Welcome to Venice
Live in a hip, walkable neighborhood with great dining spots
Venice is one of the most unique and extraordinary neighborhoods within the Westside region of Los Angeles County, California. It was founded in 1905 by Abbot Kinney as a seaside resort town but has since developed into a walkable affluent residential area.
The neighborhood is famed for its canals, beautiful beaches, and pedestrian promenade featuring performers, fortune-tellers, and vendors. It is also a hub of artistic inspiration and unmatched creativity, health, and wellness. Residents here enjoy easy access to everything, including great dining spots, unique shopping, and a thriving art and music scene.
Venice is a highly walkable community with nearly all amenities, from shops, restaurants, schools, and fitness centers within walking distance. Historic bungalows sell for over $1 million, with brand-new modern homes selling for twice that.
What to Love
- Vibrant, tight-knit community
- Highly walkable
- Great attractions and a rich list of outdoor amenities
- Stunning views with palm trees lining the streets
Venice is a small beachside community that embodies Southern California culture. This vibrant and tight-knit neighborhood is a peaceful haven in the middle of all the bustle of Los Angeles city. Residents here enjoy enviable views of the oceans and easy access to amazing restaurants, shopping centers, and other amenities.
Locals gather at the Venice Boardwalk each weekend to enjoy classical rhythms and engage in small talk. The nearby giant beach is a popular attraction where residents try watersports, have seafood from food stalls, or take a refreshing sunbath. It is fun to walk the beautiful pathways of Venice Beach Canals and view some of the historic homes in the area.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Venice boasts a vibrant dining, shopping, and entertainment scene. Start your day at The Butcher's Daughter offering healthy vegetarian dishes, juice flats, and avocado toast. It is a popular plant-based restaurant, café, and juice bar. You can also stop at The French Market Cafe for a tasty breakfast or brunch. It is a charming tucked-away gem ideal for breakfast with your family. If you are a coffee enthusiast, head to Rockenwagner for the tastiest cappuccinos, mocha chip muffins, and croissants. It is a popular neighborhood cafe where everyone knows everyone by their first name.
The Original Farmers Market offers fresh organic produce, from vine-ripened veggies and fruits to flowers, fresh fish, and bread. The market is open only on Fridays from 7 am to 11 am and provides free parking for customers. Abbott Kenney is the coolest boulevard in Venice, hosting an array of grocery stores, gift shops, restaurants, boutiques, and more. You can shop at Grow Venice, an outdoor and Southern California-inspired store gift shop in Abbot Kenney, offering an array of home goods, children's toys, and other stylish accessories.
Things to Do
There is plenty to do in Venice whether you are a fitness enthusiast, adventure lover, or an outdoor person. Deuce Gym is a unique Venice community hub popular with athletes and anyone keen on working out. The gym combines general Cross Fit strength and specialized training that will get you sweating. You can also head to Venice Beach for a peaceful, enjoyable weekend afternoon walks or morning runs. It is a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian promenade featuring an expansive sandy beach, street performers, artists, vendors, and fortune tellers.
The famous Venice Boardwalk is the perfect place to get out and reset your mind after a tough day at work. You can go for a bike ride along the boardwalk and enjoy a cool breeze and great views from the surrounding ocean. If you want to enjoy something other than the boardwalk, visit the Venice Canals and take in all of the beautiful scenery.
The Los Angeles Unified school district serves the Venice neighborhood. Top education opportunities in this neighborhood include:
Wish Community School, grades K-8
Richard Henry Dana Middle School, grades 6-8
138th St School, grades 3-5
New West Charter School, grades 6-12