The Canals Neighborhood at a Glance
as of 08/31/18
Number of Properties for Sale: 4
Months Supply of Inventory: 2
Number of Properties in Escrow: 2
Number of Properties Sold This Month: 2
Average Sale Price: $2,309,000
Sold $ / Square Foot: $1,936
Average Days on Market: 57
Take a look at the Canals Neighborhood vibe …
Fronting the canals are approximately 370 residential properties, most of which are single-family homes. A total restoration of the canals, including new sidewalks and canal banks, was completed in 1993. The area is architecturally very eclectic … home styles range from small cottages (500-1000 sf) originally built in the early 1900’s to large three story architectural homes which are over 4000 sf. A few vacant lots still remain.
Residents enjoy using the canals for all forms of non-motorized boating … canoes, row boats, kayaks, paddle boads and even remote controlled sail boats. The walkways are beautifully landscaped and a wonderful place for a leisurely stroll or a jog with your dog. There is no bicycling or skating allowed on the walkways or bridges. It is a short 2 to 4 block walk to the beach. A small park at Linnie Canal and Dell Avenue is a gathering spot for families with “little ones.” The park has playground equipment and a protected area for the wild birds and ducks that frequent the area.
The highlight each year is the annual Holiday Boat Parade … sponsored by the Venice Canals Association. Local creative talents work for weeks in preparation. This special event spawns many canal-side parties, cheering the procession of brightly decorated boats and participants.
The typical Venice canal lot size is 30′ wide by 80′ to 95′ deep. The area is zoned RW1-1 … a zoning specific to the canals … which allows only single family homes to be built today. There are a few older 2 to 3 unit properties.
The homes on the Venice Canals are very individual. Usually there are only a small number of homes on the market from which to choose.