Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA: Most of you know I have recently written about the oldest community of Los Angles, hence I thought it would be most fitting to write about the newest one next. This is the newest planned development, or should I say community.
Playa Vista has an interesting background. Geographically it is located north of Los Angeles International Airport affectionately known by the locals as LAX. This used to be the headquarters of Hughes Aircraft Company from 1941 to 1985. Howard Hughes developed Marina Del Rey for his employees to make it convenient for them to go to work i.e.: less than two miles.
The original location of Playa Vista was the home, or should I say this is where Howard Hughes began developing and constructing the “Spruce Goose” aircraft also known as the Hughes H-4 Hercules. Prior to the Hughes Aircraft Company most of the land was wetland connected with a large salt-march also known as Marina Del Rey. These wetlands were part of the larger Ballona Creek watershed which was Playa Del Rey, Venice and part of Los Angeles.
So, it is very appropriate that today the Playa Vista development has become the go to address for technology, media and entertainment business and now affectionately known as Silicon Beach.
There were many attempts at development and needless to say Howard Hughes’s money and Federal Government connections-built Marina Del Rey and Playa Vista.
When we relocated from Boston, MA to Los Angeles( 1998), Playa Vista was still mostly marshland and Dream Works had visions of building a movie Studio. The neighboring price speculations caused properties to skyrocket and then Dream Works stopped the project and so there was a huge drop in price points. In the mean time other developers were working with the city and the country to create the most modern, green development using energy saving systems and design techniques that promoted conservation. Numerous Battles with environmentalist, political back door maneuvers Playa Vista became a Reality.
In spite, of Nature Activists and community activists Playa Vista moved along and 2002 it became a model urban development. Sixteen years later you would not recognize the place. It is a city within the city, from public library, restaurants, parks, sidewalks, dog parks the list goes on and on. It is a fantastic place to call home.
I have sold many homes in this great community and I have never heard anyone being disappointed moving here. So, if you would like to live in Silicon Beach and have the convenience to be two miles to the Beaches of Marina Del Rey, but still be able to go home to a quiet planned urban development that is unparalleled anywhere else in Los Angeles. Please reach out to me directly.
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