Venice Beach Homes for Sale
Venice is a famed bohemian beachfront community known for its lively boardwalk, artistry, and canals.
The city is located in the western part of Los Angeles County with Santa Monica to the north, Mar Vista to the east, Marina del Rey to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Over 40,000 people reside in the 3.17 square mile city, and the area is very ethnically diverse. Venice is also home to a number of quality private and public schools that are within walking distance to some of the best residential areas in the city.
The area also boasts canals, which were created to make the town feel more like Venice, Italy. These canals are surrounded by large homes of varying sizes and styles and are only accessible by pedestrians. If you’re looking for a smaller living space to reside in seasonally, there are a number of oceanfront properties and condos that may interest you.
Abbott Kinney, named after the town’s founder, is Venice’s main street. It houses some of the best clothing stores and restaurants in the west side of Los Angeles. The street is also the home of First Friday, where on the first Friday of each month local businesses, such as food trucks, restaurants, and art galleries run special deals for the public. There is also lots of music and even activities for kids.
Venice is great for people who love to be outdoors. Ocean Front Walk, a 2 ½ mile promenade, will keep you entertained with everything from acrobats to palm readers to men and women carrying around giant snakes. There is also an open air gym where body builders work out and put on quite a display for tourists. The area offers plenty of places for people to ride their bikes, rollerblade, skateboard, and surf as well.