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. Housing options include 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.

Culver City operates its own Culver City Unified School District with excellent public schools.

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