology companies has made it the southern anchor to the strip of neighborhoods including Venice and Santa Monica that make up LA's "Silicon Beach." To support the job growth a number of residential condos and apartment complexes have been built so you can walk or bike to the office. Along with the build-up of housing are new shops, restaurants, a massive cinema, and grocery stores. 

Jefferson Boulevard is the main road through Playa Vista and most of this new development runs alongside it. To the northwest you'll find the older part of the neighborhood which has wide residential streets with modest single-family homes.

Playa Vista is bordered on the north by Del Rey, on the east by Culver City, on the south by Westchester, and on the west by Playa del Rey.


Burbank: 27 miles / 40-75 minutes by car / 130 minutes by transit
Century City: 9.3 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 70-75 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 16.1 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 90-100 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 5.1 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit

Playa Vista Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Playa Vista LOCAL schools

Playa Vista Elementary
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.32 mi
Westside Neighborhood School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.41 mi
6-8 & ungraded GRADES
Animo Westside Charter Middle School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.55 mi
Del Rey Parochial Academy
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.90 mi
Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.90 mi


Photo Credits: Thanks to @playavistaca, @teamoneusa, @monal810, @mypaninicafe, @rollnlobster for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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