Culver City

Welcome to Culver City

Trendy contemporary city at the heart of the movie business

Culver City on the Westside of Los Angeles County combines contemporary cool with a rich heritage of moviemaking culture. The current Sony Pictures Studios occupies the MGM lot, a film industry landmark since 1924. Culver City is often called the Heart of Screenland and countless iconic movies have been filmed in the city, from Gone with the Wind to Grease. The 21st century has seen Culver City transform into a trendy pedestrian-friendly community of art galleries, hip nightlife, and exceptional restaurants. Culver City real estate includes remodeled mid-century bungalows, condominiums, and striking contemporary townhouses and single-family homes.

Culver City offers an eclectic array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Westfield Culver City is a large shopping mall with over one million square feet of retail anchored by Best Buy, JCPenney, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, and Target. Westfield’s other businesses include a wide variety of fashion brands, specialty stores, and restaurants. Helms Bakery is a Culver City icon, which provided the official bread of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Helms went out of business in 1969, but its large bakery lives on as the Helms Bakery District, a chic collection of stylish home design stores, specialty retailers, and European-style eateries. Jackson Market and Deli is another long-time Culver City landmark. Established in 1925, Jackson sells fresh produce, fine French bread, and tasty salads, wraps, and sandwiches made with mouthwatering Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses. Platform provides an award-winning and forward-thinking shopping experience. Here, chic boutiques sell unique fashion and home décor items in a space decorated with a 30-foot art mural and soundtracked by playlists from top musical acts.

Sony Pictures Studios is Culver City’s premier tourist attraction. Studio tours allow visitors to see props and sets from famous movies and television shows. A more unusual attraction is the Museum of Jurassic Technology, a whimsical collection of curiosities and exhibits with much to explore and discover. There are more than 40 art galleries in Culver City spanning all manner of styles and aesthetics. The city also offers an abundance of parks and outdoor recreation space including the Culver Boulevard Median and Ballona Creek bicycle paths.

Is Culver City a nice area?

Culver City is an excellent area to live in. Niche ranks Culver City as exceptional in the areas of dining, schools, family life, and diversity. For families, the neighborhood is known for its excellent schools and sports facilities. Culver also offers some of Los Angeles' finest dining experiences.

Why is Culver City famous?

Culver City became known as film production hub in the 1920s. For decades Culver City was the home of MetroGoldwyn-Mayer Studios. From 1932 until 1984, it served as the headquarters of Hughes Aviation Company.


life, and diversity. For families, the neighborhood is known for its excellent schools and sports facilities. Culver also offers some of Los Angeles' finest dining experiences.

Culver City Schools

Culver City operates its own Culver City Unified School District with excellent public schools. Top-ranked Culver City schools include High Tech Los Angeles, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Downtown Magnets High School, Larchmont Charter School, and Culver City High School.


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