Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey


Marina Del Rey is an unincorporated section of Los Angeles situated on a man-made boat harbor, one of the largest in the United States. This seaside paradise has 19 marinas that can hold up to 5,300 boats. The Los Angeles Times calls the marina, “perhaps the country’s most valuable resource.” Marina Del Rey is bordered by Venice Beach to the north and Playa Del Rey to the south. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) sits just four miles south of Marina Del Rey. The Marina, including its homes, Strand jogging path, and beach, are surrounded by the city of Los Angeles, but retain a Marina Del Rey address. Marina Del Rey enjoys a moderate climate year round, reaching highs in the low 80’s during the summer months and lows around 45 degrees in the winter. The city is comprised of 1.55 square miles of real estate, nine tenths of which is island and the rest of which is water.

Marina Del Rey is home to many shops, restaurants, and residences, most of which command incredible city, marina, and ocean views. Residents enjoy a unique combination of urban sophistication, small-town amenities and services, and a laid-back beach vibe. Burton W. Chase Park hosts a concert series that is a highlight of Marina Del Rey summers. The community houses the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a regulatory body for the Internet domain and address system. UCLA’s Marine Aquatic Center is located in Marina Del Rey, as is USC’s Information Sciences Institute. Marina Del Rey families spend days exploring the nearby Ballona Wetlands, the California Yacht Club, and the Villa Marina Marketplace.

The primary thoroughfare into Marina Del Rey is the three-mile-long Marina Freeway (State Route 90) that links the town to Culver City and the 405 freeway to the east. Access from Santa Monica and the north is easily obtained via Lincoln Boulevard or Pacific. Marina Del Rey is governed by the City of Los Angeles, and is under the jurisdiction of the LA County Sheriff’s Department. There are no schools located in Marina Del Rey, but children attend a number of nearby LAUSD campuses like Coeur d’Alene Avenue Elementary School, Marina Del Rey Middle School, and Venice High School. The population in Marina Del Rey is 8,866. Housing consists mostly of upscale, high-rise condos and apartments.

The main attractions include the Fisherman’s Village, Marina’s Mother Beach, Burton W. Chace Park, Villa Marina Marketplace, or outdoor activities like sport fishing, which includes ocean excursions for whale watching, day trips to Catalina, boat rentals, besides attending the annual Holiday Boat Parade and Festival.




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