Mar Vista is a neighborhood in L.A.’s Westside area that has a highly diverse population. Its boundaries include the San Diego Freeway, Culver City, Walgrove Avenue, and Santa Monica Boulevard.
This residential and commercial community has two private schools, a public library, and is the home of Venice High School. The Mar Vista Recreation Center offers many extracurricular activities including: a baseball diamond; indoor and outdoor basketball courts; an auditorium; indoor gymnasium; outdoor soccer field with AstroTurf; and outdoor roller hockey rink. This facility also has picnic tables, an outdoor pool, and barbecue pits.
Interesting fact: Mar Vista has one of the county’s highest percentages for divorced people and never-married men. It also has a large group of veterans who served in the Korean War or World War II.
Home prices average between $1million and $2 million. There is a variety of quaint Spanish architecturally designed homes as well as fabulous contemporary houses here. Homeowners love the massive family rooms and living areas designed for entertaining. Gourmet kitchens offer the best in cooking ware with granite countertops and cozy breakfast nooks. The oversized master suites welcome homeowners to a private retreat and the bedrooms have plenty of space and closets. Many homes have attached garages with bonus space for storage or office use.
Schools that serve Mar Vista include Windward School, Mar Vista Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Union Polytechnic High School. The Wiseburn School District gives parents the option of sending their students on inter-district transfers to Wiseburn schools.
This neighborhood is close to the Santa Monica Airport, the Pacific and Venice oceans, Rancho Park, and Marina Del Rey. Mar Vista is a part of the Westside region which is a community that encompasses 110.28 square miles and includes Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Culver City.
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