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Located just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County city of Culver City is a bustling community with a famous past and present. Once home to legendary MGM studios, today both National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment are both headquartered in this sunny southern California community. In the 1960’s and 70’s, Culver City was primarily an outlet for filming major motion pictures. In the 90’s and 00’s, however, Culver City underwent a revitalization project and today is described as a pedestrian-friendly community that is home to the Culver City Arts District and numerous upscale eateries.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment is the city’s largest employer, with over 6,000 industry professionals on its payroll. Goldrich and Kest Industries, a leading real estate company, employs over 1,000 real estate and development professionals. The Culver City Unified School District has over 1,000 educators and support staff within the district while the Brotman Medical Center employs hundreds of doctors, nurses and medical professionals. For those who choose to commute from Culver City, it’s easy: the Expo Line of the Los Angeles Metro connects Culver City with downtown Los Angeles.

The Culver City Unified School District has five elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools for Culver City’s younger residents. The El Marino Language school, one of the city’s elementary schools, features a Japanese and Spanish immersion program and is recognized each year as a blue ribbon school. Culver City High School, whose iconic facade has been made famous by shows such as The Wonder Years, is known for its well-regarded school newspaper, math club, mock trial program and speech and debate teams. Several famous athletes call Culver City High School their alma mater. Teens with an interest in the performing arts scramble to attend Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, which was sponsored in part by a grant from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
There are eight private or semi-private schools in Culver City for families seeking an alternative to public education. Beyond the secondary level, there are three institutions of higher learning in Culver City: West Los Angeles Community College, Antioch University – Los Angeles and Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

Culver City locals love getting out in the fresh air and their ten beautiful parks reflect it. Culver City Park has two smaller parks within it: the “Boneyard” for dogs and the Culver City Skate Park. The Ballona Creek Bicycle Path stretches on for six miles and features night lighting, educational displays, rest areas and native plants. The Culver Boulevard Median Bicycle Path is also beautiful and has open grassy areas in addition to pedestrian trails. Blanco Park has everything families love from a soccer field to baseball diamonds, basketball courts and a playground.

The Culver City Arts District features galleries and exhibits that have been said to rival New York City’s Chelsea district. Locals rave about the district and out-of-towners are often drawn to the city to see all the incredible art displayed here. For those who prefer the performing arts to the visual the Kirk Douglas Theatre is a wonderful resource for residents. The nearby Culver Hotel, the homebase for the munchkins while the Wizard of Oz was filmed, is a great place to grab drinks pre or post performance. For those who like to visit museums, the Museum of Jurassic Technology is something you don’t find everyday: this beautiful museum has over 30 permanent exhibits dedicated to all things antiquated and techy. While there, be sure to visit the lovely rooftop garden that is framed by a collection of antique birdcages.

Every summer, all of Culver City comes out for the annual Fiesta La Ballona Party in the Park. This fun event features a weekend full of food vendors, talented bands, community stage acts, pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival rides and a beer garden. Culver City’s Boulevard Music Festival, each summer, offers something for every music fan: the event is carefully curated by local producer Gary Mandell and features an eclectic array of musicians. Every year, the city celebrates the written word with its Speak Easy evening: a night dedicated to poetry and performances, and is a part of the greater “Vis-à-Vis: A Festival with French & American Writers.”

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