Homes for Sale in Mar Vista. Mar Vista / Del Rey Los Angeles, CA 90066 was once known as the “Lima Bean Belt of the Nation”. In the 1930s Lima beans thrived in the fertile fields of Mar Vista. Paul Trousdale bought the farmland in 1947. In the 1950s Mar Vista, real estate housing tracts evolved welcoming soldiers and young married couples. Basic construction with one to two car garages. Upscale homes were built north of Palms Boulevard and East of Centinela Blvd. Mar Vista Hills these homes have ocean and city views only 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The area has seen renovation and newer construction of residential properties. In 1949, the Beethoven Market was built on the corner of Beethoven Street and Palms Boulevard. This market is a Mar Vista landmark. Unfortunately, because of the economy market was recently closed. Mar Vista is an economically diverse neighborhood with single family homes, condominiums and apartment buildings. Many of the single-family homeowners have opted to renovate rather than move from the community. There are a number of newly constructed craftsman and Neo-Mediterranean homes in the area. Mar Vista is a family neighborhood.