Very nice area and people from other areas often use and comment how much they like the park in Playa Vista.
Definitely a safe area but you can always pull up community crime stats online.
This is the best tool to find out the LA school district info for a particular address:
Playa Vista is served by the following public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District:
Loyola Village Elementary School (K-5)
Orville Wright Middle School (6-8)
Westchester High School (9-12)
There are also a host of other charter and private schools in the surrounding areas.
For more information on schools, visit http://www.greatschools.org.
All the best!
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