Culver City is called “The Heart of Screenland”. It is the center for film and television production in the United States. With all of the glamour of the entertainment industry, Culver City has still managed to create for itself one of the best places to live in greater Los Angeles. Good schools, abundant greenspace and great spots for shopping, dining and entertainment add to the attraction. The city is home to entertainment executives, actors, sports figures and artists. It is also a very family friendly community and is the kind of place where there is always something to do.
With all that happening here, Culver City is the kind of place that lots of people are interested in calling home. Home values have been rising quickly. Newer and updated homes in upscale neighborhoods can now cost between $1 and $2.5 million.
Ever wonder what life might be like in the same town where Jeopardy and the Wheel of Fortune are taped? For starters, it is possible to get tickets to be in the studio audience. Culver City is the home to MGM Studios, NPR, Sony Pictures and Entertainment and the NFL Network studios. Once, Culver City was the headquarters for Hughes Aircraft Company. The entertainment industry is a part of everyday life here with the number of people who live and work in Culver City who are involved in television and film. Sony Pictures Entertainment plays a role in the local educational system. Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is sponsored in part by Sony. This program in music, theater and visual art, film and dance is a continuation of the regular school day that focuses on the arts. It is helping create the next generation of artists as well as helping to significantly raise the effectiveness of the school curriculum.
The educational system is independent of Los Angeles. The Culver City Unified School District operates schools that have received a Blue Ribbon designation and others that have been listed by US News and World Report as some of the top in the state of California. There are also extensive options for private education from pre Kindergarten through grade twelve. Culver City has also created the Kayne Eras Center. This facility offers services for residents with disabilities from infancy through adulthood.
The Culver Arts District has actually been described by the New York Times as “nascent Chelsea.” This most eclectic neighborhood is a collection of art galleries, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment venues. This is the place to attend a gallery opening followed by dinner at a gastropub and then spend the evening listening to live jazz.
Culver City is designed around its greenspace. There are over a dozen parks and bike paths throughout the city. Each park is slightly different and there are numerous athletic facilities, fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Many of the recreation centers run day camps, after school programs and sports leagues. Even the four-legged members of the family have their own place to enjoy the California sunshine at the dog park.
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