Known for its boho-chic, Venice is a casually eclectic, sunnily artsy beach town in Los Angeles.

Stroll shopping district Abbot Kinney and window shop everything from crowded antique and vintage stores to carefully edited boutiques of high-end independent designers; walk alongside the Venice Canals and face neighboring cozy craftsman homes and shining minimalist modern houses; dine at an Asian fusion bistro or snag take-out at a homestyle Chinese hipster dive.

Live in Venice and see Los Angeles’ high-end design meet its hipster street.

Venice’s Location in the Los Angeles

14 miles west of Los Angeles proper, Venice has Santa Monica at its north, Marina del Ray at its south, Los Angeles proper at its east, and the Pacific coastline at its west.


On average, Venice reaches highs of 70°F (August-September) and chills lowest at about 51°F (December-January).


The Santa Monica 10 freeway runs near Venice, connecting to the San Diego 405 freeway, the Hollywood 101 freeway, and the Pasadena 110 freeway. Main streets in Venice include Pico Blvd. and Olympic Blvd., which run east/west through most of Los Angeles. Venice’s public transportation is supplied by Los Angeles MTA buses.


Venice is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, and schools such as Westminster Avenue Elementary School, Coeur d’Alene Avenue Elementary School, Saint Mark Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Venice High School. Organizations such as Venice Arts: In Neighborhoods offer the community youth free art education.

Oct 2006