About 10 miles to the west of Los Angeles is Culver City, surrounded by the neighborhoods of Mar Vista, West LA, Palms, Westchester, Venice and Playa Vista. The city is regarded as a significant center for motion picture and television production, and is currently the home of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Real estate developer Harry Culver founded Culver City in 1913, on land that was part of three notable Ranchos created through land grants during the 1800s. The city was incorporated in 1917, and the first film studio was built in 1918. Other studios followed, such as the Hal Roach Studios and Metro Goldwyn Mayer, better known as MGM, which further established Culver City as a prime location for movie production. A redevelopment project was implemented in 2012, which has created a city center with great restaurants, movie theaters and shopping.
Neighborhoods/Real Estate Options
A good selection of real estate can be found in Culver City, with choices ranging from single-family residences to sprawling estate properties, to upscale townhouses, well-appointed condominiums, and luxury custom homes. The city has many diverse neighborhoods, which include Beverlywood West, Carlson Park, Culver Crest, Downtown Culver City, Fox Hills, Hayden Tract, Park East, Studio Estates, Sunkist Park, and more.
Culver City Unified School District is the city’s very own school district, which administers five elementary schools, one middle school, two high schools, plus an Adult School, Community Day School, and an Office of Child Development. There are also three elementary schools that are served by the Los Angeles Unified School District as well as several private schools.
The Culver City Arts District has more than 35 contemporary art galleries, 25 boutique and design retailers and 17 specialty restaurants and coffee bars. This area is highly regarded as one of Los Angeles’ premier art centers and offers a unique shopping and dining experience. Sony Pictures Studios, which was also the site of the former MGM Studios, offers walking tours with guides that will escort visitors to their studio sets, backlots, and soundstages, as well as attend tapings of popular TV game shows like “Jeopardy” or “Wheel of Fortune. Westfield Culver City, also known as Fox Hills Mall, provides shopping and dining options through over 170 shops and services, including anchor stores Best Buy, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Target. Other well-known brands and franchises featured at the Westfield Culver City include American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cinnabon, Disney Store, Forever 21, GameStop, H&M, Hollister, Old Navy, Olive Garden, Sanrio, Sephora, Starbucks, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Victoria’s Secret, and more.
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