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This coastal neighborhood is part laid-back beach town and part trendy social scene.
Studio / 1 BR
23% Complete
3,200
2 Bedrooms
39% Complete
5,490
3 Bedrooms
51% Complete
7,073
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
14,000

Good For
  • Creatives
  • Families
  • LGBTQ
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 465 Shops
  • 180 Fitness options
  • 212 Restaurants
  • 21 Grocery stores/markets
  • 6 Banks
  • 36 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Venice has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Venice LIKE?

Once a dangerous neighborhood with an eclectic population of artists, gangs, and skaters (skateboarding as we know it was invented here), Venice has gentrified at light speed over the past decade. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing tends to depend on how long you've lived here. 

These days, tiny bungalows sell for over a million dollars – or get torn down to make way for brand new modern homes selling for twice that, the gangs are only visible via their graffiti since they insist on tagging anything and everything, and artists have mostly been pushed out. BMWs, Teslas, and Range Rovers are de rigueur, it seems, and expensive boutiques now line the main shopping avenue, Abbot Kinney Boulevard. 

On the flip side, this is still a vibrant, tightknit community with charming streets, an enviable location on the ocean, plenty of amazing restaurants, and the famous Venice Boardwalk, which remains as funky as ever. An ad hoc drum circle convenes there on weekends and their rhythms can be heard for blocks. The giant beach never feels crowded, even on a hot summer day.

It's the kind of neighborhood where people actually get to know their neighbors. It's also extremely walkable, so those commuting elsewhere during the week can stroll to everything they might want or need here on the weekend.

Venice is also the center of LA's "Silicon Beach" tech scene. Google, Snapchat, and other tech companies have flocked to the neighborhood to set up shop. 

There are a couple highly rated elementary schools here, but the local high school has plenty of room to improve.

Venice is bordered on the north by Santa Monica, on the east by Mar Vista, on the south by Marina del Rey, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 26.2 miles / 45-80 minutes by car / 120-130 minutes by transit
Century City: 7.7 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 60-65 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 18 miles / 35-65 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 3.1 miles / 5-20 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 10-20 minutes by bike

Venice Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo
Insider Tip
"I chose to live in Venice because I want to be able to walk to the beach, stroll through the Venice canals (my favorite spot to dream of my future house), or have lunch on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. There is so much good energy and entrepreneurial spirit that I can't think of any better place to live."
Claire Vidal, Moved from France
Claire Vidal, Moved from France

 

Local Flavor   Venice LOCAL schools

9-12 GRADES
Animo Venice Charter High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Charter
Distance:0.22 mi
K-6 GRADES
Broadway Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.33 mi
K-8 GRADES
Venice Lutheran School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.46 mi
PK-5 GRADES
Westminster Avenue Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.48 mi
1-12 GRADES
Acton Academy Venice Beach
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.65 mi

 

Local Flavor   Venice Local Flavor

Gold's Gym
Gold's Gym 360 HAMPTON DR, VENICE, CA 90291 MAP
http://www.goldsgym.com/veniceca

The world's most famous gym, Gold's is known as 'The Mecca' and any bodybuilder worth his or her salt eventually makes a pilgrimage. It's unlike any other gym you've been to. 

Venice Ale House
Venice Ale House 2 ROSE AVE, VENICE, CA 90291 MAP
http://www.venicealehouse.com

A laid back, popular bar and restaurant right on the boardwalk. Great people watching is complemented by a huge beer menu.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ABBOT KINNEY BOULEVARD, VENICE, CA 90291 MAP
http://abbotkinneyblvd.com

This is the main shopping hub in Venice and features a number of high end boutiques, restaurants, and a couple bars.

Venice Boardwalk
Venice Boardwalk VENICE BOARDWALK, VENICE, CA 90291 MAP
http://venicebeach.com/the-venice-beach-boardwalk

The boardwalk is where the funky old Venice is still visible. This is a huge tourist destination, but it's entertaining to everyone to stroll the boardwalk to see its performers, shops, restaurants, "doctors", and the superb sunsets.

Cerveteca
Cerveteca 523 ROSE AVE, VENICE, CA 90291 MAP
http://www.cervetecala.com

Tasty Mexican food with outdoor dining and a great vibe. Try the fish tacos.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @TrailDogs, @venice_life600, @goldsgymvenice, @townhousevenice, @venicealehouse, @venice_sunsets, @veniceball, @reggdeleon, @taylortippett, @fyahbwoy, @k_different, @milkmistress, @sosisovna, @thevenicecanals for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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