Playa Vista, also known as Silicon Beach, is a stunning and exciting community just north of the Los Angeles Airport, just a mile and a half from the beautiful Pacific Ocean and beaches. From its founding in 2002 as a Planned Urban Development community, it has now grown to be a top destination for living, shopping, entertainment, dining and working.

With so many different neighborhoods and home styles to choose from, you will be sure to find exactly what you are looking for in Playa Vista.

What to do in Playa Vista

Parks & Recreation

Playa Vista is an extremely active outdoor community. There are 29 community parks as well as open spaces in every direction. Playa Vista is truly the perfect place to relax and unwind. Every home in the community is just a 2 to 5 minute walk to a park. Parks encompass over 47 acres in Playa Vista. The parks are full of lush landscaping and wide-open green spaces to enjoy walking or jogging. You can also enjoy playtime with your pets at one of the dog parks, get competitive at one of the sports fields or enjoy the community gardens.

The Resort

The resort offers residents a two-level, state-of-the-art fitness center with both indoor and outdoor spaces and a pool that has a deck with an outdoor fire pit, cabanas, junior Olympic pool, adult pool and spa and kids’ pool and spa. There is a park adjacent to the resort, making it a hotspot for active residents. The catering kitchen and chef-inspired demonstration kitchen are the perfect settings for parties and events as well.

The Centrepoint Club

The Centrepoint Club is Playa Vista’s first 26,000 square foot resident social and recreational gathering place. The club offers pools and a huge deck with classy cabanas and a courtyard, making it an ideal afternoon getaway. The club also has a screening room, fitness center, lounge with outdoor patio, conference room and a business center.

Shopping

Runway is located in the heart of Playa Vista and is the Westside’s newest lifestyle destination. The lineup of stores, boutiques and restaurants is everything you could ever dream of.

The Shops at Concert Park is a unique collection of retail and above-retail residential units. This center is an urban take on small-town village living.

The Shops at Fountain Park offers a mix of tenants such as The Slice, Playa Vista Medical Plaza and Playa Physical Therapy.

Education

Playa Vista Elementary School is an educational space for the innovation and professional development of even the youngest learners. All children who live in Playa Vista have the opportunity to attend Playa Vista Elementary School. The Playa Vista Daily Shuttle makes attending Playa Vista Elementary School easy with shuttles picking up at 7 am and making a special stop at 7:24 am and 7:54 am in front of the school playground on Bluff Creek Drive.

The new LAUSD-LMU Middle School, which serves grades 6-8, on the campus of Westchester Enriched Science Magnets is now open and provides a continuation of STEM instructions programs from PVES.

Local public schools serving Playa Vista are set by the LAUSD. Schools in the district include:

  • Playa Vista Elementary School
  • New Middle School Pathway
  • Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets
  • Venice Senior High School

Other close by educational institutions include LMU and Otis School of Design as well as other charter and private school options.

Community Transportation

Playa Vista was designed to be a truly walkable development. All throughout Playa Vista there are urban parks, sidewalks, and water fountains for dogs and benches. The top destinations for shopping, dining, and entertainment such as Runway, The Resort, The Centrepoint Club and the Playa Vista Elementary School and the library are just a short walk away.

Navigating around Playa Vista is simple and easy. All you have to do is hop on the Playa Vista Daily Shuttle, which offers plenty of stops throughout the community such as The Resort and Runway. The clean, fuel-free Playa Vista Daily Shuttle and Beach Shuttles run all year and take riders around Playa Vista and to other hot destinations. The shuttles have run since 2005 and have made it easier for residents to leave their cars at home, reducing their impact on the environment.

In addition to the Daily Shuttle, there is also a Beach Shuttle that runs every Friday through Sunday. You can take this shuttle from Playa Vista to areas such as Venice Pier, Fisherman’s Village and Mother’s Beach.

Library

Playa Vista also offers an ultra modern LA Branch Library, which hosts events, clubs, lectures and discussions. The library also offers programs for children and teens and offers resources for employment needs and those continuing education.

Playa Vista Homes

One of the most notable characteristics of the homes in Playa Vista are that many of the newest homes are LEED-certified, meaning they meet the standards set for design, construction, operation and maintenance of green neighborhoods. Prior to LEED, the homes built in Playa Vista were built according to the Residential Sustainable Performance Guidelines release in 1998. Many of the new creative office spaces as well as the Playa Vista Branch of the Los Angeles Fire Department are also LEED-certified.

There are plenty of exciting and beautiful neighborhoods within Playa Vista for you to choose from.

The Collection

The Collection offers open floor plans, large windows, private elevators, contemporary exteriors, expanded master suites with spa retreats and dressing rooms, chef’s kitchens, spacious decks for indoor and outdoor living and side yards.

