This neighborhood nestled in between Venice and Palms is the most up and coming area on the Westside of Los Angeles. 

Population of 35,492 People
12,259 People Per Square Mile
$62,611 Median Income
2.90 Square Mile Area

the most up and coming area on the Westside of Los Angeles

The LA Times recently featured Mar Vista in their premiere ‘Neighborhood Spotlight’ section, and the neighborhood frequently gets press as one of the best places to live, work, play, and have a family, all at the same time. Home of the famed Venice High School where the movie Grease was filmed, Mar Vista has excellent public elementary schools with high API scores

Interesting Facts Aboout Mar Vista

Mar Vista has quickly become a bustling and hip neighborhood filled with unique shops and local businesses. It has that coveted small town feel while still being in a big city, which makes it great for families. And its close proximity to the beach, great schools, and convenient walkability for residences in the area have made it one of the most sought-after communities to call home.


You might recognize Venice High School as the set for Rydell High in the beloved 1978 film Grease. The school has also been used in other films such as Nightmare on Elm StreetAmerican History X, and several music videos like Britney Spears’ hit “Baby One More Time.” 

Famous Citizens
Some famous faces that have called Mar Vista home include Nathan Pratt and Stacy Peralta, who were part of the Z-Boys of Dogtown and known for their skateboarding during the 1970s.

The Boom of Mar Vista
The boom of Mar Vista was due to the Venice Short Line trolley in the 1920s, which initially shuttled passengers from Downtown LA to Mar Vista’s rapidly developing neighbors Santa Monica and Venice Beach. This launched the first wave of housing tracts. In 1927, the farming community was rebranded as Mar Vista, which is Spanish for “sea view.”

Mar Vista schools

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