Los Angeles is all about that outdoor life, and living in the heart of the Westside at a community like 11724 Culver puts you in the center of all the action. Imagine how great it would be to own a new home here, where you can be just minutes from the best hikes and best beaches on the Westside—and be able to enjoy your brand-new place anytime you aren’t out exploring! Only a handful of new detached residences remain in this popular community in West Los Angeles, offering three to four bedrooms and up to 2,473 square feet from just $1,295,000. Interested buyers are encouraged to call (310) 313-3339 or visit the website to schedule a tour.
Whether you’re just making your way here, or have been here a while and simply want a great guide to summer fun on the Westside, we’ve got some ideas. Today we’re tackling the best hikes and beaches in the area, but stay tuned in the coming weeks, when we outline a few of our fave water sports and activities, parks, bike paths, and outdoor fitness spots!
BEACHES ON THE WESTSIDE
Marina del Rey—Mother’s Beach
Mother’s Beach isn’t on the ocean, but it easily makes the list of best beaches on the Westside. It’s a popular sandy stretch along the harbor that families love because there are no waves. There are, however, sheltered picnic tables, barbecue grills and playground equipment. Mother’s Beach is also the site of numerous summer events on the Westside, like ArtSea in May, the Kahanamoku Klassic in June, and Beach Eats every Thursday through September.
Santa Monica State Beach
Keep in mind that the closer you get to the Santa Monica Pier, the more crowded the beach will be. On the Pier itself, you have a ton of restaurants from casual to fancy, carnival games and rides, and a slew of events all summer. For a more serene Santa Monica Beach experience, head up the coast a bit.
Dockweiler is another one of the best beaches on the Westside and a great choice for families—or anyone who would get a kick out of watching the planes overhead while they’re relaxing on the sand or swimming or surfing in the ocean. You can also play a game on the beach volleyball courts and wind down the day with a bonfire—one of the few beaches around where this is allowed.
“People-watching is the raison d’être at Venice Beach, which effectively continues from the southern end of Santa Monica Beach without a break,” said Timeout. The Boardwalk will be crowded, but it’s still something to experience, not to mention an opportunity to “skate or cycle, watch or play volleyball or basketball, and check out the pumped-up gym bunnies who work out at Muscle Beach.”
You have some great options for hiking on the Westside, with trails that offers a variety of difficulty levels and the bonus of some truly spectacular views.
Franklin Canyon Park spans 605 acres in Beverly Hills and “features over five miles of hiking trails,” said Discover Los Angeles. They recommend the one-mile (round trip) Discovery Trail, which features Franklin Canyon Lake and the Sooky Goldman Nature Center. Or, choose a more challenging option, “such as the Hastain Trail, which rises to offer views from West L.A. to the Pacific.”
A few fun facts about this hiking spot: “Pop culture fans will likely recognize Franklin Canyon Park, which is frequently used as a TV and film location, including the famous hitchhiking scene from It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. The three-acre Franklin Lake was the ‘fishing hole’ in the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show, as well as the lagoon in the Universal Studios horror classic Creature from the Black Lagoon.”
11724 Culver’s location just minutes from the beach puts this Santa Monica treasure within easy reach. For a hike that will get your heart beating, try the six-mile Rustic Canyon Loop/Inspiration Point Trail.
The side route to Inspiration Point is “a quick detour and worth the effort…for some spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the L.A. Basin and the Santa Monica Mountains,” said Discover Los Angeles.
Head up the coast a bit to Pacific Palisades for a seven-mile hike from Los Liones Trail to Parker Mesa Overlook. When you get to the end, you’ll be treated to some incredible views that span the hillside, the city, the curve of the coastline, and the bright blue Pacific Ocean.
Beware that this hike includes some tough sections. “Switchbacks and steep hill climbs characterize the first two miles of the Topanga State Park hike,” they said. “With an elevation gain of about 1,300 feet, it’s definitely a tougher climb. But you can find your reward as you gaze out from a vantage point atop the bluff. Enjoy a picnic lunch or relax on a bench while taking in the overlook.”
The payoff at the end of this Malibu hike: The gorgeous waterfall. At 4.2 miles round-trip, Escondido Canyon offers a “gradual climb that drifts in and out of tree covering, alongside canyon walls. Soon, you’ll be standing at the base of the 50-foot-high Escondido Falls, admiring the multi-tiered cataract flowing over moss-covered rocks.”
Depending on the water level, you might be able to cool off in the pool that the falls empty into, and climb the rocks for an even better view. Pro tip: Wear waterproof shoes and bring extra socks. You’re going to get your feet wet.
ABOUT 11724 Culver
All these hotspots and best beaches on the Westside are within easy reach of 11724 Culver—one of many reasons this community has proven so popular with new home buyers on the Westside. Add in the beautiful modern architecture revealing superb quality construction, spacious, contemporary floor plans, and highly-coveted features, and it’s not hard to see why these exciting new single-family detached homes in West Los Angeles have been selling so quickly.
11724 Culver offers tri-level, contemporary floorplans boasting detached, open-concept living. Buyers love the gourmet kitchens with their expansive islands, Quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, and the upstairs masters with and ensuite spa-style baths that showcase walk-in showers. Additional desirable amenities include engineered wood floors, private yards, and two-car attached and direct-access garages, plus energy-efficient features including tankless water heaters.
More about the location
11724 Culver is in a prized location between Playa Vista and Culver City and at the center of unlimited options for recreation, dining and entertainment on the Westside—at a lower price than its neighbors. Right outside your door, you can walk, jog or cycle along the Culver Boulevard Median Park or hit the Coastal Trail a few minutes away.
L.A.’s Westside is a thriving tech hub with companies like Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon all located in Playa Vista, Santa Monica, and Venice, and the entertainment mecca of Culver City continues to grow with some of the largest names in the industry. Amazon Studios is expanding their footprint in the city, HBO is moving its headquarters to Culver City and Apple recently announced plans to open a new office just three miles from 11724 Culver—and add 1,000 new jobs!
Owning a home in this community means being a quick drive or Metro ride from work—or from school. World-class universities like UCLA, Loyola Marymount, and USC are within easy reach of 11724 Culver. One of the growing trends in real estate has college-bound students and their families buying new homes here so they can bypass dorm living or the expense of an apartment while also taking advantage of an appreciating investment in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a new single-family home on the Westside at 11724 Culver, and have all the best of the Westside at your fingertips. Call us at (310) 313-3339 to make an appointment to tour these new homes in West Los Angeles, and click here to join the mailing list.