Venice Real Estate
Venice is located in West LA near Santa Monica, Palms, and Mar Vista with the 90291 zip code. It is one of the most vibrant and eclectic areas of Southern California as it continues a tradition of progressive social change involving prominent Westsiders. Between 2000-2004, the estimated home value increased from $443,945 to an estimated $814,000 subsequently with the per capita income raising 54%. The status of Venice as a media district with studios, agencies, pre-production and post-production houses scattered throughout have helped contribute the positive increases (www.venicechamber.net).
It was founded by tobacco millionaire, Abbot Kinney, and now acts as an important tourist attraction. The area is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, which features performers, fortune-tellers and vendors. On top of that are endless happenings in the city that cater to all; from Abbott Kinney 1st Fridays, which is when shops stay open late and have special events sometimes with live music, food and drink, and/or special sales; Venice Art Walk with open artist studios; annual Venice Garden Tour in May that showcases unusual, delightful, and original tastes of home owners; and the annual Venice Beach Carnevale that celebrates the art and artists who live and work in the city.
This hip city has also housed celebrities like writer-Russell T. Davies, actresses-Lindsay Lohan and Julia Roberts, actor-Robert Downey Jr., and music artist-Jim Morrison.
To get the best of both the sophisticated and bohemian artistic world with beach & city living, move to Venice!