Mar Vista is a residential neighborhood located along Los Angeles’ Westside.

Mar Vista

Suburban paradise between Venice and Silicon Beach


Welcome to Mar Vista 

Mar Vista is a residential neighborhood located along Los Angeles’ Westside. This quiet, safe community is close to a family-friendly beach and boasts a laid-back culture. There’s a lot to love about Mar Vista, from its small businesses to its beloved restaurants and premier real estate. Mar Vista lies between the 405 Freeway and Walgrove Avenue. 


Mar Vista, in general, is home to young families, college students, millennials, and professionals in the entertainment and technology industries. Walkable streets lend themselves to an array of hip eateries, specialty boutiques, and entertainment hotspots. 


What to Love 

  • Easy access to the 405 Freeway and the Santa Monica Freeway 
  • A short drive to Venice 
  • A quiet suburban setting among bustling cities
  • An extremely walkable town where local small businesses thrive
  • Close to Silicon Beach

Local Lifestyle 

Mar Vista is a great place to raise a family or enjoy a quiet slice of Los Angeles. Residents here invest in their community and are often found supporting the area’s thriving small business scene by patronizing mom-and-pop shops, eateries, and cafes. Mar Vista also features a lively arts and culture scene, with regular community events bringing locals together.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Mar Vista is delightfully walkable, with funky shops and hip boutiques all around. The culinary scene is next level, rivaling nearby neighborhoods with its eclectic bistros and gourmet fares. Little Fatty is an LA star serving elevated Taiwanese dishes. The avant-garde space is the perfect setting for scrumptious culinary creations. 


Locals flock to The Corner Door for its farm-fresh cuisine and hip atmosphere. The locale’s rich textures, ornate ceiling designs, antique decor, and brick walls only add to the bar’s upscale desert saloon vibe.


Alibi Room is a dark and moody tavern where glass bottles with glowing amber liquid line shelves and twinkle lights cascade around a spacious patio with bamboo growing with abandon along a fence in the back. Chef Roy Choi delights all with his magnificent creations and authentic Korean BBQ.  


TAVERNA at The Mar Vista offers a casual atmosphere with colorful wall murals and plants hanging from rafters. Its artsy vibes pair well with its impressive menu offerings, which include artisanal Greek dishes so flavorful they transport guests to the vibrant island of Crete. 


Grab a cup of coffee from Alana’s Coffee Roasters. This swanky spot serves all of your favorite espresso drinks, as well as a curated selection of homemade pastries. The locale’s kitschy trailer out back hosts evening music performances, bringing locals back long after their daily coffee fix. 


Things to Do 

Perhaps one of the biggest highlights of living in Mar Vista, the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market offers an incredible selection of local goods and products throughout the year. Every week, the community comes together to meander along stalls teeming with fresh produce, flowers, sauces, eggs, handmade soaps, and more. 


One of the most highly anticipated festivals is the Mar Vista Music & Art Walk, which allows the community opportunities to support local artists and businesses. As residents stroll along Mar Vista’s sidewalks and streets, they can admire artwork created by local artists. It’s the perfect chance to purchase a painting, whether as a gift for a loved one or as a new decor piece for your home. 


Of course, on any day of the week, locals can enjoy a visit to the Mar Vista Recreation Center. The center features a playground, baseball field, swimming pool, and tennis courts, as well as a variety of community programs and events. After your visit, take your family to Bowlero Mar Vista. This long-standing establishment provides numerous bowling lanes and features a bar serving tasty mixed drinks. 



Mar Vista is home to a wide selection of highly esteemed schools, including:

Overview for MAR VISTA, CA

35,177 people live in MAR VISTA, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $64,863. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for MAR VISTA, CA

MAR VISTA has 15,611 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in MAR VISTA do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,177 people call MAR VISTA home. The population density is 14,683.689 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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49.14 / 50.86%

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Schools in MAR VISTA, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby MAR VISTA. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Beethoven Street Elementary
K - 5th
K - 5th
6th - 8th
Walgrove Avenue Elementary
K - 5th
9th - 12th
No rating available
Grand View Boulevard Elementary
K - 5th
7th - 12th
No rating available
9th - 12th
James J. McBride Special Education Center
6th - 12th
No rating available
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