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Mar Vista

  • Population39,481
  • Median Home Value$1,573,800
  • Median Household Income$62,611

Mar Vista is a residential neighborhood located on the Westside of Los Angeles, California bordered on the northeast by Palms, on the east, southeast, and south by Culver City, on the west by Venice and on the northwest by Santa Monica. Mostly comprised of quiet residential streets and laid-back coffee shops and restaurants, Mar Vista is an unassuming neighborhood with beach-town ideals.

Distinctly family-friendly and coupled with the recent influx of Silicon Beach business and employees, young professionals and families alike, appreciate Mar Vista for its centrality, easy access to the beach and its affordability. Originally a lima bean field, Mar Vista was designed by architect Gregory Ain as 52-home development aimed to infuse postwar housing for the new middle class with modern design elements.In 2003, the Mar Vista Tract became the City of L.A.'s first designated historic district containing solely Modern-style, post-World War II homes. Remarkably, all of the homes are still standing and well-preserved, and the tract serves as a time capsule to the 1940's.

A short drive from the ocean and with easy access to the 405 freeway, Mar Vista is ideally suited for those looking for tree-lined suburban streets with well-cared-for postwar homes. The architecture runs the gamut from historical Spanish homes on Grandview and modern architectural atop Mar Vista Hill, provide residents with spectacular views of the Pacific. The median home value in Mar Vista is $1.5M (Q1/18).

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The Community

Having recently celebrated its 90th anniversary as a Los Angeles community, ties run deep in Mar Vista. It has always had a small-town feel, with a strong sense of community pride. A place where residents know each other by name, and most like they grew up together.

Mar Vista Hill plays host to the North Venice Little League Park and below it, the Ocean View Community Gardens. Residents also utilize the Mar Vista Recreation Center, which boasts an outdoor roller hockey rink, seasonal swimming pool, baseball diamonds, auditorium, picnic areas, playground, outdoor basketball courts (lighted) and gymnasium.

At Mar Vista's Venice and Grand View Commercial District you can find historic buildings built between 1924 and 1960 (including the original Mar Vista Library) in a wide array of architectural styles. These streets are also home to a vibrant Sunday Farmers' Market, laid-back hand-brewed coffee shops and up and coming restaurants. With the exception of Wholefoods at National and Barrington and the Japanese supermarket chain, Mitsuwa on Centinela and Venice, big-box businesses are far and few between.

The Culture

Vintage vibes have long been a tradition in Mar Vista, where sidewalk book exchanges and consignment store are in equal measure to unassuming restaurants and coffee stores. Mar Vista holds a quarterly art-walk to bring together art lovers to support one another and the community.

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The Lifestyle

A slower, sleepier neighbor to nearby Venice and Culver City, the community’s appeal lays with its ability to slow down the pace of the surrounding hustle and bustle; grab a beach cruiser, enjoy the scenic tree-lined street or take a relaxed bike to the beach or nearby parks. Both family-friendly and community-oriented, neighbors frequent the parks and recreation centers that dot the community, and the pace is decidedly unhurried and relentlessly unassuming. If residential serenity is the goal; Mar Vista is an idyllic place to live and play.

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Schools in the area include Mar Vista Elementary School, the Windward School, Venice High School, and Walgrove Avenue Elementary. Mar Vista Elementary is consistently a top rated school in the LAUSD, and Windward School which was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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12234 EVERGLADE Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 $3,795,000

5 Bed \ 4 Bath \ 5,276 SqFt

3140 GRAND VIEW Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066 $3,495,000

4 Bed \ 4 | 1 Bath \ 3,298 SqFt

13141 WARREN Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $3,225,000

5 Bed \ 4 | 1 Bath \ 3,960 SqFt

12119 VICTORIA Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90291 $3,000,000

3 Bed \ 4 Bath \ 2,154 SqFt

12506 WOODBINE Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,899,000

5 Bed \ 4 | 1 Bath \ 3,698 SqFt

12528 WOODGREEN Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,795,000

5 Bed \ 4 Bath \ 3,423 SqFt

12822 STANWOOD Drive Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,765,000

5 Bed \ 3 | 1 Bath \ 3,519 SqFt

13237 WARREN Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,599,000

5 Bed \ 4 Bath \ 3,130 SqFt

3285 MOUNTAIN VIEW Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,595,000

5 Bed \ 5 Bath \ 3,837 SqFt

11911 LAWLER Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,595,000

3 Bed \ 3 Bath \ 3,039 SqFt

3666 MOORE Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,495,000

6 Bed \ 4 | 1 Bath \ 3,200 SqFt

3526 OCEAN VIEW Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,350,000

4 Bed \ 3 Bath \ 2,995 SqFt

3615 COLONIAL Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,299,000

3 Bed \ 3 Bath \ 2,599 SqFt

3671 Tilden Los Angeles, CA 90034 $2,198,000

4 Bed \ 3 | 1 Bath \ N/A SqFt

12416 ALLIN Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,195,000

4 Bed \ 4 Bath \ 3,822 SqFt

12607 WOODBINE Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,149,000

4 Bed \ 3 Bath \ 2,416 SqFt

3611 GRAND VIEW Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,079,000

3 Bed \ 2 Bath \ 2,825 SqFt

11963 VICTORIA Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,065,000

4 Bed \ 2 | 1 Bath \ 2,779 SqFt

3456 REDWOOD Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $2,029,000

3 Bed \ 3 Bath \ 2,220 SqFt

3617 ROSEWOOD Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $1,995,000

5 Bed \ 3 | 1 Bath \ 2,708 SqFt

12717 ADMIRAL Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $1,995,000

4 Bed \ 3 Bath \ 2,268 SqFt

3632 MAPLEWOOD Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $1,945,000

6 Bed \ 5 Bath \ 2,692 SqFt

3624 GREENWOOD Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 $1,945,000

6 Bed \ 5 | 1 Bath \ 2,586 SqFt

13242 Dewey Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 $1,935,000

3 Bed \ 1 | 1 Bath \ 1,152 SqFt
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