The King’s Beach and Appropriately Named – Playa del Rey
The Playa del Rey comes from the Spanish name the Kings Beach. If you had a chance to visit here, you certainly understand why and how it got that name. It is a major beachfront community in the city of Los Angeles. It lies on the west side of the city and is one of the fastest-growing parts of Los Angeles.
A Former Surf Capital – Playa del Rey
This Coastal neighborhood is known for its Rolling Hills and its amazing Beach. The Pacific Ocean abuts the entire Community to the West, as well as some other neighborhoods to other directions.
LAX lies to the South. This area became very popular after the first World War and one of the major surfing areas of the 1950s and 1960s.
However, much of the surf has left mainly due to the significant rocks put in place to prevent beach erosion. The population is relatively small only about 10,000. However, the median income is very high, well above the average for the city. About three-quarters of the people are white with a significant Asian and Latino population. However much of this area is mainly residential, and not commercial at all.
There are some area schools, and this area was once home to Phil Jackson as well as the actor Sam Elliott. All of these factors add up to an area that is popular but not among the most popular in the entire metro area. It is rapidly growing due to its position, though, and will likely continue growing well into the near future.
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Driving Directions to Ehline Law Firm from Playa del Rey.
The typical drive is 33 min (20.8 miles) via I-105 E and I-110 N from Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA.
- Take Pershing Dr to Century Fwy/Glenn Anderson Fwy/W Imperial Hwy in El Segundo 8 min (3.9 mi)
- Take I-105 E and I-110 N to W 4th St in Los Angeles.
- Take the 6th St/9th St exit from CA-110 21 min (16.5 mi)
- Take S Hope St to W 5th St 2 min (0.4 mi)