Playa Del Rey
Surf, sand, and sun! Playa del Rey (“the King’s Beach” in Spanish) has all the makings of the perfect California beach town. In fact, many consider it the last true small beach community in Los Angeles.
Located just below Santa Monica and the estuary for the Los Angeles River, Playa del Rey is a Pacific Coast enclave nestled along Marina Del Rey on the north, Playa Vista to the east, and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the south.
Playa del Rey has seen bustling activity and growth in recent years, but residents still enjoy a friendly, tight-knit community that recalls the nostalgia of small-town living. Potential homeowners will delight in the old-school charm of the neighborhood’s cozy bungalows and historic houses, as well as contemporary condos, modern beach homes, charming duplexes and triplexes as well as hillside homes with some of the most outstanding ocean and city views you’ll find anywhere. With buildings capped at three stories tall, you’ll certainly get the sense you’ve stumbled upon a small, yet vibrant village at the edge of an untouched beach — all with the convenience of proximity to Los Angeles proper.
The community relishes being in walking distance to an eclectic variety of restaurants and shops, located primarily along Culver Boulevard. You’ll find cutting-edge businesses like Bacari PDR Wine Bar and Playa Provisions (from Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson), as well as charming neighborhood haunts like The Shack, a beloved hamburger joint. Home to towering bluffs and scenic sands, Playa del Rey is bursting with natural beauty. Ballona Creek is a fascinating mix of urban and nature, great for a stroll or an afternoon ride along its bike path. At sunset, the dunes are the perfect place to sit and watch the Pacific Ocean change colors.