Think freeway traffic and brutal commutes are a fact of life in Los Angeles? Not in Playa Vista. The up-and-coming neighborhood, located southeast of Marina del Rey and southwest of Culver City, breaks the stereotype that nobody walks in L.A. In fact, Playa Vista was designed to make it easy for residents to live, work and play without getting in the car. Once occupied by Howard Hughes’ aircraft plant and several Hollywood soundstages, the area is now home to more than fifty creative and tech companies, including YouTube, Yahoo!, Facebook, Hulu, Google and IMAX. These powerhouses of innovation keep Playa Vista in the news, but the scenic swath of land offers quieter benefits, too—like abundant green space.Playa Vista’s proximity to other Westside neighborhoods provides additional cultural, dining and entertainment opportunities. Venice’s Abbot Kinney, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica and Culver City are all easily accessible by car. For longer trips, LAX is only minutes away. If you're looking for the perfect mix of urban energy with a relaxed, walkable setting that feels like a small town - Playa Vista is just that.