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  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
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Playa del Rey is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 13,596. Playa del Rey is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Playa del Rey offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Playa del Rey there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Playa del Rey and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Playa del Rey...
Population
13,596

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$853,894
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,746
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    120
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    885.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    892.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    382.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,479
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Playa del Rey Reviews

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The best thing about this city is the vibe of the people. Unfortunately, there are a few bad apples (and I mean really bad), but it's like that in every city. On the good side, majority of everyone are extremely friendly, making you really feel like you're connected to the community. People look out for you and make it feel like home. Right near the beach (I don't like the beach, but most LA people do). Close to so many parks (and even near 3 dog parks, which is more important for me). Generally safe in 90% of this city. Close to scenic trails, grocery markets, movie theaters, schools, the airport! The worst part is Lincoln Avenue during rush hours. Would not live here when I have a family but perfect for temporary renting.
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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 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!