Silicon Beach is a nod to Northern California’s Silicon Valley and encompasses the following communities found on the Westside of Los Angeles.


Silicon Beach

Silicon Beach is a nod to Northern California’s Silicon Valley and encompasses the following communities found on the Westside of Los Angeles: Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, and Westchester. The area offers relatively easy access to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the largest and most connected airport in western North America. More than 500 technology companies call Silicon Beach home including Google / YouTube (Playa Vista), Snapchat (Venice), and Amazon (Santa Monica).


Westchester is an active and diverse community within the South Bay of Los Angeles. Surrounded by bluffs and the Pacific Ocean, the community of Westchester has come to be known as a "suburban oasis" in the city. The small-town neighborhood feel is especially popular among young couples and families buying their first single-family home. There are more than a dozen public, private, and charter schools within the boundaries of Westchester, including Loyola Marymount University, Otis College of Art and Design, and Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet Schools. It's proximity to the booming tech hubs in Venice, Playa Vista, Culver City, and El Segundo make Westchester an appealing home-buying destination for technology workers. Marina del Rey, Venice, and Playa del Rey are right down the hill, and with LAX just 5 minutes away, the ability to "get away" is easier than ever.

Playa del Rey

Playa Vista has become a key part of what is known as LA's "Silicon Beach," which also includes Venice and Santa Monica. Bordered on the north by Del Rey, on the east by Culver City, the south by Westchester, and the west by Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista is extremely accessible. A growing number of modern residential condos and apartment complexes have been built, as well as retail shops, restaurants, a cinema, and high-end grocery stores to appeal to the growing number of young families and urban professionals who call Playa Vista home.

Marina Del Rey 

Known as the "waterfront playground" of Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey is home to some of the best shopping, dining, and outdoor amusement. From sunset boat rides on the water, to adventures such as kayaking or jet skiing, to long strolls by the beautiful marina, Marina Del Rey is truly desirable for those seeking fresh ocean air and an active lifestyle. During the summer, the community comes together for events like the Marina Del Rey Summer Concert Series and art and food festivals, which give Marina Del Rey a friendly small-town feel. With hard to beat views of the largest man-made marina in the United States, Marina Del Rey consists of large condo towers and apartment complexes. Being bordered by Venice Beach on the north, Playa Del Rey on the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west, Marina Del Rey has become an extremely desired place to live.

Playa Vista

Playa Vista is a neighborhood nestled in the Westside of Los Angeles and was the headquarters of Hughes Aircraft Company from 1941 to 1985. The area began development in 2002 as a planned community with residential, commercial, open space, dining, and retail components making it a destination in its own right. The community attracted businesses in technology, media and entertainment and is home to FOX Sports, Google, LA Clippers, 72andSunny, YouTube Space LA, LMU Playa Vista Campus, USC Institute for Creative Technologies and more!

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is everything you love about a classic Southern California beach town mixed with a vibrant cityscape full of art, style, and adventure. Los Angeles’ coolest neighborhood is nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean, and is a seaside playground offering something for everyone. View the Santa Monica Pier and beyond from atop Pacific Park’s iconic ferris wheel. Shop, eat, and watch street performers at the Third Street Promenade. From family-friendly exploration and exciting day trips to chic nightlife venues and world-class restaurants. Santa Monica meshes laid-back beach vibes with the upscale like nowhere else.

Venice Beach

Venice was founded by Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a seaside resort town. Today, it’s an energetic beach town with upscale residential pockets and commercial properties along almost 3 miles of coastline. The free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is one of the most interesting and popular sites in Los Angeles to stroll through with funky shops, street performers, and colorful murals to revel at. Abbot Kinney Boulevard was dubbed “The Coolest Block in America” and has some of the best foodie hot-spots, stylish boutiques and local coffee bars around. Also, if you didn’t know they were there, one could easily walk right by The Venice Canals off 25th street. Here you will find four quarter-mile long canals with upscale luxury residences situated along the water.

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