Venice Beach

Known for its canals, its beaches, and a boardwalk.

Welcome to Venice Beach

Relaxed Grandeur

The famous beach town needs no introduction. Venice was founded by wealthy developer Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a seaside resort town and not much has changed since. Venice is known for its canals, its beaches, and a boardwalk with a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian promenade. Venice is bordered by Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. At its heart, Venice Beach is still a seaside town, but the addition of upscale shopping and dining options has made this small piece of paradise a desirable location to reside. 
Many of Venice's houses have their main entries from pedestrian-only streets with house numbers on these footpaths, making the area one of the few places to live in Los Angeles County where having a car is unnecessary. Experience the creative energy of LA with the ocean just steps away in Venice Beach. 

Parks and Rec 

In addition to the boardwalk and beach, Venice Beach offers a variety of recreational services and facilities such as several children’s play areas, chess tables, sports fields and courts, (volleyball, baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, handball, and football) as well as famous landmarks like the muscle beach outdoor gym, public graffiti wall, skate park, and bike paths. Additionally, Venice beach is home to a public library, fire department, police department, and is the headquarters for Los Angeles County Lifeguards.


Venice Beach sits under the Los Angeles Unified School district and offers public, magnet, and charter school options:

  • Broadway Elementary School
  • Animo Venice Charter High School
  • Venice Skills Center
  • Westminster Avenue Elementary School
  • Coeur d'Alene Avenue Elementary School
  • Westside Leadership Magnet School
  • Venice High School
There are also top-rated private schools in the Venice Beach area:

  • Ecole Claire Fontaine
  • St. Mark School
  • Westside Neighborhood School
  • Wildwood School
  • Pacific Point Academy
  • Crossroads Elementary School
  • Angeles Workshop School
  • Saint Anne Catholic School
  • The Academy at Venice: A Bright Horizons Preschool
  • Lighthouse Church School
  • Pacifica Christian High School
  • Westview School


A hot spot for celebrities, locals, and tourists alike, the Venice Beach food scene does not disappoint. Check out top LA eats like Felix Trattoria and Charcoal, or keep it casual with brunch at James Beach (try the tacos) or The Venice Waterfront. 

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