The Venice neighborhoods are detailed by residential and commercial districts. Venice has its share of skateboard-riding, flip-flop-wearing, surf-loving residents, to be sure. But the true in-crowds reside in the area’s many walk-street enclaves, it’s famed canals, Windward Circle and Abbott Kinney neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are home to the remaining Venetian-inspired buildings built when Venice was founded. Venice offers high-density living in relative seclusion from nearby suburban sprawl. Where mostly lower-income singles used to live, affluent families often reside today.
Venice is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest and by Marina del Rey on the southeast, by Culver City and Mar Vista on the east and Santa Monica on the north.
FIRST FRIDAY ABBOT KINNEY
Every first Friday of the month, Abbot Kinney Boulevard – street party
Venice Neighborhoods – Residential
Live in Venice
- Venice Beach
- North of Rose
- East of Lincoln
- East Venice is residential neighborhood that is separated from Oakwood and Milwood by Lincoln Boulevard. It stretches east to the border with Mar Vista and is near Venice High School. It also borders Penmar Park and Golf Course.
- President’s Row
- Silver Triangle
- Venice Canals
- Also known as the Oakwood Pentagon, the neighborhood is located several blocks inland from the tourist areas. There are many early 20th Century Craftsman homes in this area.
- Windward Circle
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Washington Square: The southern end of Venice is home to the 1,300 foot Venice Pier. and an upscale area known to locals as Washington Square. The crowds are good looking and the party is steady. Great restaurants, bars, surf and skate shops, and people watching are the main activities in this neighborhood. The Venice Pier, beach, and parking is located at the south end of Washington Blvd. The Venice Canals are located one block north of the corner of Washington Blvd. and Pacific Ave.
Venice Beach Boardwalk
The Linc: Lincoln Blvd between Washington and Rose
Rose Avenue: Lincoln to Pacific
- Venice Beach
Encompassing the boardwalk, Muscle Beach, the handball, paddle tennis and volleyball courts, Skate Dancing plaza, bike trail and many shops, restaurants, street venders and performers Venice Beach offers year-round entertainment for tourists, locals alike.
The “Downtown” district encompasses the area along Abbot Kinney, Grand Boulevards and Main Street. Having known heydays in the 40’s and again in the 1960’s when hippie culture dominated Venice, Downtown Venice has again become popular for it’s many bars, nightclubs, art galleries, custom clothing shops and architecture.
Abbot Kinney Blvd: Named “The coolest block in America” by GQ Magazine in 2012!
This trendy boulevard, named for the city’s founder, is full of hip boutiques, amazing restaurants and bars, coffee shops, art galleries, and beautiful people.