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.

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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 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. 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 development of Playa Vista has been completed and consists of 2,600 for-sale and apartment homes and 200 independent/assisted-living homes.

8. 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 $285. 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%.

9. What is Runway at Playa Vista?

Right in the heart of Playa Vista you’ll find Runway, the Westside’s newest lifestyle destination. The buzz-worthy lineup of iconic stores and trendy boutiques has all of the shopping and dining you could ever want, including Free Market, SOL Cocina, Whole Foods, Studio MDR, Cedars-Sinai and more.

10. 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 >

11. 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 Katherine Johnson STEM Academy Middle School 6–8 8701 Park Hill Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90045 323.673.1230 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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. Take a look at our Live Here page for more information on each apartment community. There are also additional market-rate and affordable apartment options at Fountain Park Apartments, The Ventana ApartmentsCrescent Park Apartments and The Woods Senior Apartments. Please contact each building individually for more information and to get on their lists.

15. 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 SpaceLA 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.

16. What companies are located in The Campus?

View them here »

17. Does Playa Vista offer a Community Shuttle?

Playa Vista is currently operating the Beach Shuttle, running Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through the end of September. Click here for the newest route map >

18. Who is the community developer of Playa Vista?

The Playa Vista community developer is Brookfield Residential. Brookfield Residential Southern California, 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 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. 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. Please visit BrookfieldResidential.com for more information. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Let us help – click here.

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