Welcome to Culver City
Just inland from Marina del Rey and Venice Beach, Culver City is a vibrant, affluent suburb of Los Angeles, California. Sunny and community-oriented, the area is well-known for its convenient, central location—Culver City is less than 20 minutes from the beaches, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica.
Named after its founder Harry Culver and officially incorporated in 1917, archaeological evidence suggests there was a human occupation in the area as early as 8,000 BC. Modern-day Culver City is home to around 40,000 residents. The city has a history of movie production, with studios such as Sony, Screen Gems, Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, and Happy Madison Productions located here. Culver City is also home to several large corporations, including Beats Audio and the NFL.
With an array of residential architecture that includes charming two-story townhomes tucked behind gates, historic Craftsmen, single-family new builds, luxury condos with ample amenities, and plenty more, Culver City offers a variety of housing options that suit any need.
What to Love
- Commuter city with great access to large metropolis areas
- Close to beaches, outdoor recreation
- Excellent school system
People & Lifestyle
Fairly diverse with high average income rates, Culver City is a great place for those who want a life of luxury without any sense of elitism. The city boasts an incredible school system, ample jobs across distinctive fields—arts and media, entertainment, management and business, math and science, IT—and a close neighborhood feel that makes it perfect for families and young professionals looking to build a community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Shop over 100 stores at Westfield, an expansive shopping mall that houses name brands such as Express and LUSH, as well as several popular chain stores, groceries, and places to eat. For a more boutique, upscale experience, check out Platform, a sophisticated shopping center that has stylish restaurants and impressive one-of-a-kind shops.
Looking for a totally unique dining experience? At Blind Barber, you’ll find a retro-style barbershop housing a secret vintage bar in the back that serves craft cocktails and contemporary pub fare. Another vintage atmosphere, Johnnie’s Pastrami is the place to go for a classic pastrami sandwich, pie à la mode, and great music from the retro jukebox.
A local favorite, Lodge Bread is a brick-and-mortar bakery specializing in bread-making and pizzas. Their massive, delicious cinnamon rolls are a must-try that will have you coming back for seconds—and thirds! Elevate your dining experience at Akasha, a new American and California
-style restaurant that takes inspiration from cultures across the globe to blend seamlessly into more traditional dishes. Their ingredients are procured locally, always fresh, and give an added level of excellence to every menu item.
Things to Do
One of the most beloved activities in Culver City, the Street Food Cinema is a summertime joy that includes outdoor movie viewing, gourmet street food vendors, and incredible live music performances. Held in Veterans Memorial Park on ample green space, this event is one that you won’t want to miss.
If you’re looking for a glamorous night out or simply drinks with friends, The Culver Hotel has you covered. In The Grand Lobby, you can enjoy jazz music, classic movie projections, and drinks in an elegant setting, while in The Velvet Lounge, you’ll experience lush décor and a vintage speakeasy vibe. The hotel also frequently features live music, hosts events, and has options to rent the space for your own celebrations.
Culver City is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Farragut Elementary School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school
- Culver City Middle School, 6-8, highly-rated public middle school
- Culver City High School, 9-12, highly-rated public high school