Amenities include:

  • Luxury Detached Residences with Elevators
  • Among the Final Detached Homes Ever to Be Built in Playa Vista
  • Stylish Specifications, Open and Inviting Great Rooms, Relaxing Master Suites, Gourmet Kitchens, Private Decks and Side Yards
  • Located Centrally in Playa Vista, Close to Runway, The Resort and Urban Parks
  • Live in Silicon Beach near Google, 72andSunny and other tech/creative companies at The Campus

Summary:

  • Three-Level Detached Residences
  • Approx. 2,624 – 3,666 Sq. Ft.
  • 3 – 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 ½ Baths – 3 Baths + 2 Powders
  • 2-Car Private Garage Plus Guest Space
  • Starting from the Low to High $2 Millions

Jewel

These three-story detached residences offer elevators and have a modern design. The homes feature high ceilings and fine finishes. Many of the homes are 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms and feature open concept floor plans, gourmet kitchens, indoor/outdoor living with pocket doors, an entertainment wine room, master suites with 2 walk-in closets, creative office space, entertainer’s loft with a covered deck featuring an outdoor kitchen and so much more.

Summary:

  • Three-Story Detached Residences
  • Approx. 4,279 – 4,544 Sq. Ft.
  • 3 – 6 Bedrooms, 5 – 7 Baths
  • 2-Car Private Garage Plus Guest Space

Seabluff

This residential community is in the heart of Playa Vista and offers a special blend of Silicon Beach living that offers connectivity and outdoor living with many resort-style amenities such as pools, retail space, parks, and restaurants all located within one of the fastest growing technology hubs in the nation.

Summary:

  • Contemporary Flats & Townhomes
  • Attached Residences
  • Approx. 800 – 2,233 Sq. Ft.
  • 1 – 3 Bedrooms
  • From the Low $1 Millions

Fountainview

Fountainview is a stylish senior living independent-living residential development designed with a host of amenities and services that create a resort-like environment. Fountainview at Gonda Westside allows residents to enjoy an active and independent lifestyle with a location that is within walking distance to shops, restaurants and other modern conveniences.

  • Approx. 840 – 2,300 Sq. Ft.
  • 1 – 2 Bedrooms plus Den, 1 – 2 ½ Baths
  • Subterranean Valet Parking
  • From the $600,000s Plus Services

Playa Vista Apartment Homes

Montecito – Villas 

These apartment homes are both luxurious and chic and offer access to incredible amenities such as a beautiful dining room and private wine cellar. The community also offers an onsite concierge to assist residents with every need.

Residences in Montecito include:

  • Quartz countertops
  • Custom tile in kitchen and bathrooms
  • Kohler® kitchen and bathroom fixtures
  • Viking® kitchen appliances
  • Soft-close kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • Wine refrigerator*
  • Walk-in closets* with upgraded closet organizer
  • USB outlets for charging
  • Prewired media outlets
  • Full-size stackable washer and dryer
  • Pet friendly

Community amenities include:

  • On-site concierge team
  • Resort pool and spa
  • Alfresco kitchen and dining areas
  • Outdoor lounges and fireplaces
  • Clubhouse
  • Courtyard lounge and barbecue areas
  • Private dining room
  • Wine cellar
  • Fitness studio & yoga studio
  • iLounge and conference center
  • Dog wash bay
  • Electric car chargers
  • 24-hour parcel lockers
  • Designed as a smoke-free community

Summary:

Approx. 938 – 1,537 Sq. Ft. • 1 – 2 Bedrooms

Malibu

Malibu offers residents direct access to Playa Vista’s Runway where shopping, entertainment and some of L.A.’s most popular restaurants are located.

Residences in Malibu feature:

  • Quartz countertops
  • Kohler® kitchen and bathroom fixtures
  • Stainless steel Kitchen Aid® appliances
  • Custom tile backsplash
  • Wood-style flooring throughout
  • Walk-in closets
  • USB outlets for charging
  • Prewired media outlets
  • Full-size stackable washer and dryer
  • Pet friendly

The Malibu community features:

  • Resort pools and spas
  • Alfresco kitchen and dining areas*
  • Outdoor lounges and fireplaces
  • Clubhouse
  • Courtyard lounge, social spaces and barbecue areas
  • Fitness studio
  • Yoga studio
  • Dog wash bay
  • Electric car chargers
  • 24-hour parcel locker system
  • Designed as a smoke-free community

Summary:

  • Approx. 885 – 1,352 Sq. Ft. • 1 – 2 Bedrooms

Sausalito

The Sausalito community is just bike ride away from miles of beaches. The residences reflect a contemporary design, perfect for the coastal lifestyle with incredible interiors.

