Getting to know Venice
The Ultimate Guide to Moving to Venice
Venice was founded in the early 1900’s by a tobacco millionaire, Abbot Kinney. The area was originally a beach resort set on two miles of ocean front property. It was an independent city until 1926 when it merged with Los Angeles. Home to a vibrant surfing and skate culture, Venice maintains an edgy coolness that has long attracted the city’s free spirits.
With ocean exposure, a boardwalk that stretches over two miles, an endless parade of street performers, and classic Californian architecture, Venice is among the city’s hottest neighborhoods. Over the past several years, a slew of artists, restauranteurs, and designers have entered Venice, imbuing the area with a creative, innovative sensibility.
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Surfers, skaters, entrepreneurs, and artists.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Bike rides along the beach, boardwalk culture, and premier surfing.
Hip, hyperlocal, and beach-driven.
Secluded side streets.
A varied mix of newly developed apartment buildings and modern homes.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The vibrancy and effortlessness of this urban surfer hub.