Mar Vista

About Mar Vista

Mar Vista, also known as "Views of the Sea", is a neighborhood in Los Angeles with a village sense of community. Middle class residents populate this highly diverse area. Mar Vista is the epitome of old school charm amongst its modernized renovations. Residents take pride in sustaining the original architecture from their homes by increasing their property value opposed to complete reconstruction.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $950,000 to $3,999,000

Closed Prices: $549,000 to $5,400,000

Median Sale Price: $1,805,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1074

Association Fee Ranges: $200 to $450/mo, $0 to $630

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1902 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 642 to 5608 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Around Mar Vista

Adjacent to the 405 and across from the 10 Freeways, maneuvering through Mar Vista is painless. Venice Boulevard runs through the neighborhood allowing immediate access to Venice Beach. Mar Vista is surrounded by Santa Monica, Culver City, and the Palms neighborhoods. Duplexes and single-family homes permeate the streets. Housing on average is quite affordable while the west side region, deemed Mar Vista Hills, can become a bit expensive.

The village sense of community extends to the culinary scene in Mar Vista. Quality delis, vegan eateries, and culturally diverse restaurants make up the majority of small businesses in the neighborhood. Visit locally owned Beethoven Market for an excellent source of fresh produce since 1949. Savor the taste of organic coffee, baked goods, and delectable soups among numerous neighborhood shops.

Mar Vista is a community of residents who have known each other for generations. Surfers, cyclists, and skateboarders cruise through the neighborhood. Generous yard space and tree-lined streets add a homely feel to Mar Vista. The Mar Vista Green Committee was honored twice for its commitment to eco-friendly environments. A number of homes take delight in their Pacific Ocean views. Creatives of all types gravitate to Mar Vista for a more private residence.

Experience a walking tour at the Mar Vista Historical Society for an in-depth history of the community. Register for a pottery class where you can create your own clay dishes. Visit any of the 45-year-old shops that stock theatrical makeup and costumes for your dress up pleasure.

Every Sunday, Mar Vista Farmers Market offers organic food for purchase. A little bit of everything can be found at one of the biggest markets in Los Angeles. The Venice Beach strip sees its busiest crowds and characters on Sundays. Options for local food, shopping, and entertainment are endless on this strip. Incorporate cardio to end your day at Mar Vista's outdoor roller hockey.

Locals Love

  • Sense of Community
  • Organic Food Options
  • Bike Trails

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Scarce Parking
  • Litter

Neighborhood Reviews

1 Review

A quiet but conveniently-located neighborhood

Samantha R
I lived in Mar Vista and loved my time there. While Mar Vista itself isn't the most exciting area, it's within an easy drive of popular areas like Abbot-Kinney, Santa Monica, and more. And it's only a 10 minute drive from the beach, which you really can't beat for the price. Within Mar Vista itself is a variety of cute local businesses like cafes, great brunch spots, and more. There's also a Bowlero which is probably the only night-life nearby, but the quietness makes Mar Vista a great spot for families.
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