Mar Vista

Mar Vista is a neighborhood in the Westside region of Los Angeles, California. It is located between Venice and Culver City and is known for its diverse population and variety of housing options. Some notable landmarks in Mar Vista include the Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail, the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, and the Mar Vista Art Walk. The neighborhood is home to several parks and playgrounds, as well as a number of schools, both public and private. The area also has a variety of shops, restaurants, and other businesses, making it a popular destination for both residents and visitors. Some great reasons to live in Mar Vista:

  • Proximity to amenities: Mar Vista is located in the Westside region of Los Angeles, which means that residents have easy access to a wide range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, parks, and other recreational opportunities. Additionally, it is near the beach communities of Venice and Santa Monica, which offer even more options for entertainment and leisure.
  • Diverse housing options: Mar Vista offers a variety of housing options, from single-family homes to apartments, to suit a range of budgets and lifestyles. This means that whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a growing family, or a retiree, you'll be able to find a home that meets your needs.
  • Strong sense of community: Many residents of Mar Vista appreciate the neighborhood's strong sense of community. There are many local events and activities that bring residents together, such as the Mar Vista Farmers' Market and the Mar Vista Art Walk. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to several schools, which helps to foster a sense of community among families.
  • Good transportation options: Mar Vista is well-connected in terms of transportation. It is served by several major bus routes and is also close to the Expo Line, which makes it easy to get around the city. Additionally, the neighborhood is bike-friendly, with several bike lanes and the Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail passing through the area.

Mar Vista offers a wide range of activities and things to do for residents and visitors alike. Some popular options include:

  • Outdoor activities: Mar Vista is home to several parks and playgrounds, such as Mar Vista Park, Penmar Park, and Westminster Park, which offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas. Additionally, the Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail passes through the neighborhood, providing a scenic route for cycling and walking.
  • Shopping and dining: Mar Vista is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, ranging from casual eateries to more upscale dining options. Some popular options include the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, which takes place on Sundays and features local produce and food vendors, as well as the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, which offers a wide range of locally-sourced products.
  • Arts and culture: Mar Vista is home to several art galleries and performance spaces, including the Mar Vista Art Walk, a monthly event that features local artists and musicians. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to the Mar Vista Theater, which screens independent films and hosts live performances.
  • Community events: Mar Vista hosts a variety of community events throughout the year, such as the Mar Vista Art Walk, the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, and the Mar Vista Street Fair, which feature live music, food, and local vendors.
  • Nearby attractions: Mar Vista is a short drive away from some of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles such as Venice Beach, Santa Monica Beach, and the famous Venice Canals. The nearby beaches are popular for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports, while the Venice Canals offer a peaceful and scenic walk.

All these options make Mar Vista a great place to visit, whether you're looking for outdoor activities, shopping, dining, arts and culture, or community events. Additionally, the proximity to the beach communities of Venice and Santa Monica offers even more options for entertainment and leisure.

 

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Overview for Mar Vista, CA

35,177 people live in Mar Vista, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $64,863. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,177

Total Population

42 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$64,863

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Mar Vista, CA

Mar Vista has 15,611 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mar Vista do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,177 people call Mar Vista home. The population density is 14,683.689 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,177

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42

Median Age

49.14 / 50.86%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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15,611

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$64,863

Average individual Income

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Schools in Mar Vista, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mar Vista. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Beethoven Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Walgrove Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Grand View Boulevard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
James J. McBride Special Education Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available

Around Mar Vista, CA

There's plenty to do around Mar Vista, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

73
Very Walkable
Walking Score
61
Bikeable
Bike Score
44
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Lupita’s Tacos, Bon Melange Catering, and Nina Bakes LA.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 1.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.53 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.08 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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