Welcome to Venice
Fun, fresh, and eclectic beachside living along the Pacific
Venice is a hip and creative beachy neighborhood of Los Angeles, founded as a resort in 1905. Today, this charming community is well known for its bohemian vibe, which attracts a diverse mix of people, including artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs, who all contribute to the unique and dynamic local lifestyle. Several famous artists have called Venice home, contributing to its thriving arts and cultural scene. The neighborhood is famed for its excellent waves, bodybuilding community, surf and skate culture, and eclectic style.
Nestled along the Pacific coast, the waves at Venice Beach are ideal for surfing or lounging on the sand. This historic neighborhood has been the backdrop of several iconic films. Life in Venice is social and active, with the bustling Venice Boardwalk boasting public art, lively entertainment, and a cast of welcoming residents. No matter your age or interests, newcomers flock to Venice for its distinctive charm and stay for its welcoming spirit.
Homes in Venice are unrivaled, with majestic views of the Pacific Ocean and only steps away from the beach. The walkable neighborhood has numerous sports and outdoor recreation areas, unique shopping, high-end restaurants, and fun entertainment nearby.
What to Love
- Muscle Beach, a world-renowned destination for the bodybuilding community
- Venice Boardwalk, a site for daily entertainment, people-watching, and public art
- Venice Beach, home of world-class surfing
Venice is a fun and vibrant community that is full of life and enthusiasm. Residents can partake in street festivals and live music at artisanal markets and food fairs. The neighborhood is also home to a wide range of trendy restaurants, cafes, and boutiques that reflect the unique tastes of its residents. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the beach, discover new art, or simply relax and soak up the laid-back vibe, living in Venice is like nowhere else in the world.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
You’re always in for a unique and unforgettable experience when dining or shopping in Venice. Popular artisanal bakery, Gjusta
, serves a wide range of culinary dishes for breakfast and lunch using fresh and seasonal ingredients. For a savory evening meal, Ospi Venice
is a sophisticated Italian restaurant that features a globally-inspired menu in a chic, intimate atmosphere with an excellent selection of wine.
Shopping along Abbot Kinney Boulevard
, you’ll discover a mile-long trove of unique and specialty restaurants and shops. Be sure to visit on the first Friday of the month to enjoy their First Fridays event. Celebrations take on new heights at Felix Trattoria
. This chic and stylish Italian restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern flair that will make a lasting impression.
Partake in fresh and tasty seafood at Dudley Market
, a fashionable restaurant overlooking Pacific Beach. No matter which cuisine whets your appetite, Venice delivers a world-class culinary experience. Wabi on Rose
is a popular sushi destination that serves innovative and delicious dishes inspired by the flavors of Japan.
Things to Do
Venice is a vibrant and exciting neighborhood full of fun and engaging activity. Stroll along the Venice Canals modeled after their European namesake, take up skating at one of the nearby skate parks, or enjoy the vibrant public art and murals that brighten this neighborhood. Venice offers several popular locations for vintage shopping, collectibles, and antiques, including the Artists & Fleas LA
market on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
For a night of live music, try the Penmar
, which hosts local acts and visiting musicians from all genres. Venice is a neighborhood that celebrates community spirit, and the annual Venice Beach Festival
brings residents together to celebrate art, music, and culture with live performances, food, and other festivities.
If you’re looking to meet fellow creatives, NeueHouse
is a local co-working space offering a range of amenities, including meeting rooms, event spaces, and a cafe.
The Los Angeles Unified School District
serves the Venice community. Students may attend: