Playa Del Rey

This coastal community, known for its rolling hills that rise up to 125-feet above sea level, offers its residents impressive vistas, modern condos, and beachfront lots. A prime Silicon Beach location (Facebook LA, YouTube Space LA, and Microsoft are within minutes), Playa Del Rey sits next to Marina del Rey, Ballona Creek, Playa Vista, and one of L.A.’s cleanest and least crowded beaches. The upscale residential neighborhood is no longer a sleepy beach community: Top Chef runner-up Brooke Williamson’s Playa Provisions houses a high-end restaurant, whiskey bar, casual market counter, and ice cream shop, and the beer and burger selection at The Tripel is on point. Get a taste of old school Playa at the cheese wedge-shaped Harbor Room, which is L.A.’s smallest bar.

87 Walkability Score