Mar Vista

It is an ideal destination for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life along with a laid-back, tranquil atmosphere.

Welcome to Mar Vista

Picture gorgeous ocean views, privacy, and friendly community
An oasis of sun-soaked California living, Mar Vista offers expansive access to West Los Angeles and beyond while insulating its residents from the commotion of downtown life. Peaceful and hip, the privacy of Mar Vista appeals to students, families, and young couples alike. It is an ideal destination for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life along with a laid-back, tranquil atmosphere.

Mar Vista blossomed into the sunny neighborhood it is today throughout the 1900s, growing out of bustling rail lines and booming Los Angeles development. Now, its central location is perfect for commuters and private living. Rising along the rail line between Venice Beach and downtown Los Angeles, Mar Vista became the neighborhood it is today through stunning scenery, a commitment to community, and gorgeous home architecture. Lovely Mid-Century homes intermingle with sleek, attractive modern architecture to create a blend of down-to-earth friendliness and chic character.

What to Love

  • Ample green space in the form of top-of-the-line community parks
  • Fresh produce and community engagement from Los Angeles’ best farmer’s markets
  • Excellent educational opportunities to best prepare for your child’s future

Local Lifestyle

Friendly and welcoming while maintaining privacy, Mar Vista offers residents a connection to a like-minded community, burgeoning trendy restaurants, and stylish coffee shops, all blanketed by the cheerful ambiance.

Thanks to its location near college neighborhoods, it also boasts a wealth of hip eateries and contemporary wellness opportunities for its residents. Additionally, its proximity to the tech-smart Silicon Beach has given way to many polished residential developments, exclusive shops, and community-oriented opportunities. Residents range from couples escaping bustling downtowns to families looking for a peaceful, family-friendly atmosphere. Its young, hip population enjoys a mix of urban-suburban feel, making it the ideal place for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle without losing the amenities of a city.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Mar Vista residents are never at a loss for chic lattes, captivating eateries, and specialty dessert locations. Teeming with unique opportunities that represent the one-of-a-kind, millennial-friendly atmosphere of Mar Vista, there is always something new to try with your spouse, friends, or family.

Community and wellness-oriented Mavro Cafe offers Instagram-worthy Matcha lattes, plus fresh-baked breakfast and other food items from their kitchen services. As if that were not enough, Alana’s Coffee Roasters brings together a personal touch and internationally-sourced coffee, focusing on community and inclusivity throughout their business.

After a morning full of some of the best coffee and cafes around, a table at Atmosphere Mar Vista is always a good idea. Encapsulating the neighborhood’s modern, hip flair with unbeatable flavors, the restaurant is ideal for a family dinner, romantic get-together, or business lunch.

Things to Do

In addition to Mar Vista’s charming boutiques and diverse shopping opportunities, its residents always look forward to its farmer’s market, the Mar Vista’s Farmers Market. Colorful produce, delicious baked goods, and artisan crafts adorn the streets of Mar Vista at what is generally considered to be Los Angeles’ finest farmer’s market.

Mar Vista’s long-held seat in Los Angeles history means its residents love strolling picturesque streets for some vintage shopping, such as the colorful and iconic Vintage on Venice. Of course, nothing beats the verdant green and elegant history of the Mar Vista Tract, the city’s first designated historic district. Defined by elegant lawns that stretch in front of exclusively post-World War II and Modernist homes, the Tract beautifies the whole neighborhood.


Mar Vista is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, a California Distinguished School and top-rated public school. Other great education opportunities, private and public, include:
  • Windward School; an accredited independent college-preparatory high school serving grades 7-12. It boasts a 9.5-acre campus, a commitment to students, and first-rate dynamic learning
  • Culver City High School; named a top-tier high school by U.S. News.
  • Mar Vista High School; a top-tier school, home to an award-winning marine science academy.
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