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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  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
    B
Playa Vista is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 13,790. 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
13,790

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$857,073
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,411
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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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
    121.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    64.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    784.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,301.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,471
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    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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There is dog crap all over Playa Vista. All over. Like multiple smudges on every block. It’s smudged on the sidewalks and owners don’t pick up after their pets, so the grass has dog poop everywhere as well. It smells like strong urine. It’s a huge issue.
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.