Quirky and crazy, beautiful and eclectic only begin to describe the exciting community of Venice Beach. One of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles, Venice is a hearty mix of art, performers, shopping and dining, and natural beauty. The Venice Ocean Front Walk is legendary for its boardwalk and many restaurants and street performers. The beach itself is a popular spot for surfing, especially with its breakwater, and the sand is considered one of the best places in the region for sand sculpting.
There are few more beautiful places to live than being able to have the beach in the backyard. There are many reasons to choose Venice as the location to find the perfect beach home. Venice has the advantage of enabling its residents to live close to a wide array of growing creative and tech companies yet always being minutes from the sand and surf. This fun coastal community is small enough that it is easy to live and work on play only a short bike ride away from one another.
Housing prices have been rapidly increasing in Venice in recent year. While Venice has been a favorite place in greater Los Angeles for entertainment executives and sports starts to call home, more recently it is hosting a growing population of the high tech community. In 2011, Google opened a location in Venice’s Binoculars Building and since then numerous other tech firms have followed suit, moving from Silicon Valley to what is being known as Silicon Beach. Over the years, the Venice zip code has also been home to celebrities like Dennis Hopper, Robert Downey Jr and Julia Roberts. Venice continues to redevelop and grow into an even more desirable place to own a home.
One of the unique features of beachfront living in Venice is how close the homes are to all that the city has to offer. From the beach itself it is only a short 3 to 4 block walk to the fashionable shopping district of Abbott Kinney Boulevard. It is possible to label most of the homes in Venice as beach homes and most residences are only 4 to 5 blocks from the ocean.
Many of the beachfront properties in Venice date back in the city’s history to its founding as a beach resort in the early 1900s. A beautifully and innovatively designed home by the water will range in price from $2.5 to $3.5 million. Also highly desirable are the beach cottages from the 1920s. These gems are desirable for their quaint and efficient living spaces and generally sell in the $1 million dollar range. Park Avenue is also an address for coastal living. There are chic properties along the famed “walk streets” that are only steps from the Venice Boardwalk. Newer and older homes offer a wide range of features and have been selling from $1 to $3 million.
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