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Facts About Playa Vista

Playa Vista once had the Hughes Aircraft Company’s headquarters from 1941-1985 and its iconic Spruce Goose Hughes H-4 Hercules aircraft was created here.

Here are some more interesting facts about Playa Vista:

  • Developments started here in 2002 on the lines of a planned residential, retail and business community. 
  • Playa Vista is a part of modern-day Silicon Beach along with the likes of Culver City, Santa Monica and Venice. 
  • The area was once occupied by Native Tongva Americans. They had a sacred burial site at this spot. 
  • The land was a part of Rancho La Ballona in 1839 although it became a part of Port Ballona in the year 1887. 
  • Before being developed, much of the land here was in the form of wetlands linked to a massive salt marsh in current-day Marina Del Rey. They were a part of the bigger Ballona Creek waterway. 
  • Howard Hughes bought the site in the 1940s and built the Hughes Airport, his own runway here. It was also a factory for building aircraft, complete with massive hangars for the same. The Spruce Goose had the biggest height and wingspan of any aircraft in all of history. It was built here in the hangar prior to being shifted to Long Beach Harbor for its sole flight in the year 1947. 
  • Steve Soboroff became President of Playa Vista in October 2001. 
  • This was one out of 6 communities chosen by then-President Bill Clinton in the year 1998 for the National Pilot Project of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing or PATH. 

Weather in Playa Vista

Summers are most comfortable and clear in Playa Vista with winters being cool, long and a little wet. Temperatures hover from 50-76 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The best time to visit is between early June and mid-October for enjoying the pleasant weather and numerous outdoor activities.