History Playa Del Rey Real Estate. In 1921 land developed by Dickinson & Gillespie Company. Originally named Palisades Del Rey and later called Playa Del Rey. The rolling hills results ancient wind-blown sand dunes. The sand dunes run along the Pacific coast line. Wetlands natural flooding was halted by the man made concrete La Ballona Creek channel. Residential and commercial construction boomed in 1928. The Del Rey Hills expanded to Westchester including Loyola Marymount University and residential neighborhoods. Friends of La Ballona Wetlands: One of the last wetlands in the Los Angeles basin. Named after the Ballona Creek. A refuge for marine life and migrating birdlife. You may spot long necked egrets, blackbirds, doves, finches, sparrows, herons and duck. Has trails with limited access to visitors. Seaside oasis for residents.
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