Palms / Mar Vista
Close your eyes and imagine the original California bungalow from the 1940s and 1950s. Your mind’s eye just pictured a typical Mar Vista street! Set between Venice, Culver City, and Santa Monica, Mar Vista is centrally located and an epitome of old school charm alongside new luxury moderns. The area’s popularity continues to be white-hot as buyers flock here for its ever-growing and vibrant culinary scene, good public school districts and easy access to the heart of the City. Mar Vista residents prefer a mellow pace as evidenced by the many sidewalk book exchanges and beach cruiser bikes. Don’t be surprised to find streets speckled with multi-era architecture. The neighborhood has been experiencing a renaissance resulting in some of the most architecturally significant single-family homes happily co-existing next to a lovingly restored bungalow or original Craftsman. Here, kids still play in the street; neighbors know each other’s names and the local café has your order ready when you walk in. So whether you have to head east to the high rises of Downtown Los Angeles, or Century City, or West, to the newly anointed tech halls of Silicon Beach, Mar Vista is a tranquil and serene haven in the middle of it all.