About Culver City, California

Originally founded as a whites-only city or sundown town since the 1980s, Culver City has become fairly diverse with one of the most diverse school systems in the United States. Its population was 39,185 as of 2019. The City was named after its founder, Harry Culver.

Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a center for motion picture and later television production. The City is home to several well-renowned studios such as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver Studios, National Public Radio West, NFL Network studio and the fast-growing Amazon Studios.

At the heart of walkable downtown Culver City is the storied Culver Hotel, which housed the cast of “The Wizard of Oz” during filming. It’s under new ownership and is restored with an elegant lobby restaurant. The iconic 1918 Colonial mansion of Culver Studios is now home to Amazon Studios.