Playa Del Rey Real Estate

Playa Del Rey, CA Real Estate

Biography:  Enjoying a generous expanse of prime Southern California coastline, Playa del Rey sometimes gets confused for its neighbors Marina Del Rey and Del Rey but this intimate beachside enclave on the Westside of Los Angeles should be known and adored in its own right for its long sandy beach and the protected Ballona Wetlands, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Real Estate: Palisades del Rey was the name of the original 1921 neighborhood land development by Dickinson & Gillespie Co. that later came to be called Playa del Rey.  The discovery of oil in the area and the creation of nearby aviation facilities led to a bit of an industrial boom.  This neighborhood includes post-war tract homes and small apartment buildings, some of which have now been converted to condominiums. Many of the homes on the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean have been expanded in recent years to suit the tastes of modern owners. 

Community Life: The beach beckons here as does Playa del Rey Lagoon park which includes a baseball diamond and small lake. A bridge between Playa del Rey and and the jetty between Ballona Creek and the Marina is accessible for pedestrians and bicycles.

Biography:  Enjoying a generous expanse of prime Southern California coastline, Playa del Rey sometimes gets confused for its neighbors Marina Del Rey and Del Rey but this intimate beachside enclave on the Westside of Los Angeles should be known and adored in its own right for its long sandy beach and the protected Ballona Wetlands, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Real Estate: Palisades del Rey was the name of the original 1921 neighborhood land development by Dickinson & Gillespie Co. that later came to be called Playa del Rey.  The discovery of oil in the area and the creation of nearby aviation facilities led to a bit of an industrial boom.  This neighborhood includes post-war tract homes and small apartment buildings, some of which have now been converted to condominiums. Many of the homes on the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean have been expanded in recent years to suit the tastes of modern owners. 

Community Life: The beach beckons here as does Playa del Rey Lagoon park which includes a baseball diamond and small lake. A bridge between Playa del Rey and and the jetty between Ballona Creek and the Marina is accessible for pedestrians and bicycles.

Education: Playa del Rey is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Wiseburn School District also accepts students from the area. Schools in the area include Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet, Westchester Hugh School, Orville Wright Middle School, Loyola Village Elementary School and Kentwood Elementary School. Private schools include St. Bernard High School and Del Rey Christian Children’s Center.  

Transportation: Playa del Rey is easily reached by the Pacific Coast Highway (1). The area is served by a Route 3 of the Big Blue Bus as well as several other bus lines.

Local Attractions:  Dockweiler Beach is a popular draw, attracting people from many surrounding areas. Firepits make summer bonfires a beloved activity.

Education: Playa del Rey is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Wiseburn School District also accepts students from the area. Schools in the area include Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet, Westchester Hugh School, Orville Wright Middle School, Loyola Village Elementary School and Kentwood Elementary School. Private schools include St. Bernard High School and Del Rey Christian Children’s Center.  

Transportation: Playa del Rey is easily reached by the Pacific Coast Highway (1). The area is served by a Route 3 of the Big Blue Bus as well as several other bus lines.

Local Attractions:  Dockweiler Beach is a popular draw, attracting people from many surrounding areas. Firepits make summer bonfires a beloved activity.


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