Venice Beach, CA Homes for Sale
Venice Beach, CA Homes for Sale
Venice Beach, CA Homes for Sale is an upscale coastal community in Los Angeles situated between Santa Monica to the north and Marina Del Rey to the south. Venice Beach is known for both its artsy history and location in Los Angeles’ burgeoning technology corridor dubbed Silicon Beach – a fusion of the technology and entertainment industries.
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Venice Beach is a diverse community with an excellent mix of homes, condominiums, and lofts. Many original early 20th century homes give Venice the feel of a quiet beach town; however, due to the beachside location and popularity of the area many older homes are being renovated to maintain their craftsman aesthetic and increasingly several innovative and sustainably built architectural homes dot the landscape. Homes in the Venice Canals Historic District, Venice walk-street homes, oceanfront Boardwalk properties, and older homes ripe for redevelopment are particularly sought after.
What began as a seaside resort in 1905 is now a community known for its eclectic Boardwalk, laidback beach lifestyle, and an eye toward the future due to the influence of technology firms. Abbot Kinney, the tobacco millionaire, had a vision to develop the “Venice of America”. He dug canals to drain the marshland in Venice Beach and his bold vision proved to be hugely successful. Kinney’s Venice Beach resort was a hit and it grew rapidly, as such the rise in popularity of homes in Venice were inextricably linked to Kinney’s success.
Venice Beach has been through many changes but continues to attract artists, poets, writers, and musicians. Architecture has also proved integral to Venice’s history since the early years. Frank Gehry designed several well-known properties in the area including the studio once owned by Dennis Hopper and the iconic Binoculars Building on Main Street that was home to Chiat/Day. Architects Thom Mayne and Eric Owen Moss also made their marks on Venice. Charles and Ray Eames had their offices on Abbot Kinney Boulevard from 1943 forward.
Venice is probably best known for its famous Venice Boardwalk, a vibrant beachside two mile promenade full of shops and cafes populated by street performers and fortune tellers. Muscle Beach, the basketball courts, handball and paddleball courts, a skate park, and the beach volleyball courts all contribute to the energy of the Venice Boardwalk.
The street that bears the founder Abbot Kinney’s name is now a popular destination full of trendy restaurants and creative boutiques. First Fridays along Abbot Kinney Boulevard attracts large crowds to browse the local art and sample offerings from food trucks converging in the area. The Venice Farmers’ Market is held each Friday morning between 7:00 and 11:00 A.M.
Venice Beach, CA Homes for Sale is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and includes Westminster Avenue Elementary School and Coeur d’Alene Avenue Elementary School. Other local schools include the Amino Venice Charter High School operated by Green Dot Public Schools. Private options for kindergarten through eighth grade include St. Mark and First Lutheran School of Venice.
Venice can be reached by the 405, 10, and 90 Freeways as well as Pacific Coast Highway and is easily accessed by local bus routes. Venice earns high scores for walkability and the Venice Beach bike path runs along the Boardwalk between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades to the north and Marina Del Rey to the South.
The Venice Beach Boardwalk and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are two of the primary local attractions. People also fish or just take in the view from the Venice Beach Pier. For an intensive look at the collection of local art, the Venice Art Crawl takes place the third Thursday of the month.
Venice Beach, CA Homes for Sale start at $1M and escalate from there based on location and property characteristics. Condominiums start at $650k.
If you are interested in learning more about all the wonderful homes for sale in Venice Beach, CA or any of the homes for sale in Venice, CA, please contact area expert Perry Schroeder at (310)795-9020 or by email at email@example.com