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. 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.

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?

There are 29 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. The Resort 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. There are also acres of preserved passive and active open space.

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. 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. All children living in Playa Vista have an opportunity to attend PVES. 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 Katherine Johnson STEM Academy middle school is partnered with Loyola Marymount University to prepare students to excel in STEM fields of study by bringing educational programs that equip them with the tools to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Enrollment preference is given to students currently enrolled at PVES. You can get the details and necessary forms on the school website. See what it’s all about >

8. 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.

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

Playa Vista has a weekly Farmers’ Market and Runway Playa Vista hosts cool ongoing events with live music, pop-ups and other outdoor activities and opportunities to explore.

10. 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 Playa Vista’s newest apartments now leasing and open for tours.  There are also additional market-rate and affordable apartment options at Fountain Park Apartments, The Ventana ApartmentsReveal and The Woods Senior Apartments. Please contact each building individually for more information and to get on their lists.

11. Who was the community developer of Playa Vista?

The Playa Vista community was developed by Brookfield Residential. Please visit BrookfieldResidential.com for more information.

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