Residences in Sausalito include:

  • Quartz countertops
  • Kohler® kitchen and bathroom fixtures
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Wood-style flooring throughout*
  • Walk-in closets*
  • USB outlets for charging
  • Prewired media outlets
  • Full-size stackable washer and dryer
  • Pet friendly

The community features amenities such as:

  • Resort pools and spas
  • Alfresco kitchen and dining areas
  • Outdoor lounges, fireplaces and barbecue areas
  • Outdoor theater
  • Clubhouse
  • Tranquil reflection garden
  • Great Room
  • Fitness Center and yoga studio
  • iLounge
  • Conference center
  • Dog wash bay
  • Electric car chargers
  • 24-hour parcel locker system
  • Designed as a smoke-free community

Summary:

  • Approx. 740 – 1,230 Sq. Ft. • 1 – 2 Bedrooms

Runway

Runway is the downtown epicenter of Playa Vista, adjacent to the Bollona Wetlands and located less than a mile from the beach. Runway hosts over 220,000 square feet of retailers and restaurants, within walking distance of the residences. The Runway center features a Starbucks, Cinemark, Whole Foods, Wells Fargo, CVS, Chase Bank and so much more.

Community amenities include:

  • Universal wifi
  • Central public park and grounds with mature landscaping and 10 fire pits
  • Clubhouse with kitchen and private screening room
  • Game area with poker room, media lounge, and multi-screen video gaming
  • 2 state-of-the art fitness centers
  • Private yoga studio
  • 2 pool / spa terraces with private cabanas, BBQ grills, and dining / lounge areas
  • Pets are welcome but subject to breed restriction

Summary:

Approx. 553 – 1,469 Sq. Ft. • Studios, Lofts and 1 – 2 Bedrooms

The Ventana

Residences in The Ventana enjoy real hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and private balconies. The Ventana is located just minutes from world class dining, shopping and entertainment offered in Playa Vista. The Ventana is located near Marina Del Ray, Venice Beach, Ballona Wetlands and LAX, making it a premier location to call home.

Community amenities include:

  • An executive business center with a private conference room, free high-speed wifi, multiple work stations, complimentary printing
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Two heated resort-style swimming pools with outdoor grilling areas
  • Multiple courtyards with signature landscaping
  • Large fire pit
  • Direct access to Crescent Park and exclusive views to the Ballona Freshwater Marsh
  • Resident club rooms with kitchen and entertainment area available for private parties and engagements also.

Summary:

  • Approx. 727 – 1,841 Sq. Ft. • 1 – 3 Bedrooms

Fountain Park

Fountain Park offers multiple floor plans to choose from with countless amenities. You are within walking distance to the Playa Vista Medical Center and the Loyola Marymount University’s Campus. There is also great shopping and dining available at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, just ten minutes away.

Apartments feature:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Patio/ Balcony
  • Cable Ready
  • Dish Washer
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Individual Climate Control
  • Large closets
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • View
  • Washer
  • Window Coverings

Community features include:

  • 24-Hour Availability
  • BBQ/Picnic Area
  • Business center
  • Clubhouse
  • Controlled access
  • Courtyard
  • Elevator
  • Fitness center
  • Gate
  • High Speed Internet Available
  • Laundry
  • Near Mass Transit
  • Night Patrol
  • On-site Maintenance
  • Package Receiving
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Pool
  • Rec Room
  • Short Term Lease
  • Spa
  • On-site Management

What’s in the neighborhood:

  • Sprawl at the new Cinemark Playa Vista, featuring a bar, reserved stadium seating, + RealD 3D movies
  • Stop by the nearby Playa Vista Farmer’s Market, open every Saturday & Wednesday
  • Keep your best friend happy at Oberrieder Dog Park
  • The Resort, a 10,000 square foot, 2-story fitness center, is just a jog away
  • Everything you need at the CenterPointe Club: Jr. Olympic pool, spa, business center, fitness center, everything
  • Grab some friends and visit Dockweiler Beach State Park for a bonfire and s’mores
  • Shopaholics, 3 stories of shopping at nearby Westfield Shopping Mall
  • Be anywhere, any time: near 405 freeway

Summary:

  • Approx. 675 – 1,163 Sq. Ft. • 1 – 3 Bedrooms

Crescent Park

Homes in the Crescent Park community offer a one to two bedroom floor plan option and each resident features a gourmet kitchen and in home washer and dryer units as well as designer touches such as 9 foot ceilings, breakfast bars and gated assigned parking spaces.

