FAQs

1. What is Playa Vista?

Playa Vista is a connected urban community on the Westside of Los Angeles between Marina del Rey and the Westchester Bluffs. Located on property once occupied by Howard Hughes’ aircraft plant, runway and hangars, the land today is a walkable mix of new homes, creative offices, retail, year-round events and an extensive network of parks and open spaces. Playa Vista’s current and final development area adds 2,600 for-sale and apartment homes, 200 independent/assisted-living homes, more office space, a second resident club and new parks and open space. Construction is nearing completion on Runway at Playa Vista, the community’s mixed-use commercial and social center that includes an approximately 200,000-square-foot shopping center, apartments and office space. With 70 percent of the original community design designated as parks and open space, and with smart sustainable development throughout the community, Playa Vista is known as one of the most innovative and connected urban infill communities in the United States.

Begin your Playa Vista experience at our Welcome Center, located at 12700 W. Millennium Drive, or call 888.506.9941. It’s the perfect place to get a sense of everything the community offers, from urban parks and resort-inspired amenities to cafes, shopping and year-round events. And you’ll learn about our current new home opportunities that are creating quite the buzz on the Westside before touring the models to see for yourself. We’ve got lots of good info and we’ll be expecting you.

The community is being developed by Brookfield Residential.

2. Where is Playa Vista located?

Playa Vista is part of the vibrant Westside of Los Angeles, located between Marina del Rey and the Westchester Bluffs. Dubbed “the Lower Westside,” the community is 1.5 miles to the beach or the 405 and only minutes from LAX airport. A short drive to Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Venice or Santa Monica, and you’re right where you want to be. Check out our interactive map for more information.

3. Is Playa Vista its own city?

While it might feel like it is, Playa Vista is actually part of the City of Los Angeles. We do have our own zip code though – this is the 90094.

4. What are the community recreational amenities?

Currently, there are 27 neighborhood parks and The CenterPointe Club, a 26,000 sq. ft. recreation and activity center, which includes 2 pools, a spa, fitness center, business center, meeting room and indoor and outdoor event spaces. There are also acres of preserved passive and active open space. The Resort, the newest resident activity club, features resort-style amenities including a new two-level, state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor/outdoor spaces and a cool pool deck with an outdoor fireplace, cabanas, junior Olympic pool, adult pool and spa and kids’ pool and spa. Plus, the catering kitchen and chef-inspired demonstration kitchen are the perfect backdrop for many gourmet parties and events. Get more info here.

5. Do all residents have access to both The CenterPointe Club and The Resort?

Yes, residents (homeowners and renters) of Playa Vista have access to both The CenterPointe Club and The Resort. While homeowners have a specific card, apartment residents check out a card from their front desk. Each apartment building has the number of cards equal to one-third of the number of apartments in the building.

To obtain access, please contact the Playa Vista Parks and Land Corporation (PVPAL) at 310.437.6070.

6. What is PlayaLink and how is it accessed?

PlayaLink is the resident-only website dedicated to keeping Playa Vista informed, connected and up to date. Residents can register and log in from here.

7. How many homes are being built in the new and final development area of Playa Vista?

The current and final development area in Playa Vista is planned to have 2,600 for-sale and apartment homes and 200 independent/assisted-living homes. Today, there are already over 3,400 for-sale and rental homes in Playa Vista.

8. How can I get on a priority list to purchase a home in the new neighborhoods coming to Playa Vista?

Many of our new neighborhoods have active priority lists which are an important next step towards being able to purchase. The links below are specific to each neighborhood, as each builder has a different process to take the next step. To stay up to date on priority lists for other new neighborhoods, be sure to join our general Interest List.

NOW SELLING

Mason by Brookfield Residential»

Cleo by Brookfield Residential»

Everly by Brookfield Residential»

Marlowe by Brookfield Residential»

Fountainview at Gonda Westside by Los Angeles Jewish Home»

9. Do builders cooperate with brokers or offer broker co-op?

Yes, all builders at Playa Vista cooperate with brokers, however the process and program varies from builder to builder. Please contact the individual sales offices for specific details.

10. What are the sales office hours and where can I tour the model homes?

For Mason, CleoEverly and Marlowe by Brookfield Residential, the hours are weekdays 12pm – 8pm, Wednesday 2pm – 8pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm. Click below for details on each new neighborhood.

