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As below, fix your map first...

...then include the brand new K-5 public elementary school that just opened within the truce Playa Vista 90094!

— Steve Soboroff
August 19, 2012 at 2:47 p.m.

LA Times: Why won't you fix the incorrect map that includes Del Rey within Playa Vista?

— Bob R.
August 8, 2012 at 10:48 p.m.

The reason why there is such a large number of WWII Veterans and people of Japanese ancestry is because the region of Del Rey, which was built in the early 1900's, labeled as "Playa Vista".

— A resident of Del Rey
June 17, 2012 at 9:24 p.m.

The region north of Jefferson Blvd, and west of Centinela Ave, is in Del Rey, not Playa Vista. Playa Vista was built in the 90's and is continuing to be built (Phase 2), on a major portion of the Ballona Wetlands.

— Anonymous
May 12, 2012 at 9:29 a.m.

There is a new book by a local historian names Duke Dukesherer, that tells the whole story of this area. See;

I just moved here from Detroit last year, and really appreciate the information in the book.

— Kirby
January 19, 2011 at 2:19 a.m.

I think your population density for Playa Vista is incorrect: you based it on 2000 figures. If you use your 2008 stats, then the density is 4623/sq. mile.

— Chuck
October 16, 2010 at 11:52 a.m.

This map is wrong! LA TIMES, stop the madness and delete the sections of Del Rey from Playa Vista!

— John
June 8, 2010 at 10:07 p.m.

Very expensive development. It started out a bit more affordable but not it's turned into another Los Angles community with virtual economic gates. The developers need to make sure they provide a significant percentage of mixed-income housing. I think this was promised early on as part of the deal to develop this prime piece of ocean view property.

— Visitor who Can't Afford it
March 31, 2010 at 10:11 a.m.

The boundaries of Playa Vista are shown incorrectly. Should only cover Zip 90094...

— Lala
March 30, 2010 at 1:28 p.m.

This is not accurate. Playa Vista is a development within the 90094 zip code. It is south of Jefferson, except for a small section near Lincoln. This needs some serious re-work.

— Steve
February 6, 2010 at 11:32 p.m.

Please change this map! I was raised mostly in that area north/east of Centinela and we most definitely are NOT in Playa Vista! We belong to Del Rey, although many people living in that area identify strongly with Culver City.

— Rob
August 20, 2009 at 3:22 p.m.

This map is totally wrong! All the comments from the last version gave you very precise definition of Playa Vista... it is identical to zip code 90094. I guess it was inevitable that the business/industrial part of Del Rey (North of Jefferson, South of Ballona Creek/90 freeway and west of Centinela would want to identify with Playa Vista since they are completely detached from the rest of Del Rey. So I guess it is feit accompli for those people. But I'm pretty sure the people living east and north of Centinela would not consider their neighborhood to be Playa Vista.

Also, Playa Vista extends past Lincoln to Culver and Jefferson. Most of the Ballona Creek reserve is actually in Playa Vista's boundary.

— Irwin
June 4, 2009 at 10:21 a.m.

We moved to Playa Vista from New Jersey three years ago and have found the community excellent for our needs. My wife and I are senior citizens who lived in a small community in N.J. for 42 years, so we wanted to stay away from the big city and find a community compatable with our life styles. Playa Vista fits the bill. It is a quiet comunnity (except for a busy Lincoln Avenue to our West) and the people who live here take good care of the community. It is expensive. We rent, but the rents are quite high and the quality of life is excellent. The majority of residents own condos. (There are three rental sites in Play Vista.) Businesses have now opened in the community. We have a fine up-scale restaurant, our own bank and library, a coffee shop, and an up-scale convenience store. A "town square" with many stores is in the planning.

Downsides: It is expensive. We are also surrounded by Lincoln Avenue, one of the most congested and harshest avenues on the West Side, and Jefferson, which is really a super highway. One must be very careful in crossing.

Landmarks: This is where Howard Huges once built his planes, so we have a street called "Runway Road" right where the huge planes once taxied and took off. Hughes' factory still exists to the east.

Playa Vista means a lot to us -- it is relatively quiet by L.A. standards. The people are mostly professionals and very gregarious and pleasant. We also have a lovely "clubhouse" with an Olympic swimming pool, quiet rooms, facilities for parties and get-togethers. There is lot of park land, two marvelous and state-of-the-art children's placegrounds, a great soccer field for everybody, and a huge community gathering place. All these facilities are open to everybody, not just residents. Playa Vista welcomes the outside community to use the outdoor facilities, although not those in the clubhouse. An elementary school is planned, but this may be the distant future.

This community was beautifully planned and landscaped, in my opinion. Come on down and check us out.We even have a modest dog run for your dog.

— Russ Higgins
June 3, 2009 at 10:19 a.m.

Playa Vista

is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the Westside region of Los Angeles County.
This neighborhood includes Unincorporated Playa Vista in its area and statistics.
The neighboring communities are Culver City, Del Rey, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey and Westchester.
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