Residence amenities include:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Cable Ready
  • Carpeting
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Efficient Appliances
  • Extra Storage
  • Gas Range
  • Handrails
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Ceilings
  • Large Closets
  • Microwave
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Window Coverings

Community features include:

  • Availability 24 Hours
  • BBQ/Picnic Area
  • Bike Racks
  • Business Center
  • Clubhouse
  • Controlled Access/Gated
  • Courtyard
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • High Speed Internet
  • Night Patrol
  • Off Street Parking
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • On-Site Management
  • Package Receiving
  • Pool
  • Recycling
  • Short Term Lease
  • Spa/Hot Tub

Summary:

  • Approx. 622 – 1,529 Sq. Ft. • 1 – 2 Bedrooms

Sunrise Assisted Living

Sunrise is the premier senior assisted living community in Playa Vista and residences can truly enjoy an independent lifestyle full of exciting activities. The community is located near nature trails and parks as well as the beaches. The community is conveniently located near Marina Del Ray Hospital and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.

Community amenities:

  • Trained staff available 24-hours a day
  • Daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities, scheduled group trips and resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal
  • Weekly personal laundry
  • Social and educational programs for families
  • Scheduled resident and family meetings
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Maintenance of building and grounds

Sustainability of Playa Vista

Playa Vista currently encompasses over 460 acres on the Westside of Los Angeles, just a few hours from the mountains. The community has over 6,000 homes, approximately 3 million square feet of creative office space, over 200,000 square feet of retail and community serving space such as the library, fire station, elementary school and two recreation clubs along with plenty of parks and open space for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Playa Vista has been recognized as a leader in sustainable development the features environmental, energy and water-saving measures. The 92% of materials recovered from the decommissioning of the former Hughes Aircraft plant were recycled as new roadbeds and other building materials for the development.

Office Space in Playa Vista

The Campus at Playa Vista brings approximately 3 million square feet of creative office space. The Campus houses technology and creative companies such as YouTube Space L.A., The Honest Company, Google, Yahoo and Fox Sports among others. The offices are located in the eastern section of Playa Vista and oriented around Campus Central Park, which has water areas, walking paths, berm gardens, a bandshell for outdoor events. This campus makes it easy for those who call Playa Vista home to sustainably get to work by foot, bike or the daily shuttle.

Companies that call The Campus at Playa Vista home include:

  • LMU School of Film and Television
  • 180LA
  • 72andSunny
  • Annenberg PetSpace
  • AxEnd
  • Belkin
  • Big Mango
  • Brookfield Residential
  • California Pizza Kitchen Corporate HQ
  • Canvas Worldwide
  • Centerfield
  • Chernin Group
  • ChowNow
  • Core Digital Media
  • Corgan
  • CyberCoders
  • FOX Interactive Media
  • FOX Sports
  • Fullscreen, Inc.
  • Gehry Technologies
  • Google
  • Griddy
  • Group M
  • Hines
  • ICANN
  • IMAX HQ
  • Kantar Media
  • Kelton Global
  • Kinetic
  • LA Chargers
  • LA Clippers
  • LA Rams
  • m/SIX Agency
  • Mindshare
  • Millward Brown
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Phelps
  • POSSIBLE Global Marketing
  • Resignation Media
  • Rovi Corporation
  • Rubicon Project
  • Samsung
  • Science 37
  • Star Energy Partners
  • Strange Frog Productions
  • The Honest Company
  • Tishman Speyer
  • USC Institute for Creative Technologies
  • Xaxis
  • Yahoo
  • YouTube Space LA

Playa Vista’s Dedication to the Environment

Playa Vista designed and built a 51-acre Freshwater Wetlands system that consists of a 250acre Riparian Corridor and a 26-acre Freshwater March to naturally treat storm water before it enters the Ballona Weltands and the Santa Monica Bay. The system collects the storm water runoff from 442 acres of upstream portions of Playa Vista along with 614 acres off-site within the watershed. The system mimics natural filtering techniques. Plant materials in the system help to slow the water flow and act as a sponge by catching sediments attached to any pollutants. This system is one of the most significant and successful natural storm water treatments ever created in an urban area in the nation.

Let JGold Group Be Your Guide to Playa Vista

The seasoned team of real estate agents at JGold Group brings the experience and knowledge of Playa Vista needed to make sure every client is satisfied and represented to the fullest extent. We are the true market experts for Playa Vista and have a vast amount of experience in representing clients all throughout Los Angeles. Our team is here for you every step of the way and we look forward to helping you find the perfect community and home in Playa Vista.

With all of the incredible amenities and features the area has, we know you will enjoy living, working and playing in Playa Vista. Contact us today to set up an appointment. Be sure to take a look at our blog for featured listings and tips and tricks on the buying and selling process.