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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Venice is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 35,905. Venice is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Venice offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Venice there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Venice and residents tend to be liberal.
About Venice...
Population
35,905

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,148,374
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,942
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    543
    283
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    307
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,307
    500
  • Theft
    2,303
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    524
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$98,557
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Venice is a great place to grow up. Having lived there for more than half my life, I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather live. The people are vibrant and full of life, even if it's to the extreme, and there's always something to do. Another part of what makes Venice so amazing is that it has a kind of small-town feel even though it's part of one of the biggest cities in the world, in Los Angeles. Furthermore, the culture of town continues to go through a shift and growth, but authenticity that remains there, even in small pockets is something to be admired and is truly special.
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We’ve lived in Venice for 24 years now and can’t imagined living any place else. It was still a little gritty when we moved here but coming from Brooklyn I was able to recognize what was just a little rough around the edges and what was truly dangerous.

Yes it had a higher than average crime rate at the time BUT it had a vibrant art scene and bohemian feel, I could live walking distance to the beach and unlike a lot of Los Angeles in the early ‘90’s it had a real neighborhood feel. My neighbors not only knew each other but looked out for each other.

Having been “discovered” and branded one of the “coolest neighborhoods” in the country has had its positives and negatives. On the up side even more restaurants and cool shops are moving in and Crome is WAY down but it’s now an expensive trendy place where my kids can’t afford rent let alone a mortgage.
I have been living in Venice for about 2 years now and I can say that it has its pros and cons. Venice has a reputation for being dirty but seems to be trying to clean up the area. Lincoln is the main road that has most of the traffic along with Venice and Washington. Being about 2 miles from the beach is great but with the amount of tourists in the area is just a nuisance. A lot of crime usually involves the homeless. I cant see raising a family in this type of area with all the commotion in the community. Real estate is hard to find with prices up on the rise. Venice is a diverse area with plenty of nightlife. To me, Venice is a place for tourists and wealthy individuals.