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When you say “Culver City” what comes to mind? “The heart of Screenland”

Posted on Dec 4, 2008 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

When you say “Culver City” what comes to mind? Some people connect it with the home of Sony Pictures, the Studio. Culver City calls itself “The heart of Screenland” with good reason.

 How did this happen? Well, we can thank this to the Ballona Creek, Thomas Ince and Harry Culver. Harry Culver saw Thomas Ince shooting one of his famous western movies “on location” on Ballona Creek. Culver convinced Ince to move his Studio to Culver City. The rest  is history. Culver Studios calls Culver City home. This Studio is known for one of the most famous epic movies that were filmed here. “Gone With The Wind” was filmed in 1939 and in those days the Studio took up a lot more space then today. 

In the late 1920’s you could see Joseph Kennedy and Gloria Swanson walking on the Lot. (He was one of the Studio heads and had his infamous fling with the Studio’s Leading Lady Gloria Swanson.) I could go on and on, Bette Davis, Robert Mitchum, Cary Grant, Katherine Heburn and many more. If the walls could talk… 

Culver City has bridges over the creek at numerous locations, Washington Boulevard, Sepulveda Boulevard and Sawtelle Boulevard to mention a few. Today it is not like the creek was in the early days. It is the largest storm drain in the Santa Monica watershed and goes all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It is not astatically pleasing and there is a movement to try to make it pleasing to the eye, with walkways, greenery and bike paths. 

There is a Renaissance movement to make Culver City hip and trendy. A lot of funds have been spent over the past twelve years and it shows. Here is another hidden gem on the West Side of Los Angeles. If you are thinking of moving to Los Angeles but your budget is not geared for the luxury prices of Los Angeles Real Estate Market, do not despair. Come to Culver City. 

If you are a consumer  who is considering buying  or selling investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles,Beverly Hills,Culver City,Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call  at  310.486.1002 (USA)  or email me  at EndreBarath@TheMLS.Com  or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com

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