The Beach Neighborhood at a Glance
as of 09/30/2017
Number of Properties for Sale: 13
Average Days on Market: 18
Months Supply of Inventory: —
Number of Properties in Escrow: 0
Number of Properties Sold This Month: 4
Average Sale Price: $2,183,500
Sold $ / Square Foot: $1,000
Take a look at the Beach Neighborhood vibe …
Along the beachfront there are some spectacular residential properties at the south end. Further north the beachfront becomes predominately commercial … known as the Venice Boardwalk and recognized as one of Southern California’s largest tourist attractions. The very northern end becomes residential again.
The beach area houses an active young and young-at-heart group who enjoy the beach … jogging, roller blading, surfing, skateboarding and biking on the bike path … socializing with neighbors while walking their dogs or just lazing on the sand. Venice’s famous Muscle Beach along with paddle tennis and basketball courts are at the hub of the beach activity. Along the boardwalk you will find many restaurants, souvenir shops, beach vendors and artists.
Just behind Ocean Front Walk is a delightful neighborhood of charming walk and drive streets, each one or two blocks long, extending away from the beach. Many of Venice’s original early 1900’s homes are along these streets … some of them beautifully restored … some still waiting for much needed TLC. Many contemporary new homes are scattered throughout. There are many small multiple family dwellings, most two to three units. The North Beach section is somewhat higher density with a few 20- to 30-unit buildings that have no parking.
Most of the lots in the beach neighborhood are small, averaging around 30 wide by 90′-120′ deep. The zoning is predominately multiple-residential. There is very little vacant land remaining; today the emphasis is on either restoring and enlarging existing homes or tearing down the old to make way for new.