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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Mar Vista is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 39,187. Mar Vista is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mar Vista offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mar Vista there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Mar Vista and residents tend to be liberal.
About Mar Vista...
Population
39,187

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$905,744
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,694
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    532.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    602
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,708
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Ive lived here in Mar Vista all my life and I can honestly say its a really nice part of LA. If you have a family this is a good area for you. There are plenty of other families around with children, many school in the area to choose from, and a few parks not too far away. Also if you have a child who loves baseball there is a little league field they can practice their throw!
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I love Mar Vista! Close to the beach, shops, schools, parks. Mar Vista is very community oriented and eco-friendly. Much hasn't changed over the years. Except for minor renovations. Lovely quiet neighborhood.
Other than the rapid gentrification of the Mar Vista area, it isn't so bad. You are in close proximity to everything: the airport, Santa Monica, Venice, grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. The neighborhoods are mostly quiet. Not a lot of crime.