NOW SELLING:

MASON
by BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL
Approx. 1,816 – 2,658 Sq. Ft.
From the Mid $1,000,000s
MODELS OPEN | NOW SELLING
888.692.2985

CLEO
by BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL
Approx. 2,052 – 2,674 Sq. Ft.
From the High $1,000,000s
MODELS OPEN | NOW SELLING
888.276.8194

EVERLY
by BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL
Approx. 2,318 – 2,449 Sq. Ft.
From the High $1,000,000s
MODELS OPEN | NOW SELLING
888.211.9069

MARLOWE
by BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL
Approx. 3,123 – 3,341 Sq. Ft.
From the Mid $2,000,000s
MODELS OPEN | NOW SELLING
888.212.5343

FOUNTAINVIEW AT GONDA WESTSIDE
by LOS ANGELES JEWISH HOME
Approx. 840 – 2,300 Sq. Ft.
From the High $500,000s
NOW SELLING
424.216.7788

Join the Interest List to receive updates on the details.

11. What are the monthly fees and taxes associated with owning a new home in Playa Vista?

Every neighborhood will have its own Homeowners Association (HOA) and monthly dues will vary. All residents will also be part of the Playa Vista Community Association (PVPAL) and monthly dues are $230.

Each neighborhood’s Owners Association or Condominium Owners Association, supported by all residents, maintains the common facilities in each neighborhood. Membership in the Associations is required by all residents. PVPAL is supported by all residents in order to maintain the aesthetic integrity of Playa Vista, maintain certain common areas and administer other standards for the use and enjoyment of Playa Vista residents.

The general LA County property tax rate is between 1.2-1.3%.

12. Will any additional CPU or Controlled Price Unit homes be built in Playa Vista and what is a CPU?

Playa Vista strives to provide a breadth and depth of housing to meet a variety of lifestyles and budgets. There will be 125 CPUs coming to Playa Vista at Hayden by KB Home. A CPU is a Controlled Price Unit home offering priority to purchase to community-serving employees such as teachers, firefighters, police officers, healthcare and other public service employees, etc. who are also first-time buyers, work within five miles of Playa Vista and meet certain income guidelines. More information is available in Hayden’s FAQs. There is also a 15-year resale restriction on the homes.

If you are interested in a CPU, please attend an information session to meet the builder, learn more about the neighborhood and understand the criteria for buying priority. The sessions will be held at The Resort at 12852 Runway Road, Playa Vista, CA 90094.

Hayden’s Interest List will be open February 15th at 12 noon through February 28th on the neighborhood page. Though you have a two-week window to join the Interest List, it’s recommended that you join the list as soon as you can. Priority to purchase is based on when you join the list cross-referenced with the criteria that you meet.

13. What is Runway at Playa Vista?

Right in the heart of Playa Vista you’ll find Runway, the Westside’s newest lifestyle destination. The buzzworthy lineup of iconic stores and trendy boutiques has all of the shopping and dining you could ever want, including SOL Cocina, Whole Foods, Cinemark, Varnish Lab, Cedars-Sinai and more. Be sure to check back often for updates. PlayaVista.com /Facebook.com/PlayaVistaCA

14. Does Playa Vista have a school located within the community?

Yes, Playa Vista Elementary School is a public K-5 demonstration school located in Playa Vista. Through a partnership with Loyola Marymount University, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the local community, the school is quickly becoming a breeding ground for effective teaching strategies, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For enrollment or other information, please call the PVES Administrative Offices at 424.228.1800. The new LAUSD-LMU Middle School Pathway (grades 6 – 8) on the campus of Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets has been approved for the 2017-18 school year. This pathway will provide a continuation of the STEM instructional program from PVES. Enrollment preference is given to students currently enrolled at PVES.

15. What schools will Playa Vista students attend; and within what school district?

Playa Vista is located within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). School assignments are subject to change and prospective and current residents are encouraged to refer questions to LAUSD for updated information at www.lausd.net. The community developer does not control or set school assignments. The Westside is also home to many private schools.

Current public schools serving children living in Playa Vista include:

Playa Vista Elementary School K-5
13150 W Bluff Creek Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094
424.228.1800

Playa del Rey Elementary School K-5
12221 Juniette Street
Culver City, CA 90230
310.827.3560

Marina del Rey Middle School 6–8
12500 Braddock Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310.578.2700

Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet 6–8
6550 W. 80th Street
Westchester, CA 90045
310.258.6600

Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets 9–12
7400 W. Manchester Avenue
Westchester, CA 90045
310.338.2400

Venice High School 9–12
13000 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310.577.4200

Higher education choices in the immediate area include Loyola Marymount University and Otis College of Art and Design.

16. Are there plans to build a middle and/or high school in Playa Vista?

The new LAUSD-LMU Middle School Pathway (grades 6 – 8) on the campus of Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets has been approved for the 2017 – 18 school year. This pathway will provide a continuation of the STEM instructional program from PVES. Enrollment preference is given to students currently enrolled at PVES.

