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    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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-
Playa Vista is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 13,144. Playa Vista is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Playa Vista offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Playa Vista there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Playa Vista and residents tend to be liberal.
About Playa Vista...
Population
13,144

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$731,584
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,230
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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
    121
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    65
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    784
    500
  • Theft
    1,302
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,436
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Playa Vista is an ideal neighborhood for students to share a 2 or 3 room apartment with friends. One of the biggest pros would be gym and pool access being offered in all Playa apartment buildings. The convenience doesn't even end there. The "Runway Playa Vista" is a center filled with restaurants, a Whole Foods, a movie theater, and a weekend out-door market. Another plus of Playa is that it's relatively quiet compared to Santa Monica and Downtown LA, but at the same time is close by to everything. PV is approximately 10 minutes away from the airport, 10 minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from Santa Monica, and 30 minutes from Downtown. In addition to that, Playa Vista is home to a large amount of tech and entertainment companies like Youtube, Fox, and Google. For a student, it's a good area to build relationships and seek mentorship.
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Playa Vista is a beautiful neighborhood of West LA. It is close to the beach and there are good restaurants and plenty of things to do. Unfortunately, it is extremely expensive to live here and the traffic is absolutely horrendous. It is a great place for families.
Playa Vista is a wonderful place for new families, young professionals, retirees, and students. It's convenient, close to the freeways yet quiet, close to beaches, and has everything you need within a couple of blocks including a movie theater, grocery stores, nail salon, restaurants, and more.