Before we moved into my area in Silver Lake over 12 years ago, our street seemed a bit dodgy.
We spent time walking around day and night and meeting neighbors and decided to move here.
No regrets! I don't live in Mar Vista but always enjoyed helping clients look for homes in that neighborhood.
I owned a home in Mar Vista for 8 years. Mar Vista covers a very large area and some neighborhoods are safer than others. Mar Vista Hill, Mar Vista Knoll and Westdale Trousdale have expensive homes and are generally perceived as safer. The blocks adjacent to Venice Blvd. and south are a little are closer to traffic and commercial areas and tend to have more graffiti, etc. I believe every neighborhood in Mar Vista has improved but there are still small pockets with gang activity. There are two long standing rival gangs, the V13 and Culver City Boyz but I couldn't tell you what they are up to these days. You might contact the Pacific division of the LAPD to get crime statistics.
Check out the Wikipedia page
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.
Aaron Mirsky, Coldwell Banker
I'm 35 year resident of Santa Monica and Mar Vista
Mar Vista has one of the most active community councils in Los Angeles, and many changes are happening everyday... The park has been all redone, our city councilmen lives on my block!!!!
If you are wondering about a specific address you can go the http://www.lacity.org and put it in the crime report section.. and don't forget to check your current address!!!
Madelaine Kolisnyk, Realtor
Madelaine K Properties
Take a look at https://www.crimereports.com/ and punch in the full address. Just click on the icons and they will tell you about sex offenders and give you a crime report on the map. The information is very specific and detailed.
All the best,
Wellman Realty Company
Mar Vista/ Palms is a lovely neighboorhood with mature trees and well cared for homes. It's also pricy with homes on the hill areas that have ocean views, commanding prices in the millions.
The area is vibrant and active with many parks and families are always out and about, enjoying the area. The parks in the area are very popular and have many communitiy activities.
As Realtors we are limited to advice that is within the scope of our expertise. For Crime statistics visit http://,www.lapdonline.org/crime.