EVENTS and THINGS TO DO
On Sundays, residents visit their neighborhood hotspot, the Mar Vista Farmers Market. The market features sustainable local produce, food vendors, arts and crafts collective, pet sitters and more. The Farmers Market also hosts six annual festivals throughout the year, including the Kids Valentine Party & Concert, Cinco de Mayo, Birthdaypalooza, the Halloween Festival, Dia de los Muertos, and Winter Festival.
With easy access to the beach, mountains, desert and more, residents can hit the California coast in neighboring Venice or Santa Monica for beach days or spend a night under the stars camping in the nearby National Parks. Residents can also enjoy studio tours, shopping at the nearby Santa Monica Promenade, visits to theme parks, professional sports games at the Staples Center downtown, or a short drive to one of many museums and galleries in Los Angeles. Additional places of interest include the Getty Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and the L.A. Zoo.
The public schools within Mar Vista are supported by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and include Mar Vista, Walgrove Avenue, Grand View Boulevard and Beethoven Street Elementary Schools, Mark Twain Middle School, and Venice Senior High School. Private schools include the Windward School serving grades 7-12 and Wildwood School serving grades K-12. Additional education centers include Venice Community Adult School, Phoenix Continuation School and the McBride Special Education Center.
Higher education is provided by the nearby Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College, Antioch University, Loyola Marymount University, University of California-Los Angeles or the University of Southern California, to name a few.
Mar Vista has successfully found a way to maintain the charming image of Main Street America, keeping the family-owned neighborhood shop concept and sustainable shopping a priority. Nearby major employers include Belkin, Electronic Arts, Universal Music Group, Lionsgate Films and the RAND Corporation, while adjacent Santa Monica is becoming a major industry hub for game development. Los Angeles is the largest manufacturing center in the west, one of the world's busiest ports, a major financial and banking center, and the largest retail market in the United States.
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