Marina Del Rey is a lively yet laid-back city.

Marina Del Rey

A lively beach town close to everything in LA


Welcome to Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey is a lively yet laid-back city. Tranquility abounds along the community’s marina, the largest man-made small craft harbor in North America. Marina Del Rey is built on relaxed beach town vibes, with neverending sunshine providing endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, whether it’s fishing, surfing, boating, or swimming. The beauty of nature abounds around this busy oceanside haven, providing incredible views from its lovely single-family properties, many of which feature waterfront accessibility. 


Locals love the easy access to Venice Beach and LA. Playa Del Rey is just moments away for those looking to soak up the sun during a beach day. The area is also close to bars, shops, and restaurants. Marina Del Rey is a major boating destination, with travelers far and wide flocking to its docks. 


What to Love 

  • Close to Venice, Santa Monica, and the Los Angeles Airport 
  • Authentic beach vibes 
  • The friendly neighbors 
  • A boater’s paradise
  • Walking Ballona Creek Preserve
  • A centrally-located community submerged in nature

Local Lifestyle 

Beach life is prominent in Marina Del Rey. Residents take it slow here, soaking up every moment of their day. Locals love getting active on the water, from sailing and kayaking to paddle boarding and beyond. The community is tight-knit, warm, and welcoming, and residents often gather together for festivals and events. Summers bring the city to life with numerous parades, fireworks displays, food festivals, and more. 


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Marina Del Rey is full of great restaurants and shops. 26 Beach is the quintessential beach cafe with pink stucco walls and a blue neon sign. However, its eclectic style doesn’t end there. Inside, parasols hang from the ceiling, pinstripes cover the walls, and crystal chandeliers light tables. 26 Beach serves only the freshest seafood, including sushi. Another excellent spot to indulge in flavorful sushi is SUGARFISH, a bistro serving guests clean and simple entrees perfectly aligned with their chic plating and decor. 

There’s significant love for seafood in Marina Del Rey, and many restaurants boast a wide selection of delectable options, but none have better views than SALT. Dine outside along the water’s edge, with cozy fireplaces, couches, and armchairs providing ultimate comfort. SALT focuses on creating mouth-watering flavors from the healthiest of ingredients. Health-conscious diners also frequent Mendocino Farms, a sandwich shop that cares deeply about making healthy fare guests can’t help but crave. The eatery exists in an open-air environment with bright skylights that shine on their gourmet sandwiches. 


Creating innovative dishes with bold flavors is something Scopa Italian Roots does well. Red brick walls and industrial stairs give this gastro-pub a dark, romantic, and moody atmosphere that is perfect for date nights or laid-back gatherings with friends. Their welcoming environment, friendly staff, and incredible menu selection, which features perfectly seasoned scallops, have quickly made the pub one of the most popular places to dine near Marina Del Rey. 


For authentic Italian cuisine, residents go to LOCANDA POSITANO. Inside feels like a hideaway cabin on Mont Blanc, where ornate beams meet wood walls teeming with handmade wood shelving, which holds their considerable wine collection. Outside, a lovely garden seals the restaurant’s romantic vibes with its quiet and cozy atmosphere. 


Things to Do 

In this picturesque beach town, Marina Del Rey's crowning glory must be its Waterfront Walk. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset, gaze at the ocean, or take an evening stroll. Boutique shops and upscale restaurants abound around the waterfront, offering an enticing array of attractions as locals make their way down the marina. Not far from there is Playa Del Rey Beach, one of the most expansive beaches in LA. It offers lots of space for families and friends to spend the day. Beyond its sandy shores, Playa Del Rey Beach also features volleyball courts, a paved bike path, and fire pits for summer bonfires. 


Every year Marina Del Rey celebrates the Fourth of July and New Year's Day with grand fireworks displays. The whole town gathers together to watch the sky light up with colorful designs and fiery patterns. 


Life in Marina Del Rey is an endless series of exciting community events, and none is loved more than the Summer Concert Series. The city hosts concerts at Burton Chace Park in July and August every summer.  



Quality education is a crucial aspect of life for the residents of Marina Del Rey, and area schools provide ample learning opportunities. Top-performing schools include:


Overview for MARINA DEL REY, CA

23,951 people live in MARINA DEL REY, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $98,630. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for MARINA DEL REY, CA

MARINA DEL REY has 13,048 households, with an average household size of 1.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in MARINA DEL REY do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,951 people call MARINA DEL REY home. The population density is 11,426.86 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.75 / 49.25%

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The following schools are within or nearby MARINA DEL REY. 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.
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Westside Global Awareness Magnet
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