A Guide to Mar Vista


Sitting just at the edge of Venice and the start of Culver City, Mar Vista has been a relatively sleepy neighborhood that many Angelenos weren't even aware of. Every Sunday locals flock to the farmer's market, and many of the local kids attend the School of Rock. Now with " the growing buzz over new additions to the neighborhood and long-running favorites. 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.

The neighborhood, which is primarily centered around the stretch of Venice Boulevard on both sides of Centinela Avenue, also features an excellent weekly farmers’ market, a regularly occurring art walk and huge colorful murals painted by local artists. 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."

Check out the rest of the article on Time Out Los Angeles, and the inland mention here.