Culver City, California is a star-dusted and sun-drenched community of greater Los Angeles. It is known as the “Heart of Screenland” and is home to multiple television and film production studios. It’s location puts Culver City in the very pulse of the Los Angeles area. It is easy to reach the beach, the airport, the freeways and the rest of Westside Los Angeles from a doorstep in Culver City. A light rail system also connects Culver City to downtown L.A. It’s a very attractive community when looking for a location to live in the general Westside region and want somewhere that is pedestrian friendly with shopping, restaurants and some nightlife.
The revitalization of Culver City’s downtown has made this an exciting place to live. The advent of Sony Pictures Entertainment brought with it a much-appreciated upgrade to the shopping district. Since Culver City has a small footprint of roughly five square miles, it is more like a small village atmosphere. It is still one of the safest areas in all of Los Angeles. There are several good restaurants, many art galleries, bars, performing arts venues and movie theaters. Shopping is plentiful and Culver City has major national brands like Target and Trader Joe’s. There are also a number of shopping malls in the vicinity like Westside Pavilion, Fox Hills Mall and The Grove. Still a strong Mom and Pop business community, there are many local eateries that are hometown favorites like Johnnie’s Pastrami, Tito’s Tacos, La Ballona and the Overland Cafe.
The Culver City real estate market is rapidly appreciating. All of the positive changes in the community are enticing people to move here. Just like with single family, detached homes, condominiums are in high demand. There is limited inventory coming onto the market and condos are being put under contract soon after being listed, sometimes with multiple offers. Condos that were once being used as rentals are now being listed for sale since the market has heated up so much. When buying a condo in Culver City make sure to have completed all financial preparations in advance. It is key to be working with a Realtor® who has area knowledge and strong negotiation skills like the team at Hartman Cole. Condo ownership makes a lot of financial sense in neighborhoods like these where rents can be equal to monthly mortgage payments for the same amount of space.
First time homebuyers and people who are relocating to Culver City have found the option of owning a condo very attractive. In Culver City the majority of the larger condominium buildings are located on the side of town closest to Westfield Mall and Fox Hills Park. Even the condominiums in Culver City have a touch of Hollywood glamour. MGM Studios filmed many of its classic movies in Culver City during its heyday. MGM once stored the wild animals that used for filming on land that is now the condo communities of Raintree and Tara Hill. There are both beautiful large complexes that incorporate the feel of a high-end vacation resort with condo living, smaller buildings and luxury construction. Complexes can provide great amenities like gated access, pools, fitness centers and clubhouses. Typically these complexes have floorplans that include one to three bedroom units. Another option for condo living are townhomes. While smaller than the resort styles, these also feature athletic courts and swimming pools. A condo that could be considered a “fixer upper” is priced at just below $500,000. Other prices range from $500,000 to $700,000 for one to three bedrooms and up to $1 million for a luxury, three bedroom in a newly constructed building.
The Realtors® at Hartman Cole can answer all of your questions about buying a home in Culver City. Given them a call today. They look forward to hearing from you and to earning your trust and lasting business.