Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA: the newest Planned Urban Development...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 If you are looking for a focused and goal oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!

If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com.  I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Endre Barath, Jr. Playa Vista sounds like a great place to live.... a community within a community...life's good.

Jan 30, 2018 03:17 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Playa Vsita appears to be "all grown up" and having the money and support of influential people never hurts in making something that "was" an area that will last a lifetime.

Jan 30, 2018 04:54 AM #2
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Lise Howe
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You have done a great job of explaining all the benefits and features of Playa Vista! 

Jan 30, 2018 04:56 AM #3
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. ,

It's good to know about the newest  urban community in Los Angeles, CA, Playa Vista! LA is so big..last fall I was out for my sister's 75th  birthday party..she lives in Simi Valley. She has Parkinson's and is in stage 4 but is doing remarkably well. Love her enthusiasm and won't miss her boxing matches with her trainer!

Jan 30, 2018 05:12 AM #4
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George Souto
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Endre the design of these building are very different from anything around here.

Jan 30, 2018 03:17 PM #5
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Barbara Todaro  it is indeed, the perfect place to live and not having to drive anywhere in LA has a value to it, Endre

Jan 30, 2018 03:25 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson  the demographics is quiet interesting most south of 40:)Endre

Jan 30, 2018 03:25 PM #7
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Lise Howe  thank you for stopping in, Endre

Jan 30, 2018 03:26 PM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Dorie Dillard  the Simi Valley is a ways, I am getting a land listing close to it... sorry to hear about your sister's health....Endre

Jan 30, 2018 03:28 PM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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George Souto  I just noticed that one of the pictures did not stick..three attempts later here it is...so does this look more traditional?:)Endre

Jan 30, 2018 03:29 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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You gotta love those palm trees, Endre.  They certainly let you know you are in beautiful Southern California.

Jan 30, 2018 04:49 PM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Myrl Jeffcoat  indeed not something you see on the East Coast:))Endre

Jan 30, 2018 05:12 PM #12
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Hi, Endre. This is great information on the Playa Vista neighborhood in LA, CA. If anyone is looking to buy or sell a house in the Playa Vista neighborhood, you will do well to call Endre Barath. Endre will do an excellent job for you, and he knows the market. 

Jan 30, 2018 06:11 PM #13
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Steffy Hristova
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Hi Endre, I love to read history of neighborhoods. We lived in Silicon Valley, but I had not heard about Silicon Beach before. Now I  know.  

Jan 31, 2018 07:36 AM #14
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