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Culver City

Culver City is located in Los Angeles’ Westside south of the 10 and east of the 90 freeway, Culver City has experienced a rebirth. In recent years, dozens of galleries, design and architecture firms, wine bars and upscale eateries have moved in and young families and singles are replacing retirees. All of these changes reflect the discovery of a well situated alternative to pricier Santa Monica or Beverly Hills.

Neighborhoods

Buiness Districts

  • Hayden Tract
  • Culver Village
  • Fox Hills
  • Willat Hoke Triangle
  • Culver Center
  • Culver City Arts District
  • West Washington
  • Downtown Culver City
  • Sepulveda Gateway
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Culver Village
  • Ivy Station
  • Platform
  • Access Culver City
  • Carlson Park
    This neighborhood is bounded on the northwest by Culver Boulevard, on the northeast by Jasmine Avenue, on the southeast by Ballona Creek, and on the southwest by Keystone Avenue. It is located to the southwest of both City Hall and Downtown Culver City directly across Culver Boulevard form Sony Pictures Studios. Following development as a horse racing track and later as an auto raceway, the City Council of the City of Culver City voted in 1927 to dedicate the space to the development of the first park in Culver City. Initially called Victory Park, so named because the mayor’s wife believed “it was a victory to get a park,” the park was renamed in shortly after Dr. Carlson’s 1965 death in the Belgian Congo. 
  • Culver Crest
    Developed in the 1950’s by developer Lewis Crank, this neighborhood boasts large, mid-century hillside homes. 
  • Culver West
    A quiet neighborhood minutes away from the beach in western Los Angeles County. It is bounded on the east by Neosho Ave., on the west by Moore St., on the north by Washington Blvd., and on the south by Short Ave.
  • Fox Hills
    Fox Hills is the southeastern portion of Culver City. Originally undeveloped land dedicated to riding stables and golf courses, it now includes Westfield (formerly Fox Hills) Mall, a large indoor shopping center, office buildings along Slauson Avenue, and a residential area of apartment and condominium complexes south of Slauson. 
  • Lindberg Park
  • Sunkist Park
    Sunkist Park is bounded by Sepulveda Boulevard, the La Ballona Creek and Mesmer Avenue and boasts a public park (El Marino) and an elementary school (El Marino Language School).

Points of Interest

  • Ballona Creek Bicycle Path
    Beginning at National Blvd., the Ballona Creek Bike Path is a six-mile stretch of bike path that parallels Ballona Creek for most of its length before joining the Strand in Marina del Rey.
  • Culver City Arts District
    Culver City now features one of the highest concentrations of fine art galleries in Southern California with over twenty galleries located inside the city’s borders and as many just over the border within the City of Los Angeles.  Many of the galleries in and adjacent to Culver City are well-established, others are newly established.  Although art galleries are located throughout the city, the highest concentration is in the Culver City Art District which includes Washington Boulevard between Helms Avenue and Fairfax Avenue, and La Cienega Boulevard, between Venice Boulevard and Blackwelder St. 
  • The Culver Studios
    An independent production facility operating since 1918, serving the visionaries, mavericks and the independents of the industry, from David O. Selznick to Orson Welles to Alfred Hitchcock. T
  • Ivy Substation
    The Ivy Substation, named for the land development where it was located, was built in 1907 by the Los Angeles Pacific Railway Company. The Ivy was a branch of the electrical generation and distribution system in which electricity was transformed and distributed for use by the electric railway system. The Ivy Substation is now a 99-seat theatre facility located in the heart of Culver City’s historic downtown. “Tim Robbins’ The Actors’ Gang is the resident company.
  • Helms Bakery
    An entertainment complex featuring the Jazz Bakery, several cafes and restaurants as well as several large furniture storerooms.
  • Kirk Douglas Theatre
    The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City is the newest member of Center Theatre Group’s family of theatres. The 317-seat venue, located in a renovated historic theatre, opened in October 2004.
  • Sony Pictures Studio
    The original home of MGM Studios (1924 – 1986) the studio lot was purchased by Sony in 1990. Studio tours and television taping tickets are available.
  • Star Eco Station
    A non-profit environmental education and exotic wildlife rescue center dedicated to the mission of “Preservation Through Education”. Visitors to the Star Eco Station experience hands-on lessons of ecology and environmentalism during encounters with tropical birds, exotic reptiles, wildcats and ocean life in a tropical jungle setting.

Local’s Advice

Park outside of Dowtown and walk or bike in during weekend nights.