Welcome to Playa Del Rey
A quaint coastal neighborhood with a tight-knit community
Situated on the Westside of Los Angeles, Playa Del Rey is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the city. Its location provides a beach getaway while still remaining within close proximity to the heart of downtown. Since you’re just a few minutes from the freeway, catching a flight from LAX or commuting to work has never been easier.
Originally known as Los Angeles’s hotspot for surfing, Playa Del Rey translates to “Beach of the King” in Spanish. Rock jetties were built to preserve the long sandy beaches and pathways, which created a wonderful surf for residents to swim in.
With sand dunes along the coast that climb as high as 125 feet, Playa Del Rey boasts some of the most breathtaking views of the ocean and the city. There is a wide variety of house styles with recently renovated interiors in the community, giving residents the perfect opportunity to find their dream home.
What to Love
- Sprawling hills covered in sand dunes known as “The Bluffs”
- Wide sandy beaches with an array of public activities and facilities
- Chic restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques
People and Lifestyle
Playa Del Rey is a laid-back beach enclave with long-time residents. It’s as friendly as it is beautiful, with people who relish its 1970s vibes. Once you move to this waterfront paradise, you’ll never want to leave — not with its easy access to white beaches and shallow waters.
Once known as one of Los Angeles’ hotspots for surfing, Playa Del Rey attracts people from all around the state. It’s a great place for people who enjoy a morning swim, an afternoon tan, or an evening stroll along the beach. It's the perfect location for retirees, families, or anyone who wants to live in a quiet, tight-knit community.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
With family-run businesses, chic coffee shops, and small boutiques, Playa Del Rey offers a multitude of places for you to enjoy with family or friends.
Get unique pieces of clothing and jewelry at one of the many boutiques in Playa Del Rey. There are no shopping centers or high-end stores, allowing you to find unforgettable pieces and support local businesses.
Cafe Milan is a small strip mall cafe that boasts the best breakfast in Playa Del Rey. It’s a staple in the community where all the locals run to for their morning meals before heading to the beach. If you’re looking for an afternoon spot to hang out with friends, Prince O' Whales
is everything in one. It’s got karaoke, live music, and multiple TVs for all your entertainment needs. If you’re looking for a newer spot to dine, Bacari PDR
has seamlessly ingrained itself into Playa Del Rey’s laid-back atmosphere with good food and better prices.
Things to Do
With sprawling sandy beaches and a variety of waterfront activities, there’s something for everyone to do in Playa Del Rey, and the locals know it best.
If you want to get involved with the community, plan a trip down to the beach, where Playa Del Rey citizens flock to. There’s sure to be something new every week, from local artists to burgeoning musicians.
From sitting on the beach and roasting marshmallows to biking with your friends, Dockweiler State Beach has you covered. If you prefer beach volleyball or want to sit in the park where basketball courts and playgrounds are, Playa Del Rey Beach is the place for you. The locals call it “Toes Beach,” a name derived from the surfing term for toes hanging off the surfboard.
Playa Del Rey is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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