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Until recently, Playa Vista was just a 1,000-acre plot of undeveloped land sitting adjacent to Loyola Marymount University and Los Angeles International Airport. The area’s claim to fame was being known as the spot where Howard Hughes’ stored his famed prototype airplane, the Spruce Goose. And then the building boom of the early 2000s hit the area.
Bordered by the Ballona Wetlands to the west, Ballona Creek to the north, Dawn Creek Drive to the east and the Westchester Bluffs to the south, a 2012 Wall Street Journal article, revealed the neighborhood has seen dramatic growth over the last decade. More than 2 million square feet of office space and 3,000 homes have been constructed– with plenty more on the way. Developers are making it L.A.’s hot new place to call home. Plans are also in the works to create “village” atmosphere within the community that would include a movie theater, supermarket and additional office buildings for what developers are calling the “discerning Westside buyer.”
Don’t assume Playa Vista is all brick and asphalt. Bike paths, walking paths, public parks and even a dog park dot this ever-growing community’s landscape. In 2001 an ambitious building plan was started to create a community that offered a mix of exclusive and affordable homes surrounded by wetlands and a wildlife preserve. Thanks to strong environmental protection efforts, the area is home to Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets and the endangered California Least Tern.
For anyone seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of L.A., Playa Vista is a hidden gem.