Buying a home on the Westside seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. But between high prices, limited inventory, and the reality that, in many older Westside homes for sale in cities like Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Venice, you’re looking at many thousands of dollars—and many months of renovation—to even get close to modern standards, buyers are being left out in the cold. Which is exactly why you should be buying a new condo and move to Marina del Rey. So why should this Westside haven be on your radar? Let us count the ways.
1. New luxury condos often cost the same as luxury apartments
There are a slew of luxury apartments in Marina del Rey and Venice that cater to those looking for a great location with high-end features and resort-style amenities. But apartment living is only OK for so long, and when it’s time to make the move to homeownership, Westsiders love that Marina del Rey new homes like those at X67 Lofts give them the style, setting, features, and amenities they’re looking for, along with the tax savings and potential for equity they’re currently missing out on. And, they also love the fact that prices for a brand-new home on the Westside can be close to, or the same, as what they’re already paying for their temporary digs.
2. New luxury condos mean you don’t have to renovate a crusty old home
A new luxury condo in Marina del Rey is also increasingly the answer for those who are looking to buy a home on the Westside but would rather not renovate. In this era of the “million-dollar fixer,” being able to move right into something brand-new and designed for modern lifestyles is hard to resist.
3. It’s convenient
From Marina del Rey, the entire Westside, the South Bay, and the airport are within easy reach. For those who work in Silicon Beach at Facebook, Google, Snapchat, or any of the other dozens of tech companies and startups in Venice, Santa Monica, and the surrounding area, the Marina is a no-brainer.
4. Because it’s hot
The hotel isn’t all that’s new. “Fifty years after it opened, the marina is trending again,” mused the L.A. Times. The publication noted the new loft-style housing and modern condos, and Fisherman’s Village’s redevelopment plans. Not to mention “the experience of sailing out to sea from the marina, with the wind in your face and the blue-green expanse of Santa Monica Bay stretching out before you” as just one of the many ways to enjoy the “chilled-out vibe of Marina del Rey.”
5. So is Abbot Kinney
Who doesn’t want to be right next to some of the best shops, bars, and eateries in L.A.? Abbot Kinney’s best restaurants, stores, and nightlife options are just a short stroll away when you live in Marina del Rey.
6. The walkability
In addition to Abbot Kinney in neighboring Venice, there are tons of bars, shops, restaurants, and cafes in the Marina, making it a uniquely walkable city. Stroll down to Fisherman’s Village, a waterfront shopping shopping center also known for its free year-round concerts, or hit the weekly Marina del Rey’s Farmers Market. Take your pooch and enjoy a meal on the dog-friendly waterfront patio of SALT in the newly renovated Marina del Rey Hotel.
7. Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Path
If hopping on a bike is more your thing, you’ll love the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Path, with 22 miles of paved path that rambles along the water. Don’t have a bike of your own? You can rent one at Fisherman’s Village (but you should really buy one since new luxury condo communities on the Westside like X67 Lofts cater to active lifestyles with private bike storage.).
Yes, boats. Because, when you live in the Marina, you can: Take a champagne brunch cruise; rent a powerboat; charter a boat from FantaSea Yachts; go parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boating, sport fishing, or whale watching. Don’t want to be on the water? Watch the sailboats go during the California Yacht Club’s Sunset Sailing Series in spring and summer, and don’t forget about the one-of-a kind Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade.
9. Staying active
There are numerous fitness centers in the Marina, but if you prefer to get active in the great outdoors, you can head to the ParCourse Fitness Circuit in Yvonne Burke Park, sign up for a paddleboard yoga class, or play beach volleyball at Mother’s Beach.
10. Getting romantic
Looking for a great date night (or day)? See a movie and do some shopping at the Marina Marketplace, get some great sushi at Sugarfish and hit the shops of the Waterside, have a waterfront picnic at Burton Chace Park, or take a sunset gondola tour with Gondolas d’Amore.
For more information about the best way to move to Marina del Rey or owning a new condo near the beach, visit X67 Lofts. X67 Lofts features 67 contemporary new loft-style homes on the Westside with 15 uniquely designed floorplans and high-end features and finishes including gourmet kitchens with center islands with eating bar (per plan), KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances, frameless European-style cabinetry, and Caesarstone® countertops. Resort-style amenities at X67 Lofts include a dipping pool with cabana-style lounges, a Residential Concierge Attendant seven days a week, a fitness room, and a community room.
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