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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$777,387
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,980
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    120
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    68
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    885
    500
  • Theft
    893
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    383
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,759
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I absolutely love this area. It's very close to the Marina and numerous beachees and has the culture and vibes of LA. Best thing is that Playa doesn't have the famous LA traffic that every talks about. The schools are very diverse and the neighborhoods are relatively safe. Food and activities are endless. Out of all the places I've lived around the country and abroad, Playa Del Rey is my favorite home so far!
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I absolutely love this area. It's very close to the Marina and numerous beachees and has the culture and vibes of LA. Best thing is that Playa doesn't have the famous LA traffic that every talks about. The schools are very diverse and the neighborhoods are relatively safe. Food and activities are endless. Out of all the places I've lived around the country and abroad, Playa Del Rey is my favorite home so far!
I like that it is quiet in Playa del Rey, however I moved from Santa Monica and I am used to being able to walk to nice restaurants and coffee shops and there aren't that many here to walk to. The restaurants are very limited and happen to all be quite noisy with pretty decent food and pricing. My car and my boyfreind's care were broken into and it seems to be a common problem at night people come in and steal from cars which makes me feel unsafe. It is a further commute into Santa Monica College which I also don't like. It is pretty quiet though and if you're looking for a place with more affordable rent that is close to LAX as well as the beach it could be a good fit for you.