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Silverscreen to Silverstream: The Renaissance of Culver City

The century old city, founded by real estate developer and philanthropist Harry Culver in 1917.


Culver City today is in the midst of a renaissance. The century old city, founded by real estate developer and philanthropist Harry Culver in 1917, almost immediately became an epicenter for the motion picture business. Three major film studios opened within seven years of its founding, and WWII saw the city become a central hub for aircraft production. 
 
Suburbanization and development in the 1960s led to the area’s decline before a revitalization effort beginning in 1990 jump-started Culver City and led to the renaissance it’s enjoying today. 
 
With a walkable downtown and vibrant pedestrian life, sunny parks, gorgeous bike trails, and robust nightlife, Culver City has a little something for everyone.
 

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

 
Local Culver City coffee shops reflect the diversity of its residence with vibes ranging from the trendy Bar Nine to the kitchy Tanner’s Coffee Company. 
 



Bar Nine

 
The weekly Tuesday afternoon Farmers Market is a great way to connect with the friendly community and buy delicious fresh produce. Any foodie will find themselves in heaven with a wide range of delectable and diverse options from the bright and crisp rooftop fare of Margot to the Irish Fare at Auld Fella.
 
For a bit of nostalgia, head over to Dear John’s, an iconic bar and restaurant just a ways down from Sony Studios on Culver Blvd and the former watering-hole for the Hollywood elite including Frank Sinatra.
 
Once the sun goes down the fun is just beginning, Backstage Bar and Grill is a dive bar favorite with some of the best Karaoke in L.A., while Seventy7 Lounge offers a more upscale cocktail vibe.
 

From Screen to Stream

 
Since Culver City has such a rich history of movie production it’s little surprise it finds itself, once again, in the epicenter of the entertainment industry. The iconic 1918 Colonial mansion of Culver Studios is now home to Amazon Studios, who is in the midst of building a new $620 million campus next door. 
 


The Culver Studios

 
A half-mile away, HBO is planning to move into the new 5.2-acre Ivy Station development, which is under construction next to the Metro Expo Line’s Culver City Station. And Apple is moving in right across the street, to a new four-story headquarters at the intersection of Washington and National Boulevards.
 
There is certainly an emergence of big-name tech and media companies that are finding creative space in or around Culver City looking to plant their roots.
 

Community

 
With so much to offer young professionals, families, and those in the film industry Culver City represents the best blend of local community and big city opportunity. With a revitalized downtown, its own police and fire departments, and an independent school district, Culver City offers a family-friendly community with easy access to the wider Los Angeles - a solid investment for anyone considering purchasing a home in this booming community!
 
The beach is only a short bike ride away thanks to the Ballona Creek Bike Path, and close proximity to the 405, the 10, and The Metro Rail’s E (Expo) line means the rest of Los Angeles is just a short trip away. 
 
For the most up-to-date real estate market insights for Culver City including median price for homes sold, median price per square foot, and/or days on the market, contact us today: team@davisandburns.com
 


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