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. Many Westside gang members relocated to Inglewood.
Residents of the complex are zoned to schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
- Stoner Ave. Elementary School
- Braddock Drive Elementary School
- Marina del Rey Middle School
- Venice High School
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