Playa Del Rey

Playa Del Rey

Los Angeles, California Homes for Sale

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About Playa Del Rey

Playa Del Rey is a coastal neighborhood in Los Angeles’ South Bay area. The community’s rolling hills are well known, running parallel to the coastline from Playa Del Rey to Palos Verdes. Single-family homes are the most common style of home here but there are a few condominium options throughout the neighborhood. The famous Playa Del Rey Beach is a major attraction, drawing residents and tourists alike with its pristine cleanliness and convenient location near Los Angeles International Airport.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $595,000 to $3,999,000

Closed Prices: $360,750 to $4,960,000

Median Sale Price: $855,500

Average $ per sq ft: $879

Association Fee Ranges: $300 to $483/mo, $0 to $1972

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

Age: 1912 to 2011

Sq. Ft.: 450 to 8012 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Getting Around Playa Del Rey

Around Playa Del Rey

Playa Del Rey is a community that is clustered around its famous beach. Many residents choose to live close to the beach, but it is harder to find parking and traffic is worse the closer one gets to the beach. Where to live depends mostly upon how badly you want to visit the beach; if it’s a very high priority and you don’t mind the traffic, living closer to it is a better choice. If not, you might want to avoid the hassle and live farther out. Most of the condominium options are nestled along Manchester and Gulana Avenues with the rest of Playa Del Rey overwhelmingly single family.

Playa Del Rey has plenty of culinary options for residents, especially along Culver Boulevard near the beach. Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mexican restaurants are concentrated on Perhsing Drive. For old-school, no-fuss Italian, Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant has been serving up area residents since the 1960s. It's not all classic cuisine though: Playa Del Rey has become an increasingly popular location for the city's most innovative chefs.

Playa Del Rey is a very dynamic community. You might see college students running off to class or postgraduate students grabbing coffee as often as you'll see families with strollers. Playa Del Rey also has more established residents who are drawn to the area's proximity to the beach.

There are many things to do on a Friday night in Playa Del Rey. There are several bars along Culver Boulevard for those looking for a fun night out. A few miles away from the beach, there are beautiful places to enjoy nature and take a relaxing walk. If you want to learn how to surf, you will find plenty of experienced surfers willing to teach you the basics if you prefer an active night out.

What you do on a lazy Sunday in Playa Del Rey depends on your interests. There is a comic book store, Comic Inc., nearby if you want to pick up books or simply browse their impressive collection. The Travel Town Museum is the perfect place to visit if you want to learn more about the county and the state. Exposition Park is where to go if you want to take a relaxing walk and enjoy some natural beauty. Handmade Galleries gives you a fantastic taste of the local arts and culture.

Locals Love

  • Proximity to LAX
  • Plenty to do, regardless of the time of day
  • Lovely nearby beach
  • Good surfing
  • Good restaurants
  • Access to public transportation

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Tourists
  • Parking
  • Loud noise from LAX

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