Mar Vista is near the center of LA’s West Side. It is a family-friendly neighborhood that enjoys a virtually perfect geographical position adjacent to Santa Monica, Palms, Venice and Del Rey and it’s not far from upmarket family neighborhood of Cheviot Hills. It has an exceptionally high percentage of locals with four-year degrees (42.3 percent of residents 25 and over) within the city. That’s not surprising considering its educational offerings. These include public schools like Mar Vista Elementary School, as well as nearby private schools like Le Lycée Francais and parochial schools like Notre Dame Academy.
Mar Vista is an economically diverse neighborhood of apartment buildings and single-family homes. The hilly areas near its border with Santa Monica, whose spectacular ocean views give Mar Vista its name, hold some of the most expensive land in the community.