17. How much of Playa Vista is protected open space, and what does it do?

Over 70% of the original community design is set aside as open space. Part of our commitment to restoration and preservation involved designing and building an award-winning 51-acre Freshwater Wetlands system consisting of a 25-acre Riparian Corridor and a 26-acre Freshwater Marsh. Today, the 10,300-foot Corridor includes some 3,000 native plants per acre. The revitalized Marsh includes open water, marsh, willow scrub woodland and mixed riparian habitats for over 180 species of birds, and thousands of native trees, shrubs and grasses.

Before Playa Vista, some species had not been in the Ballona region for decades. The Wetlands system also improves water quality by cleansing storm water runoff before it enters the Santa Monica Bay. Approximately 60 acres of the Westchester Bluffs have also been restored as natural habitat for native coastal sage, which adds to the stability and native integrity of the land.

18. Are there community events and how does the community stay connected?

Playa Vista is always brimming with fun community events like Concerts and Movies in the Park and a weekly Farmers’ Market at Runway Playa Vista, as well as other outdoor activities and opportunities to explore. The best way to stay connected is to “LIKE” our Facebook page, join the Interest List to get e-newsletters, email updates and invitations to upcoming special events and check out the events page on our website.

19. Will any additional CPU or Controlled Price Unit homes be built in Playa Vista and what is a CPU?

Playa Vista strives to provide a breadth and depth of housing to meet a variety of lifestyles and budgets. There will be 131 more CPUs coming to Playa Vista. A CPU is a Controlled Price Unit home set aside for community-serving employees such as teachers, firefighters, police officers, healthcare and government workers, etc. who are also first time buyers, work within 5 miles of Playa Vista and meet a certain income restriction (more info will be available closer to sale). The price of the CPU homes was initially set using a 1993 base price with an incremental increase based on the CPI each month. Pricing will be determined when these homes go to sale in the future. There is also a 15 year resale restriction on the homes as well. If you are interested in a CPU, please join the general Interest List and you will be advised when a CPU List starts in the future.

20. What are the rental options in Playa Vista?

Montecito, Malibu and Sausalito at Villas at Playa Vista by Irvine Company and Runway North & South by Lincoln Property Company, Phoenix Property Company and Paragon Commercial Company are leasing and open for tours. Take a look at our Live Here page for more information on each apartment community. There are also affordable apartment options at Fountain Park Apartments, The Ventana Apartments and Crescent Park Apartments. Please contact each building individually for more information and to get on their lists.

21. What is The Campus at Playa Vista?

The Campus at Playa Vista, located on the eastern side of Playa Vista, is three million sq. ft. of creative office space, including historical buildings which were once home to Howard Hughes aeronautical empire. From titans like Google, Yahoo, YouTube Space LA and IMAX to creative powerhouses like 72andSunny and USC’s Institute of Creative Technologies, Playa Vista has become the Westside address of choice, a.k.a. Silicon Beach. The adjacent Central Park adds breathing room to this vibrant creative office destination with berm gardens, water features, walking paths, soccer, sand volleyball and a basketball court, a kids’ playground and iconic bandshell for outdoor concerts, movies and other events.

22. What companies are located in The Campus?

View them here »

23. Does Playa Vista offer a Community Shuttle?

Yes, Playa Vista has a free Daily Shuttle, operating in conjunction with The County and the Beach Shuttle, which starts Memorial Day and goes through the Abbot Kinney festival in September each year. The shuttle runs Friday through Sunday and on holidays during this period.

24. When will Bluff Creek Drive fully open from Lincoln Blvd. to Centinela Ave.?

Bluff Creek Drive will open in segments as the adjacent construction is completed. It is anticipated that Bluff Creek Dr. will fully open in the next few years.

25. Who is the community developer of Playa Vista?

Brookfield Residential Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego), a division of Brookfield Residential, is committed to being more than a homebuilder. We strive to create the best places to call home. The Brookfield Residential Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego) team has the passion, the expertise and the local knowledge to craft homes and neighborhoods that speak to homebuyers at every stage of life. We are an award-winning homebuilder and industry leader with an exceptional reputation for quality, design and customer service. Please visit BrookfieldSoCal.com for more information.

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a leading land developer and homebuilder in North America. We entitle and develop land to create master-planned communities, sell lots to third-party builders and operate our own homebuilding division. We also participate in select strategic real estate opportunities, including infill projects, mixed-use developments and joint ventures. Further information is available at BrookfieldResidential.com.

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