Venice

Welcome to Venice

Vibrant and hip beach community.
 
Nestled along the Pacific Coastline on the Westside of Los Angeles lies one of Southern California’s most desirable and fun communities. This chic coastal neighborhood is filled with creativity, inspiration, and a bustling social scene that has made it one of the most vibrant communities around.
 
In 1905, Venice was founded by wealthy developer Abbot Kinney as a beach resort community just 14 miles west of Los Angeles. Since then, this town has been a vibrant mecca of art, culture, and expression in the region, attracting young professionals, performers, and families from across the state.
 
The community itself is exceptionally welcoming, and many residents enjoy the numerous annual neighborhood events and social opportunities right in town. While the dining and nightlife scene is one of the best in Southern California, there is still a family-friendly atmosphere that permeates the entire community.
 

What to Love

  • Vibrant and bustling community  
  • Ideal location  
  • Family-friendly atmosphere 
  • Beautiful local landscape 
 

People & Lifestyle

Venice is one of the area’s most desirable areas and attracts some of Southern California’s most successful residents. As a result, the area is considered one of the most affluent in Southern California — the average annual household income reaches well above the national average, and homes are often valued at $1.5 million and up.
 
A laid-back and relaxed beach vibe dominates Venice, and beachfront entertainment venues, shopping, and dining opportunities line the shoreline. Many residents enjoy a more active lifestyle and take full advantage of the numerous outdoor recreational activities in the area. The beachfront boardwalk is still one of the hippest places in town and is a great place to spend a weekend evening out with the family.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

The dining scene in Venice is as eclectic and high-spirited as the rest of the community, and you’ll find delicious eats around every corner. The Wallflower is certainly one of the most popular spots in town. Their authentic and traditional approach to classic Southeast Asian cuisine has made them the talk of the town with dishes like green papaya and jicama salad, duck lumpia, and banana leaf-wrapped market fish.
 
Felix Trattoria is the go-to spot for refined Italian food in Venice. Their elegant menu includes delights like hand-cut pappardelle pasta with bolognese, whole grilled sea bass, and a mouthwatering pork shoulder steak with white nectarines and basil.
 
Vegetarians love De Buena Planta’s take on Mexican cuisine with a plant-based twist. With dishes like grilled cauliflower tacos, vegetable pozole, and a classic quesadilla with Oaxacan cheese, it’s no wonder why this is one of the most popular spots in town.
 

Things to Do

Not only is Venice a short drive outside of Los Angeles, but there’s also a plethora of fun and engaging activities and events for residents to enjoy right within the community all year round. The world-renowned Venice Beach is certainly a hot spot. This stunning ocean beach is known for its sandy shores, world-class watersports, and the various shops and eateries along the boardwalk.
 
The Venice Canals Historic District is another beautiful area to spend free time strolling along the numerous walkways and short bridges. While the area is predominantly residential, many visitors enjoy walking around the area and taking in the beautiful local scenery and architectural landmarks.

Anyone who enjoys fashion, art, and world-class cuisine will adore meandering down Abbot Kinney Boulevard. This sophisticated street is filled with one-of-a-kind boutiques, award-winning eateries, and an array of creatives who take inspiration from the beautiful and thought-provoking area around them.
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