The 2nd largest tech hub in the world, Silicon Beach is a neighborhood in the West Los Angeles metropolitan area that is home to more than 500 technology startups. Major technology companies in the area include Google, Yahoo!, YouTube, BuzzFeed, Facebook, AOL, Electronic Arts and MySpace.
These companies and their locally residing employees have generated upward pressure on home prices in Playa Vista, Playa Del Rey, Westchester, Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey.
Start-up pockets have also emerged in nearby Culver City, West L.A., and El Segundo. Other nearby neighborhoods that are attracting new tech companies include Downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood.
Silicon Beach is also home to a number of start-up incubators and accelerators, such as Amplify.LA, Science, Disney Accelerator, and TechStars Cedars Sinai. Higher education institutions in Silicon Beach include Loyola Marymount University and Otis College of Art and Design.
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