McLaughlin is a densely populated community in Culver City. It’s sandwiched from north to south between Venice Boulevard and Culver Boulevard, while its eastern and western borders are defined by several small, local streets.
With an area of 1.690 square miles, the rather large neighborhood of McLaughlin has a population of 21,727. Half of the residential buildings in McLaughlin are apartment complexes or condo buildings, while about one-third of the community is comprised of single-family detached units of varying styles.
McLaughlin is a popular neighborhood for college students. The Continuing Education Department of the University of Southern California is within walking distance to the north, while Ryokan College is only a half-mile to the west of McLaughlin. The Bundy campus of Santa Monica College is only two miles to the northwest of the center of the community.
Tellefson Park is within east walking distance of anywhere in the McLaughlin community. It’s a 1.5 acre park with a playground for children and open park land.
Culver Ice Rink, which brings people from all over the greater Los Angeles area to its rink for ice skating, is a half-mile from McLaughlin. The rink hosts hockey leagues. Private skating lessons are available, and there are daily public skating hours.
The Santa Monica Municipal Airport is two miles northwest of McLaughlin. While most area flights leave from the LAX, Burbank, or Long Beach airports in the Los Angeles area, the Santa Monica Municipal Airport is busy as well. The airport also hosts an outdoor antiques market every weekend, and it also has a public view deck and dog park.
Venice Beach, with its Muscle Beach and boardwalk, is 3.5 miles west of McLaughlin, making it an easy drive on any day of the week to one of the cultural staples of the greater Los Angeles area.