Development of the Playa del Rey community began in the late 1920s with the construction of the Del Rey Hills neighborhood. Today, the coastal community Playa del Rey is home to approximately 14,400 residents. It is a walking community with its shops, restaurants, and beaches all in close proximity. The most southerly section of the area contains the Hyperion Treatment Plant, which safely treats all the Los Angeles’ wastewater, and Dockweiler Beach, which is a popular attraction for surfers and beachgoers alike. With clean air, a beautiful coastline, and tight-knit community, Playa del Rey offers a small-town-feel in a large city.