My studio apartment is in a beautiful gated apartment complex with 24 hours laundry room, heated pool and jacuzzi. It's in Mar Vista, very close to LAX, Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach. :) The neighborhood is safe and convenient, and has great restaurants and shops. There are supermarkets close by like Wholefoods and Ralph's. There is also a farmers market on Sundays just one block away. For those who don't drive, there is a bus stop right in front of the building.