Marina Del Rey Real Estate
The term Marina del Rey is Spanish for “Harbor of the King.” Like much of the City of Angels, it has a rich and colorful history – it’s just not all that old. The harbor at the heart of the community of Marina del Rey is a splendid example of a successful Army Corps of Engineers project, funded and planned cooperatively by the federal government, Los Angeles County, and private developers. It is the largest man-made marina in the United States, with over 5,300 small-boat slips.
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MARINA DEL REY: A COASTAL PLAYGROUND
Marina Del Ray is a census designated place in Los Angeles County in California. It is always bustling with activities of not just the residents but also the tourists who come to enjoy in this coastal playground of Los Angeles. It has become a recreational hub of LA because of its easy access to the ocean. Surrounded on all sides by LA and water, Marina del Ray has Playa del Ray on its south and Venice on its northwest. Los Angeles International Airport is only 4 miles away from Marina del Ray.
IT WAS A MARSHY LAND BEFORE BEING DEVELOPED AS A HARBOUR
Before Marina del Ray was developed as a harbour, it was a marshy piece of land frequented by duck hunters. It was first given a name of Port Ballona and then Del Ray by a company called Beach Land Company that purchased it. It was through a loan of $2 million that Marina del Ray was constructed in 1960. It was designed as a harbour to handle boats. This is the reason it is shaped like a peninsula.
MARINA DEL RAY HAS WHITE MAJORITY
Marina del Ray has a population of around 10000 people. Vast majority of the population (80%) is white while nearly 8% people belong to African American race. Rest of the population of Marina del Ray is made up of Asians and Latinos. Median household income in Marina del Ray is more than $100000. However, nearly 10% of the population lives below the poverty line. Despite high income levels, cost of living in Marina del Ray is 19% higher than it is in rest of California. His is because of median home prices being 44% higher than in rest of California.
HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION FOR KIDS
Marina del Ray is a small neighbourhood with an area of just 1.5 square miles. Though it falls under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles Unified School District, it does not have a school inside its limits. Kids from Marina del Ray go to Coeur d’Alene Avenue Elementary School, Marina del Ray Middle School, and Venice High School for their education.
LOTS OF FACILITIES FOR FUN AND RECREATION
As mentioned above, Marina del Ray is like a coastal playground. In addition to the beautiful beaches, it also boasts two parks for the recreation of its residents. These are Chace Park (concerts are also organized here) and Yvonne De Burke Park. Another tourist attraction is the Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Ray.