We serve the beautiful beach side community of Playa del Rey, the “Beach of the King”. The rolling hills of Playa del Rey are the product of ancient, wind-blown, compacted sand dunes rising nearly 125 feet above sea level and are commonly referred to as “The Bluffs”. Starting in 1870, the Playa del Rey area came under construction for one purpose or another, beginning with the attempt to create a dredged harbor in Santa Monica Bay. As more people moved into the area to take advantage of this wonderful community by the sea, more and more construction took place to build neighborhoods and dwellings. The southern part of the town, known as “Surfridge” is actually vacant, as it crosses the flight path for planes coming into LAX and the lights and noise were considered undesirable. What was (and is) quite desirable about Playa del Rey, however, is its beaches. In the 1950s and 1960s, this area was a hot spot for surfers, but the quality of waves has plummeted since many jetties were built to prevent beach erosion.
Today, the beaches of Playa del Rey are calm and beautiful. The local sidewalks are typically full of people on bikes and roller blades soaking up the sweet SoCal sun.
Understanding the Playa del Rey Community
The community of Playa del Rey is located on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California and boasts a small population of 9,000 to 12,000. In fact, Playa del Rey has one of the lowest population densities among Los Angeles neighborhoods including Venice, Del Rey, El Segundo, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, and Westchester. A whooping 59.2% of residents age 25 and older who live here have a four year degree, and a solid majority of the population has either never been married (even though the median age is 38) or is divorced. The majority of the citizens in Playa del Rey are between the ages of 35 and 64 – key times in life to work on putting a comprehensive estate plan into place. There are some note-worthy current or former Playa del Rey residents. Do you recognize any of them?
- Sugar Shane Mosley – World Champion Boxer
- Mel Blanc – Voice actor, comedian, and musician. (In the 1940s he resided on Ellen Ave., now taken over by LAX.)
- Jerry Buss – Former owner of the Los Angeles Lakers
- Dawn Robinson – Original member of the group En Vogue
- Phil Jackson – Another former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers
- Anissa Jones – Actress
- Carmen Twillie – Actress/singer
- Donda West – Late mother of hip-hop artist Kanye West
- Anthony Michael Hall – Actor
- Benny Mardones – Singer/songwriter
- Charles Bickford – Film and TV actor, primarily in the 1940s-1950s
- William C. DeMille – Director
- Lenda Murray – IFBB professional bodybuilder
- Taylour Paige – Dancer and actress
- William J. Dodd – Architect
- Patrick Long – Race car driver
While most of the property in Playa del Rey is zoned for residential purposes only, there are sections of Manchester Boulevard, Pershing Drive, and Culver Boulevard with businesses and offices. The community is working hard to compile as much information as possible about its local businesses in order to promote advertisement. Playa del Rey is a wonderful place to not only visit, but to retire as well. If you’re looking for a relaxing, stress-free environment to call home by the sea, Playa del Rey may be it!
You must set and maintain reasonable retirement goals; An estate planning attorney can help
With all of the considerations needed in retirement planning, trying to set realistic goals can be a challenge. In fact, it is very common for clients to be uncertain about how to set those goals, especially how much income or savings they will actually need at retirement. It’s not always easy to predict what you will need to maintain your lifestyle 20 to 30 years in the future; there are so any variables, all of which are subject to constant change. The problem is, if you don’t have sufficient financial resources during retirement you could face financial difficulties, but if your goals are unreasonably high, then you may never reach appropriate retirement goals at all. Your retirement planning attorney can help you develop a plan that is reasonable for your particular situation.
Retirement planning isn’t the only thing a qualified estate planning attorney serving Playa del Rey residents can help you with. If you have questions regarding retirement planning, trusts, wills, Medi-Cal planning, and even asset protection planning, please contact the Schomer Law Group for a consultation, either online or by calling us at (310) 337-7696. We look forward to serving you!