Welcome to Playa Vista
Home to global tech giants and stunning beaches, Playa Vista perfectly blends work and play.
Playa Vista is a neighborhood located on the western edge of Los Angeles, California. The area, along with Venice and Santa Monica, is commonly referred to as Silicon Beach due to its popularity as a location for the world’s best technology, media, and entertainment industries. Tech giants like Yahoo, Facebook, and Microsoft all call Playa Vista home.
Playa Vista is a sought-after destination in its own right. Premier shopping, upscale restaurants, lush open spaces, thrilling recreation, lively entertainment, a bustling tech hub, and both established and new residential areas combined together to redefine life in Playa Vista.
Playa Vista was the epicenter of Howard Hughes' aviation business for many years. However, when master-planned Brookfield Residential invested millions into Playa Vista, Silicon Valley’s largest tech and entertainment companies sought to find commercial space in the neighborhood. Now, Playa Vista sees exponential growth every year, with young families, industry professionals, and retirees making roots inside the community’s neighborhoods, which feature a range of housing options such as spacious single-family homes and amenity-rich condominiums.
What to Love
- Strong sense of community
- Bustling commercial district
- The heart of Silicon Valley
- Access to iconic beaches
- Lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation
Life in Playa Vista is all about convenience. The area’s location puts residents close to a number of delightful amenities, including restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. 29 parks are scattered across the neighborhood, and locals have easy access to verdant green spaces, playgrounds, and well-maintained walking paths and trails. The Resort, the community’s central hub of activity, is home to can’t-miss fitness areas and relaxation spots, while the Runway Playa Vista is a stylish retail district with boutiques and popular stores as well as locally-owned eateries. Residents enjoy spending time with each other and are often found socializing at parks, cafes, or the Playa Vista Farmers’ Market, which is open every Saturday.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Runway Playa Vista is the premiere destination for shopping and dining in Playa Vista. At Runway's several dining establishments, guests may enjoy an assortment of regional and international cuisine. A visit to this plaza will take you on a culinary journey where you can bite into delicious hand-patted burgers at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, sit back and enjoy flavorful soft-serve ice cream at N'ice Cream, order authentic Italian fare at Joliet Restaurant & Bar, and sip on margaritas from SOL Mexican Cocina. After a wonderful dining experience, you can stop inside any of the shops located inside Runway, which include mom-and-pop stores like Matte Argyle, specialty stores like Bike Attack, and grocery favorites like Whole Foods Market. The cutting-edge Cinemark Playa Vista and XD is also located at Runway and features the entertainment industry’s most recent films.
Gulp Restaurant & Brew CO, situated on the border of Playa Vista's Concert Park, has a chef-curated meal and a wide selection of beers on tap, which have been hand-picked to highlight creative local brewers.
Ritrovo Playa Vista offers a great atmosphere for family and friends. This restaurant boasts a little piece of Italy in Playa Vista with its laid-back atmosphere and wonderful wine selection.
Things to Do
The Sports Park spans seven acres and features a baseball field, soccer field, tennis courts, a playground, and two basketball courts perfect for spending the day outside with loved ones. The park also features a Shane’s Inspiration Playground that welcomes children of all abilities with its accessible play structures and equipment.
The Playa Vista Branch Library is a great place for families, as the locale offers a wide variety of programs, including storytimes and several clubs.
Concert Park has everything you could want in a community park. Numerous grassy areas and trees blanket the space, which provides shade ideal for picnicking. Highly-anticipated events are held on the park’s grounds, from concerts and moves under the stars to 5K runs and festivals.
Ballona Discovery Park is an excellent location for hands-on science and environmental education. This "museum without walls" aims to educate people about the Ballona Wetlands, a unique ecosystem home to various plants and animals.
The Playa Vista Farmers’ Market attracts hundreds of locals and visitors to its Saturday market, which boasts organic produce and delectable baked goods to live entertainment and everything in between.
Playa Vista falls under the Los Angeles Unified School District. Top educational opportunities in this neighborhood include:
Playa Vista Elementary, Grades K-6
Westside Neighborhood School, Grades PK-8
Animo Westside Charter Middle School, Grades 6-8
Del Rey Parochial Academy, Grades K-12