Marina del Rey

Where Sailboats Dot the Ocean 

Marina del Rey translates to “Harbor of the King.” It is a very well suited name, as the marina is one of the largest man-made marinas’ in the United States. Marina del Rey’s rich foundation history is a testament to this sophisticated community. Countless of private and federally-funded organizations attempted to build Marina del Rey, however, these projects would start and then stall, the earliest one being in 1880 by M.C. Wicks. Through a myriad of stalled projects, Marina del Rey was finally constructed in the 1950s and gained its grandiose name in 1962.
 

Real Estate Insights:

The current average selling price for single-family homes in Marina del Rey is $880,000, which is a 17% increase from the previous year. The average price per square foot is $623, which rose from $585.  

What to Love:

  • Marina del Rey’s famous Farmers’ Market. This farmers market is like no other, held every Saturday right on the marina, this outdoors market allows for visitors to enjoy a beautiful sunny California day while strolling through the delicious produce offered by Californian farmers. Stop by to pick up your fresh produce for the week, or even a healthy lunch followed by the amazing desserts found at the market. The locally-sourced flowers offered at the market are also a sight that cannot be missed as the fragrant flowers can be detected from afar.  

Parks & Nature:

  • The Ballona Wetlands of Marina del Rey are a keystone to the area. This beautiful 2-acre wetland offers beautiful trails throughout the park. The watershed walk is one that should not be missed. The incredible thing about the Ballona Wetlands is its extensive restoration project that was founded in 1978. With hundreds of invasive species in the park, thousands of volunteers gather year-round to help protect and restore the wetlands.

  • Yvonne B. Burke Park is a beautiful park where the Marvin Braude Bike Trail crosses through. The Marvin Braude Bike Trail, also known as the strand as it extends for 22 miles. The Northernmost tip begins at the Wills Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades and runs all the way South until Torrance. There are also multiple fitness stations along the bike trail. 

Restaurants:

  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers the finest steak around served in a 500-degree plate. It’s luxe decor and comfortable seating allow for the perfect business meeting or romantic date night. The bar offers nice seating and strong drinks.

  • Sugar Fish is a decadent sushi restaurant that utilizes only the freshest fish for their dishes. Even though it is in a small location it remains packed throughout the day. People will wait the long wait times for its coveted sashimi. 

  • For lovely Mediterranean cuisine, Cafe del Rey is the place to go. Being harborside, diners get to enjoy the gorgeous sunset. 

  • The Warehouse has an interesting lively decor, and as much effort as was put into the decor much more is put into the food. This American style restaurant offers delectable steaks and seafood as well. 

  • Chart House offers fresh seafood daily with a great atmosphere and good customer service. The famous lobster bisque is renowned by the locals. 

Schools:

Public:

  • Coeur d'Alene Avenue School, grades K-5

  • Marina del Rey Middle School, grades 6-8

  • Venice Senior High School, grades 9-12