Wedged between Venice and Culver City, Mar Vist is also known as “Views of the Sea”. Mar Vista is the epitome of old-school charm amongst its modernized renovations. With stylish new restaurants and cafés plus fun and quirky independent boutiques, Mar Vista offers plenty of excellent options to eat, drink, shop and explore. Mar Vista’s Sunday farmers’ market attracts hundreds of patrons every week. Food stalls, craft wares, and friendly samples coincide with the amenable attitudes of Mar Vista’s residents. Its mellow nature calls for sidewalk book exchanges, straw-top juice boxes, and smooth cruiser bikes. Both family-friendly and community-oriented, the neighborhood is speckled with multi-era architecture that serves all sorts of residents. Simple complexes and elaborate mansions all make their mark in Mar Vista. In Mar Vista, the intersection between old and new isn’t seen as a bother, it’s seen as a brother. The neighborhood masterfully combines old-school values with modern amenities. The area is also one of the first in L.A. to undergo improvements as part of a pilot program for the citywide Great Streets Initiative, and recently received new crosswalks, protected bike lanes and more to make the neighborhood safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Slow-children-at-play signs are as common as slow food movements. When in Mar Vista, prepare to travel slowly too!