Mar Vista Gardens

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Springtime overnight rains runoff into La Ballona Creek in this picture taken from a kite. Mar Vista Gardens can be seen on the right as a cleanup crew works under the Inglewood Blvd. overpass.
Sunrise in Mar Vista Gardens.

Mar Vista Gardens is a housing project at 11965 Allin Street in Del Rey, a district of southwestern Los Angeles, California near Culver City, bordering Ballona Creek. It is operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

It is the westernmost large housing project in the HACLA system. It has 62 buildings and 601 apartments. Some of the apartments overlook Ballona Creek. In addition to housing units, the Gardens has athletic fields, handball courts, a gymnasium and a community center. A part-time health clinic is located in the community center.

Mar Vista Gardens is the traditional home of the Culver City Boyz, an infamous Chicano street gang. By 2003, many Culver City Boyz had been expelled from the public housing due to strict rules.[1] Many Westside gang members relocated to Inglewood.[citation needed]

Zoned schools[edit]

Residents of the complex are zoned to schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Notable residents[edit]

Coordinates: 33°59′36″N 118°24′32″W / 33.9934°N 118.409°W / 33.9934; -118.409

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