8.7 out of 10

South Venice Blvd, Venice

Ranked 1st best street in Venice
33.9844244027311 -118.469739812173
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  •  
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
2yrs+

"One of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles"

Venice used to be a little sketchy until about five years ago. Now, it is my favorite neighborhood in the city; and, is widely considered the coolest and most vibrant. The beach isn't exactly clean but you can still lay out / play volleyball, etc. The people watching is fantastic, though! Venice still has the greased up muscle heads from the days of yore lingering around; and, there are still definitely a high percentage of drug weirdos, hippies and crazies to get a look at on the boardwalk. But, since the neighborhood has come up, there are also a ton of young people, hip people, beautiful people, yuppie people, et al.
Figtree cafe is right on the "boardwalk" and it is an amazing place to go for lunch / brunch / basically any time. It has pretty good food and you can sit outside, soak up the rays, drink beers and people watch for hours. It's one of my favorite places to be on a Sunday afternoon. James Beach is another great brunch spot: they have fabulous Bloody Marys and a beautiful crowd but there is no outdoors and it's a block inland. High at the Hotel Irwin just opened and it has an incredible view of the water and great music.
Living here is a bit pricey nowadays but so worth it. There are walk streets in the canal area of Venice that are so darling. There are all these little bungalows surrounded by trees on tiny pedestrian streets and people are always sitting on their porches or bbq'ing. It's the epitome of Southern California living.
A few blocks inland, Venice also has great shopping (Abbot Kinney) and a pretty vibrant nightlife (in and around Abbot Kinney). The neighborhood has everything and as far as west side neighborhoods go, it's pretty central.
Pros
  • The beach
  • Tons to do
  • Bars
Cons
  • Scary at night
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"An eclectic neighborhood by the beach"

Venice Beach is a great neighborhood which is probably best known as “Muscle Beach.” The neighborhood is a great mix of residential and retail space. A boardwalk filled with bars and restaurants lines the beach and provides great places to people watch as there is always something to see and an interesting mix of people strolling up and down. Venice Beach (modeled after Venice, Italy) has small canals and cute one lane bridges that cross them. It’s easy to wile away an afternoon shopping on Abbot Kinney. The galleries, shopping and restaurants in the area are wonderful, with unique boutiques and restaurants around every corner.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Travelling to South Venice Blvd?

Find Hotels

Best Streets in Venice

"One of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles"
33.9844244027311 -118.469739812173

Unranked Streets in Venice

Paloma Ave

2.5/5
"Ever Eclectic, Venice still full of color and fun"
33.9941464043467 -118.47785700989

Rose Ave

3.5/5
"Quaint little bohemian street"
33.9956148895988 -118.478674708594

Speedway

4/5
"An amazing little street tucked behind the Venice boardwalk"
33.9876178575696 -118.473708238923

Windward Ave

3.5/5
"Lots to do along the coast"
33.98738325156 -118.472747755641

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More