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Marina del Rey, California enjoys near-perfect weather. Imagine sapphire waters, warm ocean breezes, and 286 sunny days during the year. The temperature ranges from the mid-60s to the 70s (F) in summer, mid-50s to mid-60s (F) in the winter. Imagine yourself gazing out of your new condo at a maze of sun-washed million-dollar yachts on more than 400 acres of glittering water while enjoying breakfast. This and more is awaiting you in Marina del Rey.

It is the largest marina community in the Los Angeles area, featuring high-end apartments and condominiums, some single family homes, and upscale hotels, restaurants, and shops on the Santa Monica Bay. The marina, operated by Los Angeles County, provides berths for more than 6,000 private pleasure boats and yachts.

It is one of the most accessible areas in Southern California on L.A.'s west side. This exclusive, secluded community offers easy freeway access via the Marina Freeway (freeway 90). Located less than four miles north of Los Angeles International Airport. Nearby are the Fox Hills Mall shopping center, the eclectic attractions of the Venice Beach artistic community, the world renowned Muscle Beach, and Santa Monica there is plenty to do and see. We are only a few miles from the finest cultural sites, The Getty Center, the newly opened Getty Villa, The Disney Concert Hall, and UCLA.

An oasis of nature in Los Angeles' Westside, with miles of waterfront paths along the marina's jetty. For the energetically inclined, a bicycle path that begins at the marina goes along the beach to the north end of Santa Monica, passing the Santa Monica Pier along the way. Bicyclers and skaters can also enjoy eight miles of almost traffic-free paved trail along the scenic Ballona Creek Trail. You can paddle, fish, bike, sail, or swim to your heart's content. Herons and Egrets nest in the trees around town. Burton Chase Park, with its raised knoll, rolling lawns and location at the end of Bali Way, in the heart of the Marina, surrounded on three sides by water. It truly is the center of life in Marina del Rey. It hosts barbecues, picnics and a series of free concerts in the summer and other annual events.

The Westside of Los Angeles is comprised of some of the most desirable communities in Los Angeles. They are less congested than inland areas of Los Angeles, in terms of both traffic and population density. It is a wonderful place to live and do business.

It has its own special character; upscale and upbeat, with some very affluent residents, yet centrally located, with easy access to many surrounding attractions and events. It boasts some of the best air quality in the greater LA area. There are many inviting green spaces here; parks, playgrounds, country clubs, and the 54,000 acre Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area only minutes away.

Here on the Westside, we are accustomed to excellent cuisine. The Zagat Guide just named it the best dining neighborhood/area in Southern California. Outstanding restaurants are everywhere and Marina del Rey is home to several. From boater hangouts to fine restaurants at Fisherman's Village along Admiralty Way, everyone can find a restaurant to suit the occasion.

People of many faiths have built places of worship in these communities, and each community has its library, public recreation center, shopping centers, and medical centers. Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital is located in Marina del Rey, and Washington Medical Center is nearby in Culver City.

Some of the best public and private schools in the LA area can be found in the Westside; including summer programs for children, continuing education for adults, and education for those with special needs or interests. Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College, and Loyola Marymount University offer convenient educational opportunities.

Local shopping is available at Marina Market Place, Villa Marina Center, and the trendy shops and restaurants of Fisherman’s Wharf, a waterfront boardwalk reminiscent of a New England fishing town. Fisherman’s Village also features free outdoor concerts on weekends.

This facile combination of economic opportunity and domestic tranquility, of local cultural attractions, vibrant shopping districts, and recreational diversity, the prospect of warm sun, clean air, and cloudless skies, make the Westside one of the best places to live anywhere.