Art galleries? Check. Walkable downtown area? Yup. Happening dining and bar scene? Oh yeah. Centrally located, family-friendly, and ethnically diverse, Culver City is one of L.A.’s most in-demand neighborhoods. Since the 1920s, the area has been a center for film and TV production (Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver Studios, and the NFL Network are headquartered here) and was home to the Hughes Aircraft Company for 50-plus years. Grab a Speakeasy-era cocktail at the historic Culver Hotel, shop for midcentury furnishings at H.D. Buttercup, and sample architecturally inspired desserts at Coolhaus. Nature lovers will appreciate the 13 public parks and Ballona Creek bicycle path. Design highlights include Eric Owen Moss’ Samitaur Tower, Arcana Books, designed by Johnston Marklee, and the offices of Clive Wilkinson Architects in the Arts District.