Culver City · Lower Pacific Heights

Where to live in LA, if you love Lower Pac Heights

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A star was born when production studios relocated to Culver City in the early 1900s. Blending nostalgia with right-now trends, Culver City tugs on the heartstrings and pushes the envelope. Ice-skating rinks, tree-lined streets, and community theatres temper Culver City’s pool-sharking bars, bare-faced art galleries, and restaurants that sound best when their name is whispered. Even better, Downtown is reachable by public transit, but like most of LA, it’s still more convenient with a car.

Check out how Culver City compares to Lower Pac Heights. And when you’re ready to relocate, let me know, and I’ll be happy to help!

Lower Pacific Heights

Thank you realtors for yet another neighborhood that used to be called something totally different 20 years ago. (Western Addition, Upper Fillmore, Lower Pac Heights,)

Culver City

For when you like the west side, but Santa Monica is too much of a hassle.

Who lives here:

People who want to claim Pac Heights, but can’t afford Pac Heights; young professionals

Who lives here:

Post-college students and Sony employees

Median one-bedroom rent:

$3,260/month

Median one-bedroom rent:

$1,471/mo

Bar and restaurant scene:

Upper Fillmore has lots of great bars and restaurants that cater to both families and professionals. SPQR, Pizzeria Delfina, and Elite Café are all good choices, plus there’s a ton of Thai food for eating in or taking out. Harry’s is the spot to watch the game and is usually full of people who’ve had one or two too many on the weekends.  

Bar and restaurant scene:

A-Frame and JR’s Barbeque are in Culver City. Any other questions?

Public transit situation: Eh… the 1, 22, and 24 are all right there, but you’ll probably Uber a lot. Transportation situation: You can practically smell the 405 and the 10, and one day when they complete the Expo Line, you’ll be able to get that going to SaMo.
Quote from a resident: “I had no idea Lower Pac Heights wasn’t a thing until a couple of years after I moved here. I like it a lot, but being so close to a Kiehl’s has been a challenge. Being close to so much shopping in general is actually hard, though it’s good if I need a last-minute outfit. I definitely think it’s a fun place to live, especially if you’re sort of new to the city.” – Jennifer M. Quote from a resident: “Culver City is an awesome place to walk around, and when they finish the train, it’s gonna be even better.”


 

 

More about Culver City

WHERE TO GET WORK DONE

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We Work, Culver City

In an atmospheric brick warehouse, this industrious Culver City coworking space features soaring ceilings, expansive skylights, and beautiful wooden beams. Huge windows ring this single-story building, which breaks up the space with three different mezzanine levels. Two garage doors slide up to connect the common area with the outdoor patio, which is equipped with hammocks and picnic tables. Desks start at $350/ month.

 

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Looking for a free place to work? Check out the oldest coffee shop in Culver City, Tanner’s Coffee Co. They pride themselves on a great customer experience. They feature a variety of award winning coffees and teas, a selection of decadent pastries and cakes, the finest bagels in all the land, an outdoor patio, comfy seats, and free wifi.

 

COFFEE/ TEA

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The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa

The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa has been a thriving and vibrant part of the Culver City community since 1995.  Birthed out of the imaginations and hard work of a local family, it quickly became a hangout spot that appealed to local Culver City residents as well as Sony Studios employees, who found it to be in the perfect spot after a short walk for an espresso, macchiato, cappuccino topped with a velvety foam heart or a rosetta latte amid the grind of cranking out movies or music.

HOMES FOR SALE

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Courtesy of: Angela Chen, Teles Properties, Inc.

5215 Sepulveda Boulevard #5B Culver City CA 90230

Updated 2 bed 2.5 bath Culver City townhouse in Studio Village complex. Features include direct access side by side parking garage to a large bonus room/den and side by side w/d. Main level shows living area is light and bright with updated kitchen counter tops, powder bathroom and hardwood floors throughout leading out to a private open patio space great for relaxing & entertaining. Upstairs 2nd floor features master bedroom and second bedroom both with their own bathrooms. Studio Village complex offers an adult pool, a wading pool, playground, putting green, recreation room, and fitness room. Culver city schools, close to the 405 & 90 fwy, and minutes to many restaurants/shops!

Asking: $689,000.00

• 2 Bed

• 3 Bath

• 1,254 Sqft

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by: Airbnb,  Daisy Barringer, Wilder Shaw,  and Leila Najafi  from Thrillist.com.

 

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