Two blocks inland from the beach and just north of Venice Boulevard is a small residential area referred to as the Windward Circle … named after the traffic circle where Windward Avenue meets Main Street. This was the original “center” in the early 1900’s where a water plunge and roller coaster operated. Many of the streets east of the circle were originally canals.
The Windward Circle Neighborhood Map

The Windward Circle Neighborhood at a Glance

as of 07/31/2017

Number of Properties for Sale: 16
Average Days on Market: 21
Months Supply of Inventory: 2.7
Number of Properties in Escrow: 6
Number of Properties Sold This Month: 2
Average Sale Price: $3,815,500
Sold $ / Square Foot: $1,292

Take a look at the Windward Circle Neighborhood vibe …

In the 1930’s the City of Los Angeles filled in the canals in an effort to accommodate the automobile. The area still holds much original charm of the teens and twenties and many of the original homes have been beautifully restored.

Today Windward Circle is the “East Village” of Venice; somewhat urban, trendy and avant-garde; an eclectic combination of old and new; and home to many in the arts and entertainment industry.

There is a small commercial/industrial area around the circle and Main Street, which is being revived into artist lofts, small creative studios, shops and restaurants. Venice’s only public dog park recently opened in the area … a huge success plus a local social spot.

Lots in the neighborhood are small, many only 25′ – 30′ wide by 80′ – 90′ deep. The zoning is predominately RD-1.5, a multiple-residential zoning requiring 1500 sf per unit. There is little, if any, vacant land available; the emphasis is on restoring and enlarging existing homes and tearing down the old to make way for new.