Playa del Rey

Playa del Rey, Los Angeles Real Estate

Coastal neighborhood with a classic beach town vibe

Playa del Rey, Los Angeles is a coastal neighborhood on the Westside with a classic California beach town vibe. Residents described Playa del Rey as the last true small beach community left in Los Angeles while outlining their opposition to a proposed high-rise condominium development in 2018. The development was scrapped and all construction in this charmingly old-fashioned community is capped at three stories. Playa del Rey’s proximity to the thriving Silicon Beach tech hubs of Playa Vista, Manhattan Beach, and Venice Beach has led to a booming real estate market in recent years. Housing styles are a mix of traditional Southwestern-style single-family homes, townhouses, and low-rise condominium buildings.

Restaurants in Playa Del Rey

Culver Boulevard, a popular Playa del Rey roadway, runs through Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve to Toes Beach, so named for the “hang ten” maneuver performed by surfers back when Playa del Rey first emerged as a surfing hotspot. This curving street is lined with many hip modern bars and restaurants. The Tripel is a cozy gastropub with rotating craft beers, delicious burgers, and other elevated bar eats. Grain Whiskey Bar is a sophisticated spot with over 200 varieties of whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. Other good choices for drinks include laidback wine bar Bacari PDR and beachy dive bar Prince O’Whales. Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant is a cornerstone of the Playa del Rey dining scene, serving exceptional housemade pasta and ravioli dishes. Excellent casual options include incredible pho at ASAP Phorage, pizza slices at The Good Pizza, açai bowls at The Mad Carrot, Mexican specialties at Senor G, and delicious sandwiches at Del Rey Deli Co. You're bound to meet interesting locals from Silicon Beach and other hubs.

Things to Do in Playa Del Rey

Dockweiler Beach stretches along 3.5 miles of Playa del Rey’s coastline, encompassing Playa del Rey Beach and Toes Beach at its northern end. Amenities along the beachfront include a paved biking path, basketball and volleyball courts, and a grassy park with a children’s play area. The 600-acre Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve extends over several distinctive habitat areas, from sand dunes and tidal salt marshes to riparian zones and freshwater wetlands. Ballona is home to many species of birds and its facilities include a discovery center with exhibits exploring its unique ecology.

Schools in Playa Del Rey

Playa del Rey, CA is zoned to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Top-rated schools serving Playa del Rey include:

  • Larchmont Charter School
  • WISH Community School
  • Renaissance Arts Academy
  • KIPP Iluminar Academy
  • King/Drew Medical Magnet School
  • Playa Del Rey Elementary School

How many homes are available for sale in Playa del Rey Los Angeles CA?

You'll find 20 properties available in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, CA. Prices vary between $489 and $5136,000. We have a wide choice of properties from single-family houses and townhouse rentals to townhome condos and business properties in Playa de la Rey, Los Angeles, CA.

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