11500 National Boulevard is located at the northernmost border of Mar Vista, very close to both West LA and the ocean park neighborhood of Santa Monica. Mar Vista is safe, and in the past few years has gentrified quite a bit as the prices in Santa Monica and Venice keep going up, many buyers are discovering the great value in Mar Vista, while still being a short 10 minute drive to the beach. You will experience 5 degrees cooler temperatures in the summer because of the ocean effect and the marine layer. LAX is quite close for an easy commute to and from the airport. The 10 and 405 Freeways are very close if you have a regular commute.
National blvd is a busy street- but no more busy than Pico and Olympic, and less busy than Ocean Park, and much less busy the Washington or Venice. The street is tree lined with mature 30 foot tall evergreen pine trees. The dropping needles from the trees can cause a bit of a mess, but these trees have beautiful rough gnarled bark, and really dress up the street. Pine trees also have a nice pine smell from their sap.
11500 National Blvd is in a great elementary school district- it is districted for Mar Vista Elementary. There are two grocery stores very nearby- there is a Ralphs at the corner of National and Sawtelle, and a Whole foods at the corner of National and Barrington. There is also a really nice Starbucks kitty corner from the whole foods.
One advantage of Mar Vista and this location is it is close proximity to the Mar Vista rec center which is a huge public park.
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-Big Living Room
-Nice master Suite
– Hardwood Floors
The townhouse style units have a powder room, living room, kitchen and dining room (seats 4-6), and balcony on the main level. The upstairs has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Some condo floorplans have the laundry closet upstairs, and some downstairs. Some condo floorplans have a small den. Size of the condos range from 1,500 sqft to 2,000 sqft with the vast majority being 1,600 sqft.