The neighborhood of Venice is located within the city of Los Angeles, California.
The character of Venice is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. Most areas in this part of Los Angeles are quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be problematic near the airport (Santa Monica Municipal Airport). Finally, there are around 20 public green spaces close by for residents to visit, including Marine Park and Ballona Lagoon Marine Preserve, which makes it very easy to access them from most locations within the neighborhood.
In Venice, roughly one third of buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The median year of construction for dwellings in this part of Los Angeles is 1960. This neighborhood also has quite a good selection of housing size options; properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 60% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home whereas the remainder are owners.
The closest supermarket in this part of Los Angeles is typically only a very short walk away. Westminster Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. Furthermore, there is typically a restaurant or cafe just around the corner. It is also very easy to get to a number of clothing stores on foot, for example along Washington Boulevard. With respect to education, residents will value that no matter where their property is located in Venice, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools.
Venice is an extremely pleasant part of Los Angeles for pedestrians; most daily needs can be carried out by walking, and there are also a good number of businesses nearby. This area is quite car friendly. Parking is quite easy, and it is a rather short drive to the nearest highway from any location in this part of Los Angeles. However, the public transit network in Venice is not especially convenient. Nevertheless, the neighborhood is served by a few bus lines, and most properties are very close to a bus stop.