Mar Vista

There’s no better place in the Los Angeles area for boat owners.

Welcome to Mar Vista

Desirable neighborhood with diverse homes and friendly vibe.
Mar Vista’s eclectic real estate mix includes elegant early-20th-century properties, attractive mid-century modern homes, and luxurious contemporary custom builds. Some of Mar Vista’s most distinctive properties are 52 well-preserved homes designed by visionary mid-century modern architect Gregory Ain in the 1940s. Beautiful historic homes line Grand View above Venice Boulevard and provide magnificent views over the mountains, the city, and the ocean.
Mar Vista is a desirable neighborhood with a unique atmosphere on the Westside of Los Angeles. This fun and friendly neighborhood is close to the beach and within 15 minutes of LAX Airport. Mar Vista combines hip appeal and trendy businesses with ocean views and striking historic architecture. Mar Vista is easy to navigate without a car. Downtown boutiques and restaurants can easily be reached on foot, and residents also enjoy access to walking and biking paths.

What to Love

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Hip local businesses
  • Diverse historic and contemporary architecture
  • Ocean views

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Mar Vista is home to a variety of independent shops and restaurants. Bowlero is a fun bowling alley that also offers tasty bar eats, craft beers, and shareable cocktails. Little Fatty serves authentic Taiwanese cuisine in an industrial-chic setting. Popular dishes include perfectly executed beef noodle soup, kung pao chicken, and walnut shrimp. The Mar Vista is a local favorite for seasonal chef-driven meals and weekend brunch specials plus DJs and live music. Sister spot The MV Grab & Go offers delicious takeout breakfast, lunch, and dinner eats.
This diverse neighborhood features grocery stores such as Rustic Kitchen Market & Café, Mitsuwa Marketplace, and Samosa House, which double as casual eateries with excellent homestyle international cooking. Mar Vista Farmers’ Market is one of the best farmers’ markets in Los Angeles. Each Sunday the market features vendors selling fresh produce and other foodstuffs from across California. You can pick up grass-fed meat, freshly-caught seafood, and sustainably-raised chicken. There are also vendors offering flavorful ready-to-eat items such as falafels, tacos, dumplings, and much more. The Farmer’s Market also has free art and cooking classes for kids.

Things to Do

Mar Vista Park and Recreation Center is one of the Westside’s largest public greenspaces. The Recreation Center offers a wide range of kids’ sports leagues and art, crosstraining, dance, and music classes. The center’s many sports facilities include basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, an outdoor hockey rink, a baseball diamond, and a multipurpose sports field. There’s also a children’s playground with sand and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
The Mar Vista Art Walk is held several times a year, with talented artists creating works along Venice Boulevard. You can also enjoy your own private art walk at any time by checking out the colorful murals painted along Venice Boulevard’s main drag.


Mar Vista belongs to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Highlights include:

  • Mar Vista Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Beethoven Street Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Venice Senior High School, Public, Magnet, 9-12

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