Mar Vista

A Laidback Haven on the Coast
Mar Vista is a low-key, residential neighborhood with convenient access to roads stretching all over West LA. A short drive to stores or the UCLA campus and a straight shot down Venice Boulevard to the beach are huge pulls for the residents. The area is popular with students and young families who enjoy the laidback feel of the area and the measured distance from the commotion in many of West LA’s neighborhoods. Enjoy the peace and quiet hot a cup of joe at Coffee Connection or with a nice brunch at The Mar Vista.

Renters here consider the neighborhood to be family friendly and safe. Limited access to both public transit and nearby restaurants make this neighborhood less attractive to those without access to a vehicle.
What Mar Vista Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.3
value
7.0
amenities
7.1
social
5.0
management
8.1
Median rents in Mar Vista
Studio
$
2,100
1 Bedroom
$
2,750
2 Bedroom
$
3,550

Living in
Mar Vista

Quieter
Safe
Venice Boulevard
Limited Bars and Restaurants
Beach
Stores Close By
Laidback
Family Friendly
Mar Vista — 7.3/10 Rating (based on 15 neighborhood reviews)
There is a big park with grills, tennis courts, hockey court, baseball, soccer... trader joes, whole foods, ralphs, vons. No traffic around, in the middle of ucla, lax airport, venice/sta monica, downtown. Easy access to fwy.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
Not much nightlife, but Palms is friendly, quiet, and easy to navigate. There are good restaurants nearby, and lots of accessible grocery stores.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
There have been a couple of safety issues, but that’s fairly small considering the 1,600 units.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
It is a very nice neighborhood except for the area around National Blvd.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
boring place but fine
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
If you have a car, you are good. If you have money restrictions and cant buy one, you are in trouble.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
Lots if stores in proximity. Generally feel safe to walk around.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
Good, convenient neighborhood.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
Further from campus / MBA bars. Quieter neighborhood, mostly families and single-family homes nearby. Close to multiple grocery stores. Easy access to main roads / 405
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
Nice neighborhood, quiet and away from campus. As a married 30-something has been a better area for me than some of the other options.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Westside apartments
Crowded, dirty, loud. No restaurant/bar scene besides fast food restaurants. However, Mar Vista is close to other cool communities like Culver City, Venice, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Westwood.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
A little far from campus but most of the things you need you can get within walking distance.

Although it is generally safe, I would be cautious to walk around by myself at nighttime.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
Residential neighborhood. Very limited bars or restaurants. Houses are beautiful and neighborhood is safe. They shoot the show Coming to America across the street all the time.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Palms
A lot of amenities nearby (supermarket, gas station, pharmacy, etc)
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments
Street parking sometimes difficult, but otherwise pretty good.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Village Apartments


Getting to Know
Mar Vista

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: San Diego Fwy to Walgrove Ave
North to South Boundaries: Santa Monica Fwy to Washington Pl
dining
Asaya Restaurant
Galbi King
Status Kuo
The Wood
grocery
Ralphs
Trader Joe's
Vons
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
A4 Fitness CrossFit and Boxing
Benderbuilt Training
Pilates Essence
Pop Physique
parks
Mar Vista Recreation Center
Under the Sea
coffee
Coffee Connection
Rustic Kitchen Market & Cafe
Sophos Café
bus
14 (bus)
14/44 (bus)
17 (bus)
33 (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Mar Vista includes zip codes 90064 and 90066
Rent vs Own
55
%
of Mar Vista residents are renters
Driving to Work
81
%
of Mar Vista residents drive to work
New Construction
7
%
of housing units in Mar Vista have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
80
%
<20 units
10
%
20-49 units
10
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
19
%
18 - 34
27
%
35 - 54
31
%
55+
23
%
Unit Mix
4
%
Studio
27
%
1 Bed
35
%
2 Bed
34
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
63
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
3
%
Unemployed
6
%
Retired
19
%

Best Apartments
in Mar Vista


1 Bed $1,215
2 Beds $1,500
3 Beds $1,680

1 Bed $2,305
2 Beds $3,118

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Studio $2,332
1 Bed $2,453
2 Beds $2,860

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2 Beds $3,995

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