Culver City is a city spanning 5 miles in what is considered the “Westside” of Los Angeles. It sits below the 10 freeway and is mostly surrounded by the city of LA but also has a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County including Marina del Rey. It also borders Venice and Playa Vista to the west, West Adams and Mid-City neighborhoods to the east, and Palms & Mar Vista to the north.
I used to avoid Culver City because it was always featured on TV’s “COPS”. While there are some shady areas, it has grown to quite the destination with a revitalized downtown. More recently, the city has been “reborn”- gaining a reputation as a pedestrian-friendly destination with upscale restaurants, gastropubs, and a thriving art scene. An influx of many art galleries and restaurants to the eastern part of the city has led that portion to be formally designated as the Culver City Art District.
Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a significant center for motion picture and later TV production, in part because it was the home of MGM Studios. It also was the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1932 to 1985. National Public Radio West and Sony now have headquarters in the city. Hundreds of movies have since come out of Culver City including The Wizard of Oz, The Thin Man, Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, the Tarzan series, and the original King Kong. Numerous other films and TV shows continue to be shot here.
Small homes sell quickly and in multiple offers. You need close to a cool million to get started with a 3 bedroom home and $500k for a condo.
Culver City is home to several shopping centers and the Westfield Culver City shopping mall. Go explore & enjoy the fun shopping & amazing restaurants in downtown Culver City. You won’t be disappointed!