Venice real estate provides homeowners with proximity to the Pacific Ocean on one side and the communities of Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Santa Monica
and Culver City on the others. The area is well known for the two and a half mile boardwalk that borders the ocean and features many forms of entertainment. Fortune tellers, vendors, performers and artists are among the entertainment found on Ocean Front Walk.
As one of the most diverse areas of southern California, many Venice homes for sale are accessible from streets that are for pedestrians only. Vehicles access the homes by alleys behind the homes. The city is about two miles from a freeway and residents here prefer it that way. There have been attempts to extend Marina Freeway into the Venice area, but all attempts have failed due to the efforts of residents.
Venice real estate in the neighborhood of East Venice is a residential area separated from Milwood and Oakwood by Lincoln Boulevard. This is an ethnically and racially mixed area that is mainly small homes as well as apartments. Penmar Park and Penmar Golf Course are located here. Near this Venice real estate, a housing project was built originally for returning servicemen although it later became an affordable residence for working class families.
There are a number of recreational activities for residents of Venice real estate. One is Venice Beach where there are handball courts, volleyball courts, a bike trail, tennis courts, the Skate Dancing Plaza and the basketball courts known as the place where many NBA player have played and recruited. Located at the end of Washington Boulevard, along Venice Beach is the Venice Fishing Pier.
Families who purchase Venice homes for sale are served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. There are four elementary schools in this area, a middle school and high school. Private schools are also available. Residents also have the option of shopping at the Venice Farmer’s Market which is open every Friday morning. It is located on Venice Boulevard.
Many enjoy the Venice Breakwater, a popular surfing area north of Venice pier. This is one of the activities that brings many people to southern California as this is a popular sport in this area. With the proximity to many other southern California communities, Venice real estate is chosen by those who enjoy the mild climate and the nearby attractions.